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Posted: December 22, 2015 at 10:07 pm   /   Events

This report was compiled by Richard Dare, Member Leader of ASQ Ottawa Valley Section. Richard Dare is currently the Membership/Nomination Chair/VOC. You can reach him using our contact form.   Wed, Nov 25, 2015 Presentation Conscious Human Intention in the Workplace Presented by: Michael Hart Biography Michael Hart is a member of the National Board, […]

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Posted: December 21, 2015 at 10:57 pm   /   Events, Professional Awareness

he Ottawa Valley Section of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) is sponsoring a special professional awareness event for Students at Carleton University on “What is Quality and what opportunities are available in the field of Quality as a profession”. Volunteers from amongst the Members of ASQ Ottawa will acquaint students with the basic concept […]

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Hello 2016!

Posted: December 19, 2015 at 10:48 pm   /   Events
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ASQ Ottawa Valley Section Receives Historical Documents

Posted: December 13, 2015 at 5:57 pm   /   Blog

Michael Olsen, one of the founding members of ASQ Ottawa Valley Section, contacted ASQ Ottawa with the news that he wishes to deliver some historical documents. ASQ Ottawa invited Mike to the Professional Development event held on Nov 25, 2015. Mike delivered the original copy of the Charter incorporating ASQ Ottawa as an independent Section, […]

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Auditing 2.0

Posted: December 8, 2015 at 6:23 pm   /   ISO 9001:2015, Process Improvements

Now that we have the final version of ISO 9001:2015, it’s time to see if there are any implications for our organizations on the auditing side. Well, there are! The disappearance of specific required documents should not be any surprise. We went from 20 required procedures in the 1987 and 1994 versions down to 6 […]

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Seasons Greetings from ASQ Ottawa Chapter

Posted: December 6, 2015 at 11:09 am   /   Events

From: Chair and Member Leaders

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Change is in the air – ISO 9001 and Requirements for Managing Change!

Posted: October 31, 2015 at 8:55 pm   /   Featured, ISO 9001:2015

The current version of ISO 9001 has some important requirements for managing change. This is no surprise, and we are wise to remember that change introduces risk into our organizations. So when you’re planning a change (and we hope you are planning it!) remember to assess the level of risk associated with ‘something new’. 1. System […]

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Connect the dots: PDCA, Risk-based thinking and the Process Approach

Posted: October 11, 2015 at 2:51 pm   /   ISO 9001:2015, Process Improvements

Risk-based thinking Risk-based thinking helps an organization determine what circumstances could cause hiccups, or worse, disaster. The idea here is to anticipate what might go wrong and create mitigation plans. On the flip side, ‘risk’ can be positive and organizations can build a Management System that puts them in a position to make maximum use […]

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Data integrity issues that defeat the public’s trust

Posted: September 27, 2015 at 8:46 am   /   Blog

The breaking news this last week that Volkswagen (VW) has been caught red-handed cheating their way through emissions tests, has much bigger implications for environmental regulators and consumers alike. VW was aware of this issue and publicly admitted on September 18 that it had fit some of its US market diesel vehicles with a software […]

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