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ASQ Ottawa Wins Silver – 2015 PAR Performance Recognition

Posted: April 2, 2016 at 12:24 am   /   Blog, News

n behalf of the Performance Awards & Recognition (PAR) committee, we want to thank you for all of the hard work your leadership team provided to the section members this past year, as well as ASQ as a whole. We are pleased to announce that the Ottawa Valley Section, 407 has received the Silver award […]

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Improvement Models Connections

Posted: March 26, 2016 at 11:20 pm   /   Infograph, Process Improvements


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REVISIONS TO THE SCHOLARSHIP POLICY – Message from the Regional Director

Posted: March 26, 2016 at 10:43 pm   /   Blog

t the Feb 2016 Board of Directors meeting, ASQ Board of Directors (BoD) approved a revision to our Scholarship Policy.  As such, all section scholarship procedures need to be reviewed to assure that we are in compliance with legal requirements.  The legal issues are related to how a 501(c)3 organization is permitted to award scholarship […]

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Are your measurements hurting performance?

Posted: March 20, 2016 at 10:12 pm   /   Process Improvements

ohn Seddon, Vanguard Consulting, has been using the Toyota Production System and Systems Thinking for almost 3 decades. His work is well known throughout the Quality World and he has made significant improvements in processes for hundreds of organizations and UK government departments. This article is based on his ‘Lean Tactics’ document Measurement. What to […]

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Clause 10 – Improvement

Posted: March 7, 2016 at 7:30 pm   /   ISO 9001:2015

his Clause nicely wraps up the Standard and ties a bow around it. Since the 2015 version of ISO 9001 has removed specific requirements for a procedure for ‘Preventive Action’, Clause 10 places increased importance on an organization to be proactive and prevent non-conformances rather than waiting for a problem and correcting it. In fact, […]

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PDCA and Continual Improvement

Posted: February 25, 2016 at 12:51 am   /   Infograph, Process Improvements
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Clause 9 – Performance Evaluation

Posted: February 22, 2016 at 4:30 pm   /   ISO 9001:2015

quick look confirms that there are no potholes in this part of the highway to 9001:2015. Generally speaking, the Monitoring, Measurement and Analysis requirements are VERY similar to the 2008 version. However, poorly designed measurements can actually cause suboptimal performance. In the work done by John Seddon of Vanguard Consulting in the UK, we see […]

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