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Program Overview:

“Quality Day Conference – Excellence Through Quality”

Daniel E. Sniezek – Chairperson – ASQ Fellow ~ IEEE Senior Member

“Excellence Through Quality”

There are so many definitions of quality from meeting specifications that came from Dr. Crosby to Continually Improving the processes that came from Dr. Deming.

We will explore the pursuit of excellence through quality. But, not by waiting for perfection! So many times companies wait around for the system to be perfect, and they achieve nothing.

The only thing I see that is perfect is my wife! (She has to be to put up with me!)

To pursue excellence in any system one must look at the processes… then… define the sub-systems or sub-processes. Care must be given to making sure that one does not optimize a subsystem at the sake of the overall system. For example, a car engine may be optimized for maximum torque, but the transmission fails. This was the initial issue with the high torque of electric motors.

“Systems Thinking” in public policy may seem like an impossible task, but it is not. So many activities of governments are simply processes. These processes have inputs, tasks and outputs. Yes, we must define the overall system to optimize. Then, as with a car engine and transmission, with public policy we must make sure that one policy will not negatively affect another policy that results in failure.

Measurement is important to know if the system improved or not. Variability in measurement should be understood. When an engineer measures a pencil once, the engineer knows how long it is. When the measurement is made a second time… the engineer no longer knows for certain. Additional measurements must be made to understand the level of variability.

Yes, measurement is important and understanding variation is key as well. One cannot validate a process unless one knows how to measure it. Actually, in the design and development process, one must consider validation before verification!

As part of validating the design, one must know the manufacturing process to be used. Yes, in software it is the capability of the developers. Designers must take into account the existing processes or be willing to improve them.

Excellence through quality is our goal!

Presenters and Presentation Title:

  • Kenneth Tottle – Davis-Monthan Air Force Base – “Measurement Uncertainty”
  • Gregory Keys – Conceptual Integrity Group. LLC – “Want Greater Reliability? Start With Validation!”
  • Christine Hannon – GE Aviation/Unison – Combining Fault Tree Analysis and FMEA to Improve Risk Mitigation”
  • Guru Medhavan – National Academy of Engineering – Advancing Concepts of Quality in Public Policy: A Systems Engineering Vision”

Event Location:
The conference will be held at the Spot Restaurant 1062 Upper Front Street – Binghamton, New York  13905


8:30am – Doors Open

8:45am – Registration and Networking

9:30am – Program Proceedings

4:30pm – Conference Ends


$35 – ASQ/IEEE and Sponsor Members

$40 – Non-ASQ/IEEE Members

Free – ASQ/IEEE Student Members

$10 – All Other Students

Conference fee includes continental breakfast, break refreshments and menu selected lunch

Free Parking

Please RSVP and pre-register on this website Registration link before March 20, 2020

About The ASQ Binghamton Section… “An Invitation To Join Us”

The ASQ Binghamton section encourages you to reserve the 3rd Thursday of each month (except July and August) to attend our Professional Development Dinner Meetings. We offer a wide range of relevant program topics which span all types of businesses; including manufacturing, process industries, service industries, healthcare, education, government… and others. Quality is a critical parameter in every organization. We can always learn new concepts, tools, and approaches from each other… regardless of the organization type. Often our meetings also provide an opportunity to learn about things that are going on right in our local area while frequently obtaining a world-wide view of innovations and advancements that are shaping our society.

You don’t have to be an ASQ Member to participate in our events. Everyone is welcome. Bring a spouse, a friend, business associate… even a shirt-tail relative! Network with experienced professionals and “everyday folk” who share an interest in this important ingredient called “quality.” Join us for a dinner that can satisfy all tastes and/or food restrictions. Then, sit back and enjoy a structured yet informal technical presentation or program.

Read below for additional information on typical event costs and the venue location. Try us… you’ll like us!

Event Location – Time – Cost:
The dinner meeting venue is yet to be determined – Please check this website for updated information.

Cost is $20 for member and non-member admission, including the networking session, program and dinner. The cost is $10 for students including dinner. The cost is $5 to cover the minimum venue cover charge for attendees who prefer to attend the networking and program sessions without dinner. Pay at the door, please.

Please RSVP on this website Registration link.

Don’t miss this interesting program!

We encourage you to attend every Professional Development Dinner Meeting, plant tour or ASQ Binghamton sponsored event.
Common quality principles and practices apply to EVERY business and organization. Therefore, you can always learn something from one of our programs… even though the topic may be completely outside you normal discipline. Sharing information is important if the ASQ is truly going to achieve its goal of being “The Global Voice of Quality.” Furthermore, we need YOUR thoughts and ideas related to the needs of both YOU and YOUR ORGANIZATION if we are to better meet those needs of a diverse community.
Please join us… and remember; you don’t have to be an ASQ member to attend any of our events. So bring a friend, your spouse, and/or work associate.

Come; experience the camaraderie of like-minded, quality professionals!