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January Program Meeting - January 15, 2018

Generac’s Oshkosh plant manufactures large, commercial and industrial generators to provide backup power to sites such as hospitals, data centers, cell towers, and other applications where backup power is essential in case a natural disaster or other event disrupts the primary electrical service. During this Program Meeting, you will tour the facility and learn about Generac’s history, how Generac’s continuous improvement is integrated with the strategic plan, and Generac’s Drive to Zero continuous improvement program.


4:30 PM – 5:10 PM: Arrival and Registration

4:45-5:30 PM: Plant Tours
Tours will be given to groups of 10-12. Last tour will begin at 5:15 PM.

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM: Dinner Program
Generac Overview ~ Continuous Improvement and Strategic Planning ~ Drive to Zero – Safety, Quality, Waste

Pricing: Member $25; Non-member $30

Hurry! Registration deadline is 12:00 noon Wednesday, January 10. Sign up on our website – http://asqsection1206.starchapter.com.

Directions to Generac Power Systems

Take I-41 exit 113. Take County Highway N east to the 4-way stop sign (approximately 2 miles). Turn left onto Oregon Street (County Highway I). Generac Power Systems will be approximately 1 mile down, on the left.

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From the Chair

Hello Section 1206 ASQ Members!

The 2018 New Year has begun! I am pleased to be on the ASQ board for section 1206 and wanted to introduce myself. My career has spanned almost 12 years in Quality and Regulatory Compliance experience in the industry of food, packaging, dietary supplements, medical devices and cosmetics that support strategic initiatives for the business as a whole . I currently hold the position of Quality Specialist & Lead ISO 13485:2016 auditor for Bemis HealthCare Packaging.

In 2018, we would like to diversify our monthly meetings by showcasing different business segments/industries in order for our members to get acquainted with different businesses in the area and adding value to our members. Quality plays an integral role in the future and how we use quality in what lies ahead.

Please join us at the upcoming meeting at Generac Power Systems, Inc. on Monday, Jan 15, 2018! Founded in 1959, Generac was the first to engineer affordable home standby generators, along with the first engine developed specifically for the rigors of generator use, and is now the #1 manufacturer of home backup generators. Generac manufactures the widest range of power products in the marketplace including portable, residential, commercial and industrial generators. The Oshkosh facility, acquired in 2014, manufactures large (150 kW – 2 MW) generators for commercial and industrial applications.

If you would like to showcase your company and get added to the scheduled meetings for 2018, please contact us – we would love to visit!

ASQ has a vision to become a world leader in quality and process control. Let’s work together to bring this new vision to life.

To keep up with what’s going on in your section, check out our website at http://asqsection1206.starchapter.com/!

Janel Rumbuc, Winnebago Section # 1206 Chair
Connect with me on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/janelqualityassurance/

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Open Invitation to Join the Monthly Section 1206 Board Meetings

The section leadership is always looking for feedback at the monthly board meetings. These meetings occur at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month (unless otherwise scheduled) at Pizza Ranch in Oshkosh. The meal is provided for all attendees. The next Board Meeting will be held on January 22. Check the website for additional details, and e-mail Janel Rumbuc to let her know if you plan on attending.


New Website Coming Soon!

The Board recently decided to partner with StarChapter, a management software company serving local chapters of professional and trade associations in the United States and Canada. In addition to website maintenance, this software will help manage event registration, e-mail communication, and other aspects of the Section’s operations. We hope these tools will help provide more meaningful and timely content via the website and e-mail, and allow us to better serve you. We expect the new website to be launched in early March. Stay tuned to http://asqsection1206.starchapter.com!


Six Sigma Green Belt Training

ASQ Section 1206 is pleased to offer training to prepare for the ASQ Six Sigma Green Belt exam. The class will be given in 9 sessions during the months of February to April 2018. Each session will cover a different part of the exam. The list of sessions is as follows...

1. Lean and Six Sigma

2. Define – building the team

3. Define – plan the project

4. Measurement of data

5. Measurement probability

6. Measurement capability

7. Analyze data

8. Methods for real improvement

9. Control to maintain improvements

The training will be led by ASQ Section 1206 Education Chair Bruce Bader, who is a consultant with over 40 years of experience working in paper, plastics, polymers and paint industries in various Engineering and Management positions. He is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and holds an ASQ certification as a Manager of Quality / Organizational Excellence. He has taught courses at graduate school and for ASQ in quality systems, as well as presentations at local and national ASQ conferences. These include training for CQE and CMQ/OE exams for Section 1206.

Bruce earned a PhD in quality management systems at Indiana State University, an MBA from Northern Kentucky University and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Grove City College. Through the University of Tennessee he did additional graduate work in statistical process controls.

He has written articles for Quality Progress, The Journal for Quality and Participation, and other publications.

Each attendee will be required to purchase a CSSGB book from the Quality council of Indiana. The cost of a book is $70 plus shipping. In addition there is a charge of $10 per session. You may choose to attend all sessions or pick and choose those sessions that fit your needs; you will only be charged for the sessions you attend.

The classes will be held at the training center for Neenah Foundry. There are a limited number of seats available for this training so register early. For more information or to register, contact the instructor at Bader1phd@gmail.com.



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