One thing that hasn’t changed in today’s U.S. manufacturing climate is the need for quality systems that will support the development and manufacture of profitable, innovative products. In fact, innovation and quality are key advantages your company can use to survive, and even thrive. Individuals with a sound grasp of key elements, combined with the knowledge and skill set necessary to apply these elements, are crucial for better bottom-line profitability. This year’s Quality Expo Conference offers workshops designed to provide both strategic and tactical informa-tion on the top quality trends, issues, and tools. Complete conference details available at www.qualitysouth.com. Don’t miss this opportunity. Quality Magazine subscribers receive special discounted rates. To take advantage of this special offer, contact Melanie Cruz at (310) 996-9431 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Conference Program Registration Includes: • Session materials for registered session(s) each day and electronic access to presentations for registered day(s) • Networking lunch on registered day(s) • Coffee and refreshments during the session breaks • Complimentary admission to all co-located expositions 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 100A: A Practical Approach to Lean Transformation Instructors: Todd Wiese, partner, and Brent Tadsen, partner, Adaptive Business Solutions LLC This intermediate to advanced workshop will: • Take you beyond the tools; learn and understand the Lean Transformation Framework • Teach you how to apply the framework to answer the practical questions posed above • Coach you through a knowledge worker (transactional) simulation emphasizing the use of the Lean Transformation Framework 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 101A: Become A Better CAPA Sleuth Instructor: Ken Peterson, Director Quality Solutions, MasterControl You’ll learn how to: • Define ISO guidelines for effective CAPA systems • Use a risk-based escalation process to determine if CAPA should be initiated • Master questioning techniques that gather relevant information • Pinpoint root causes using facts instead of guesswork or opinion • Avoid costly experiments and trial fixes • Identify critical areas of an investigation • Document the analysis in an easy-to-use format Is this workshop for you or your colleagues? Ask yourself: • Are we spending more time investigating what went wrong than we are getting product out the door? • Are investigations taking longer than necessary? • Do our investigations come back inconclusive? • What percent of our CAPAs are repeated? • Are we all speaking a common language? 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 100B: A Practical Approach to Lean Transformation, continued Instructors: Todd Wiese, partner, and Brent Tadsen, partner, Adaptive Business Solutions LLC This intermediate to advanced workshop will: • Take you beyond the tools; learn and understand the Lean Transformation Framework • Teach you how to apply the framework to answer the practical questions posed above • Coach you through a knowledge worker (transactional) simulation emphasizing the use of the Lean Transformation Framework 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 101B: Catch Part Defects Before They Happen Instructor: Paul Hogendoorn, President and Co-Founder, OES Inc. Attendees will learn: • About the paradigm shift in technology for the manufacturing industry • How to avoid catastrophic failures and bad press • How to put the emphasis on refining and improving the manufacturing process • How to prevent errors in production • How to save money by providing machine maintenance when it is required instead of when it is scheduled • How to meet the tier one demands of pennies per part price, parts per second speed and zero defect quality tolerance • About retrofitting machines or building new ones with innovative designs and sophisticated intelligence
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