April 12, 2018 Program

April 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SPEAKER: Vic Nanda

BIO:  Vic Nanda is a Master Black Belt consultant. He has 22 years experience in process improvement, business transformation, and quality management systems. He is the author of three quality books and several peer-reviewed publications on Six Sigma, Quality Management Systems and ISO 9000. Vic’s expertise includes Lean Six Sigma, Kaizen, ISO 9000, CMMi®, ITIL®, and TL 9000. In recognition of his professional achievements and contributions to the field of quality, Vic was awarded the prestigious American Society for Quality’s Feigenbaum Medal in 2006. Vic is a past Chair and current member of the Award Committee of the ASQ Feigenbaum Medal, member of the Editorial Review Board of ASQ – Software Quality Professional Journal, member of the Standard Review Board for ASQ Quality Press, and Senior member of ASQ. Vic has a MS in computer science from McGill University, Canada.

TOPIC:  Step by Step Guide to Streamline Business Processes & Banish Waste in 3 days

ABSTRACT:  One of the biggest operational challenges facing companies today are that they are encumbered by complex and inefficient business processes. Operational inefficiencies diminish not only a company’s product and service quality and customer experience but act as a major competitive disadvantage that gradually erodes a company’s competitive position. Business groups and functional teams perform local optimization of their functional areas, ignoring the cross-dependencies and bottlenecks in the overall business process or value stream of which they only perform a part. This presentation provides a 10-step proven blue print to conduct a “transformation Workshop” to streamline any business process into a lean, efficient, and optimized business process that on average is 25-50% more efficient and shorter than the baseline process. The methodology works regardless of the type of industry or business process. Case studies will be presented to demonstrate application of the methodology in real-world situations. Practical tips regarding keys to success and pitfalls to avoid in conduct of such transformation workshops will be shared.

TOPIC 2:  Statistical Analysis of the Risk Factors for Heart Disease (add-on short presentation, 15 mins only)

SPEAKER:  Hersh Nanda

BIO:  Hersh is a Junior High student at Basis Chandler. He is a National Junior Honor Society member since 2016, and a John Hopkins University National Merit Scholar. Hersh will present interesting findings of a science project that were selected as the best medical project from Basis Chandler for the Arizona Science Fair and is currently in review with ASQ Quality Progress for publication.

LOCATION:  Edward Jones Training Facility, 8333 South River Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85284

COST:  All meetings are free and open to the public

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