August 9 Program

August 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SPEAKER: Dr. Anton Camarota

BIO: Dr. Anton G. Camarota is Executive Director of Tellari, a professional organization dedicated to helping business leaders build sustainable companies. A Senior Member of the American Society for Quality and a Master Graduate of the Rapport International School of Leadership, Dr. Camarota has more than 20 years of management and consulting experience with Fortune 1000 companies throughout the world. 

A strong supporter of higher education, Dr. Camarota holds an MBA summa cum laude from the University of Denver’s Daniels School of Business, and a PhD from the School of Business and Technology Management at Northcentral University.

TOPIC:  Quality and the Circular Economy: Back to the Future

ABSTRACT: An important emerging model for sustainability is the circular economy, which has been adopted by many companies worldwide. This model abandons the conventional make-use-discard linear approach and instead adopts three principles: (a) design out waste and pollution, (b) keep products and materials in use, and (c) regenerate natural systems. The circular approach has several important implications for quality managers such as zero waste, design for disassembly and repair, remanufacturing, and ecological integration. In this fun and interactive presentation we describe the circular economic approach in detail, explore the important implications of this model for quality managers, and examine several case studies that illustrate how companies are using this approach to meet the challenges of sustainable operations.

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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