19, 2020 Dinner Meeting
A Message from Rhode Island ASQ:
In light of ongoing developments resulting from the coronavirus, we are
postponing our March 19th Dinner Meeting out of an abundance of
caution. A full credit will be issued to anyone who pre-paid for this
We hope everyone remains healthy and safe during this period; we'll
continue to monitor the situation and expect to hold our next Dinner
Meeting on April 16th, but this will depend on the conditions at that
Managing Quality in a Lean Organization
Presented by: Dr. Joseph A. DeFeo, Chairman: The Juran
this session, we will discuss the importance of managing quality
while in a lean manufacturing world. With an important emphasis on
cutting costs, quality management has not kept up being lean.
Quality professionals need to examine how to make quality happen
faster with QMS being simpler and use technology wherever it can.
We need to place in proper perspective how quality must be
integrated with lean thinking. We will have an open discussion on
how to make it happen.
Dr. Joseph A. DeFeo, Chairman and CEO of Juran, is recognized as one of
the world’s leading experts on transformational change and
breakthrough quality management. For 28 years, Dr. DeFeo has
worked as a trusted adviser helping business leaders increase
sales, reduce costs and improve its customer experience through
the deployment of performance excellence programs. These include
Business Process Quality Management, Lean, Six Sigma, Strategy
Deployment and Change Management.Dr. DeFeo has ushered the Juran
Institute into Juran to support a new age of business improvement
by successfully building on universal principles pioneered by Dr.
Joseph Juran nearly 60 years ago and infusing current thinking and
strategies around performance excellence and transformational
change. DeFeo’s belief that a relentless customer focus and
integrity drives business results was recently noted by Steve
Denning of Forbes.com. “By
re-focusing primary attention on the customer and on exceeding the
customer’s expectations, the Juran Quality Handbook has done
quality management a great service.
Location: Davenport's, 1925
Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914
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5:15 pm Registration & Networking
6:00 pm Dinner,
7:00 pm Presentation
Meal choice on Event Brite: Grilled Beef Tips, Baked
Scrod or Chicken Parm.
$30 members and guests. $15 unemployed members
by March 11, 2020
You can also register by sending your intentions along with your name, company and meal choice to