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March 21, 2019 Dinner Meeting

Topic: Opportunity Based Thinking: Is this a Paradigm Shift for a Quality Professional?

Presented by: Bob Deysher, Quality Support Group

Risk Based Thinking has been a key focus since the approval of ISO 9001:2015. What has not been a balanced approach is the identification of “opportunities” which is also a requirement in the ISO standard. This presentation proposes a new tool to assess “opportunities” in an organization. The tool is a mirror image of the typical risk based tool but replaces the dimension of severity with benefit. This new tool drives a paradigm shift in the role of a quality professional. The presentation proposes that the role of a quality professional needs to be able to facilitate an ongoing dialogue linking organizational context with the needs of interested parties (stake holders) during the product life cycle. With this new role the quality professional will be key to improvements in products, processes and services while identifying new technology opportunities to effectively meet stakeholder expectations.

Bob has over 40 years of manufacturing experience in the semiconductor industry. He has held senior management positions in industrial engineering, process engineering, package assembly, manufacturing, quality, and reliability. He has also worked as a senior staff member and consulting engineer in quality and reliability in between managerial assignments. He also has significant experience in process development and certification, process transfer, new product introduction, quality system design and assessment, process change control, non-conforming material, yield analysis, statistical process control, and failure analysis in a multi-factory environment. Bob has a B.S. and M.S. in Metallurgy and Material Science from Lehigh Univ.

Dinner Location:  Chelo's Warwick/Airport, 2225 Post Rd. Warwick, RI 02886


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5:15 pm Registration & Networking 
6:00 pm Dinner, 
7:00 pm Presentation

Menu:  Buffet

Prices: $30 members and guests. $15 unemployed members
Cancellations by March 13, 2018


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ASQ Recertification: Dinner meeting earns 0.3 RU