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March 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 meeting.

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 time.


Topic: Managing Quality in a Lean Organization

Presented by: Dr. Joseph A. DeFeo,  Chairman: The Juran Institute

In 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.

Dinner Location:  Davenport's, 1925 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914


Directions: Click Here for Map


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

Menu:  Meal choice on Event Brite: Grilled Beef Tips, Baked Scrod or Chicken Parm.

Prices: $30 members and guests. $15 unemployed members
Cancellations by March 11, 2020


Reservations:   Please use Eventbrite.com

You can also register by sending your intentions along with your name, company and meal choice to dinner@riasq.org

ASQ Recertification: Dinner meeting earns 0.3 RU