You can attend two education programs on manufacturing quality at next week’s Pacific Design & Manufacturing Show in Anaheim, Calif. These two-hour programs are available to all attendees of the Pacific Design and Manufacturing Show, as well as its co-located events: MD&M West, ATX West, PLASTEC West, AeroCon, Electronics West, and WestPack.
One of the quality programs looks at overall management development with the goal of quality. Quality Focused Organizational Change: A Model for Rapid Improvement, runs from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 11. This session will provide an advanced application of the basic PDSA improvement methodology to accommodate organizations requiring rapid improvements to existing processes. The theory, tools, and techniques of this rapid improvement model are aligned with the current revitalized interest in Total Quality Management (TQM). This model can be adopted by any organization desiring to utilize the basic TQM concepts and meet the rapidly changing market demands.
The program will be presented by Milt Krivokuca, ASQ-QMD Chair at California State University in Dominguez Hills. He will discuss moving quickly from theory to application, applying a combination of quality improvement methodology with change concepts in an existing organizational culture and outside-the-box thinking to meet the rapidly changing demands of the global market.
On the afternoon of February 11 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., you’ll be able to attend Tools to Enhance Quality Control Systems. This session comes in two sections, CT Scanning: Breaking Barriers in Product Development & Validation; and The SWEATT Model: Linking Strategy, Metrics, and Accountability.
Visent Avxhi, business development manager at 3D Proscan will present the portion on CT Scanning. In this presentation, attendees will discover how industrial computed tomography (CT) scanning works. The program will examine the advantages of CT scanning for faster analysis and accuracy. Avxhi will also look at how you can use CT Scanning and when to start using this technology.
Russ Roberson, vice president quality and regulatory affairs at GE Healthcare, will present the second portion of the Learning Lab on the SWEATT Model – Linking Strategy. This presentation will introduce the SWEATT model and uncover how it is changing the field of quality. Roberson will explore three examples that demonstrate the value of the SWEATT model in the areas of manufacturing, education, and marriage.
You can download the Learning Labs e-book prior to the show, and you can register for any of these Learning Labs, or others on the schedule, here.