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ASQ Philadelphia – Basic Quality Control, BA-100-1 May 05 & May 11, 2017

May 5 @ 5:30 pm - May 11 @ 9:00 pm

ASQ Philadelphia – Basic Quality Control,   BA-100

This course meets on two consecutive Thursdays May 5 and May 11

Instructor: Ray Lotfi

ASQ RU: 0.9      Prerequisite: None required but familiarity with basic algebra will be helpful

Proposed Benefits:

This class explains the ‘How and Why’ of the basic quality tools like histograms, data plotting, bell shaped curves, and sampling for defects to a person beginning a career in the control of any process in manufacturing or service.

Becoming proficient in the content provides the customer with the foundation for further learning to professionally grow in the field of Quality.  Mastery of these tools will assist in achieving certifications as a Quality Inspector, Quality Technician, Quality Engineer and eventually Six Sigma Green Belt.

The ROI for a company is an employee who is capable of monitoring a process and preventing the waste of time and materials.

Class Details:

  • The classroom techniques will include lecture, individual participation, group problem discussion, case studies, and quizzes to test understanding. 
  • In an instructor-led class, any individual’s weaknesses of the subject matter are worked-on as a group so as to explain, clarify and fix the weakness.
  • In addition, a classroom-based class provides the camaraderie, collaboration, and connections with others in the field of Quality that may provide support and assistance in many other ways.
  • The class materials are derived from the instructor’s 20+ years of experience that forms a class notebook containing a wide range of typical problems and their solutions.

Topics to be covered:


ASQ’s Aims & Concepts, History & Background of Quality Control. Philosophies & Progressive Developments and Terminology & Definitions

Basic Statistical Concepts

Practical Probability Relations, Frequency Distributions, and Measures of Central Tendency & Dispersion-

Process Control Techniques

Capability Studies, Measurement Variation Studies, Tolerance Determination, Variables Control Charts, and Charts for Attributes

Acceptance Sampling

Sampling Theory, Types of Sampling Plans, O. C. Curves, Advantages of Various Plans, and How-To construct your own Plan with your data

Quality Systems

ISO 9000:2008, AS9100C, and QS9000

Tools for Continuous Improvement

Personnel Requirements, Functions & Training, Responsibility & Relationships, and Costs Related to Quality

Summary & Introduction to ASQ Certifications

About the InstructorRay Lotfi: raylotfi@gmail.com

Ray Lotfi is an independent consultant with over 20 years of operation experience with expertise in medical device and consumer product industries on Quality, Regulatory, R&D, Logistic, and Manufacturing issues.

Ray has been the project leader on multiple projects, chaired FMEA teams and served on CAPA panels. He has authored Quality System Manuals, Standard Operation Procedures, and Manufacturing Operation Procedures. He has led commissioning projects -Installation, Operation, and Performance Qualification – for medical devices in aseptic environments.

Publication: “Under Utilized FMEA” published in ASQ Quality Progress, Apr 2015


Attendance, Registration, Refund, and Payment Details:

Textbooks and reference materials are included in the course fee unless otherwise indicated. Some courses use instructor supplied material and these are included in the fee.

If the class is held for the entire day and when indicated, morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch are included in the registration fee.

Section reserves the right to cancel the course if the minimum enrollment is not met.

Substitutions after Registration are permitted. Inform Education Chairperson and/or Section Treasurer to ensure accurate attendance records.

Email from Eventbrite.com addressed to you will be used for important course information. Please open immediately and take appropriate action.

Refunds provided if class is not held.

Payment for the course is due by the first class session unless prior arrangements are made with the Section Education Chair or Section Treasurer.

Payment Options:

PayPal: Follow instructions on Registration page

Pay by Check: Make payable to ASQ Philadelphia Section 0505

Mail to:            ASQ Section 0505, Treasurer

C/o Chris Connors

811 Williamsburg

Downingtown, PA 19355

Pay by Invoice: Send P.O. to Section Treasurer, Chris Connors, 610 864 8637. Provide name of contact person to receive Section’s invoice.


Class information & Emergency Contact:

Ray Lotfif, (610) 308 8495, raylotfi@gmail.com

 Credit Card/Check/Invoice payments: – Section Treasurer, Chris Connors (610) 864 9637, chrisconnors811@gmail.com

 General information

   If the course is held during the day, except where noted, lunch and morning and afternoon breaks are included in the fee. Emergency cancellation notification is to the mobile phone number you provided at registration.

   FYI: This course can be held at your company with a minimum of 6 or 8 attendees at a reduction from the classroom based fee. Except for the Certification Exam Preparation courses, this course can be customized to subjects and issues at your company.

   The company must take care of breaks and lunch and a suitable training area and projection equipment. The course curriculum, time and date are negotiated directly with the instructor. A proposal will be submitted based on the understanding of your requirements.

If interested, contact Ray Lotfi, at raylotfi@gmail.com or (610) 308 8495.


May 5 @ 5:30 pm
May 11 @ 9:00 pm
Event Category:


Philadelphia Section – American Society for Quality