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ASQ Lean Methods of Improvement 1-day course Wednesday, February 12, 2020, King of Prussia, PA (QM310-1)

February 12 at 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Roy Kinkaid
ASQ RU: 0.8   Prerequisite: None required but an understanding of quality tools helpful.

Lean – a methodology for identifying non-value added activities and waste in all sectors:  manufacturing, service, health care, education and non-profit.

Proposed Benefits:
Lean is a structured methodology, often associated with Six Sigma (a process improvement methodology) that identifies opportunities for reducing waste, and non-value added activities, reducing costs and improving process throughput. In this one-day session, participants will learn to apply the methodology to effect improvement.

ASQ definition: Producing the maximum sellable product or services at the lowest operational cost. MIT definition: Its goal (Lean) is to incorporate less human effort, less inventory, less time to develop products and less space to become highly responsive to customer demand while producing top quality/service in the most efficient and economical manner possible.

Participants will learn to:

  • identify a process (opportunity) for improvement
  • write a clear statement of the problem to be worked on
  • set a goal for improvement and a time frame for achieving the goal
  • calculate potential cost savings
  • stages of a successful team
  • identify process data available and process data needed
  • analyze data (data – information – knowledge – improvement)
  • create process maps that are part of the Lean methodology
  • perform root cause analysis
  • implement a control plan to maintain gains

Tools included in the training:

Lean tools:  Process Mapping, Swim Lane Mapping, Value Stream Map, SIPOC and 5S.

Basic quality tools to include: data analysis tools – Mean, Range, Standard Deviation, Trend Chart, Pareto, Fishbone Diagram, 5 Whys and Cost of Quality.

Please bring your laptop. Materials will be distributed via USB Flash Drive at the session. We are going paperless.

Class availability:
Classroom Based: The public class (must have a minimum of 6 paying students) is held for one (1) day with eight (8) hours of instruction (two breaks and lunch).

On-Site Based: As an on-site class (for your organization only, minimum of 6 students) the class can be held for one (1) day with eight (8) hours of instruction (two breaks and lunch provided by the organization) or five (5) days – five (4) hour sessions per day of application to a process (problem area) selected by the organization.

Means of projection and training room to be provided by the organization with dates to be negotiated. If interested contact Roy Kinkaid – rkinka@hotmail.com  – 917-353-5342.

About the instructor: Roy Kinkaid
Roy Kinkaid is an independent consultant (25+ years’ experience) with an extensive background in the implementation of various quality management systems – Lean/Six Sigma, Baldrige, Continuous Improvement and Total Quality Management.

Roy has a degree in management, statistics, from Jefferson University, is a Six Sigma Black Belt, Baldrige Examiner, and a senior member of the ASQ.

He has process improvement experience in manufacturing, service, non-profit, education, and healthcare, helping organizations to achieve six sigma levels of quality. Roy has hands-on experience with change management, coaching and facilitation skills necessary to implement a quality program. He has extensive experience working in Europe, the UK and Asia.

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Refunds provided if the class is not held.
Payment for the course is due by the first class unless prior arrangements are made with the section,

Payment Options A refund is provided if the class is not held.

PayPal: This is the default payment method in the Eventbrite ticket purchases. Credit Cards must be tied into a PayPal account. ASQ Philadelphia Section does not accept Credit Cards directly.

Pay by Check: Do not register here. Instead, Notify the instructor Roy Kinkaid who will add you to the class roster manually and alert the Treasurer. Payment for the course is due by the class session unless prior arrangements are made with the Section Education Chair or Section Treasurer.  Make check payable to:
ASQ Section 0505, Mail to ASQ Section 0505 c/o Tom Petrocella, Treasurer, 422 Woodland Ave
Glendora, NJ 08029.

Pay by Invoice: Send P.O. to Section Treasurer, Tom Petrocella tpetrocella@comcast.net. Provide the name of a contact person to receive Section’s invoice.

Questions and emergency contact: Roy Kinkaid 917 353 5342, rkinka@hotmail.com


February 12
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Regus Conference Center – King of Prussia
630 Freedom Business Center Drive, 3rd Floor
King of Prussia, PA 19406 United States
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(610) 768-7700