September 2010 - MSQPC Training Update

September 1st, 2010
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Dr. Fisher's New Book Published by ASQ's Quality Press

Corporate Sustainability Planning Assessment Guide: A Comprehensive Organizational Assessment
Fisher, Donald C.

Corporate sustainability planning has risen in prominence over the past few years among leading organizations as a tool to achieve strategic dominance within the global marketplace. This manual is designed to serve as an easy-to-use guide for an organization’s cross-functional self-assessment team(s) to assess and score its corporate sustainability efforts.
This manual can be used to provide a due diligence for an organization’s corporate sustainability efforts, and to provide a template for its self-assessment and strategic planning regarding corporate sustainability efforts. In addition, the manual provides guidance for employees and employee teams to score their departments or total organization in many areas. It can also be used to help employees collect sustainability data to benchmark against other best-practice organizations. 
Corporate sustainability planning for an organization builds on its core values, and can provide direction and rationale for the integration of sustainability principles among employees, vendors, and customers.

The manual will help an organization identify and strategically address sustainability opportunities that will:
·    Increase revenue and reduce costs 
·    Enhance the organization’s reputation, brand, and market value 
·    Better attract and retain talented employees 
·    Mitigate regulatory and business risks 
·    Address key economic, environmental, and social issues within the organization

Click here for more information, and to pre-order your copy.

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"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently." - Warren Buffet

Have Lunch with Us and Learn from an Expert

Overview of Select Quality Tools | Use of quality tools for assuring smooth product introductions is on the rise.  While use of these tools has been common place in select companies for years, manufacturing and service sectors have not taken advantage of their full potential. 

Abha Dastane-Rao, ASQ Certified Quality Manager, Certified Quality Engineer, Six Sigma Black Belt, and  Baldrige examiner, will discuss four widely used tools:

   Advanced Product Quality Planning and Control Plan (APQP & CP)

   Design and Process Failure modes and Effects Analysis (DFMEA, PFMEA)

   Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA)

   Statistical Process Control (SPC) 

August 28.  11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Greater Memphis Chamber

Baldrige Regional Conferences

We invite you to participate in a day of dynamic learning and networking with the nationally recognized Baldrige Award recipients.

Leaders of 13 Award winning organizations will share their management practices at the 2009 Baldrige Regional Conferences in Milwaukee, WI, on September 15 and Cambridge, MA, on October 2. Visit for complete information.
Spend your day networking with current and former Award recipients and learning about their best-in-class practices and insights on innovation and sustainability. Then, close the day by participating in Open Mic sessions where you can share your insights on selected topics in an interactive open forum.
Register at by August 24 and receive the advance registration rate for the conferences.

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