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Meeting Notice - January 2015

January Dinner Meeting

Thursday, January 22, 2015

RSVP before noon on Monday, January 19th


Main Presentation -

ISO 9001:2015 – Plan for the Changes
Presented by Larry Whittington
The new edition of ISO 9001 is coming and will be a major revision of the current standard.  Are you aware of the significant changes?  Will your organization be ready to successfully make the transition?  Larry Whittington will be our presenter. He has trained, consulted, and audited on all four of the ISO 9001 editions (1987, 1994, 2000, and 2008) and will guide us on how to prepare for the 2015 edition.
Presentation Topics:
•    Purpose of ISO 9001
•    Worldwide Usage
•    History of Editions
•    Reasons for This Revision
•    Timeline for ISO 9001:2015
•    Timeline for Related Standards
•    Core Text of Annex SL
•    New Clause Structure
•    Key Changes in Draft Standard
•    Internal Audit Requirements
•    Changes to Internal Audit
•    Tips for Auditing to New Standard
•    Next Steps for Transition
•    Questions and Answers
Presentation Handouts:
•    Presentation Slides (6-ups)
•    Clause Map – ISO 9001:2008 to ISO/DIS 9001:2015
•    Clause Map – ISO/DIS 9001:2015 to ISO 9001:2008
•    Required Documented Information
•    New Quality Management Principles
•    Risk Management Worksheets

 Larry is President of Whittington & Associates, a training, consulting, and auditing company in Canton, GA. Larry is a certified Exemplar Global and IRCA Lead Quality Auditor.  His free monthly newsletter has been published for 15 years and is read by thousands of subscribers each month.   
Larry has developed requirements, implementation, documentation, and auditing courses for quality, environmental, and safety management system standards. And, he has taught hundreds of classes to thousands of students.  
Larry has a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Florida and ASQ certifications as a Quality Auditor and Software Quality Engineer.


 Mini Presentation -

ISO/DIS 9001:2015 – Risk-Based Thinking

Hilton Suites Hotel, 6120 Peachtree-Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30328

5:30 P.M. Social Period & Registration / Cash Bar

6:30 P.M. Dinner Begins

7:30 P.M. Speaker / Program Begins

$25 Member, $35 Non-Member and member with late reservation, $40 Non-Member late reservation. On-line PayPal payment REQUIRED.

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Educational-Training Opportunities

The Greater Atlanta Section is delighted to announce special educational – training opportunities for our members.   Beginning January 1, 2015 all Atlanta ASQ members will be eligible to enroll for any continuing education course offered by the Institute of Industrial Engineers in Norcross, GA.   ASQ members will receive a discount of 40% off the regular registration fee.   A special registration rate will also apply for the 2015 Engineering Lean Six Sigma Conference to be held at the Westin Perimeter Hotel September 30-October 2, 2015.

In order to take advantage of this very special rate please follow these steps:

  1. Identify the course that you would like to take. Upcoming classes are listed below.  A complete schedule can be found at http://www.iienet2.org/iietrainingcenter/CourseSchedule.aspx.
  2. Download the registration form here:  CorporatePartner_TrainingRegForm_ASQ
  3. Complete the form and email the completed form to [email protected]
  4. IIE will confirm your registration via email.
  5. Attend the seminar and learn.

Upcoming classes are shown below.

Jan 15    Statistics (Norcross, GA)

Jan 21    Six Sigma Green Belt for Healthcare (Norcross, GA)

Jan 21    Six Sigma Green Belt for Process Improvement (Norcross, GA)

Jan 26    Six Sigma Black Belt – Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)

Feb 02    Six Sigma Black Belt (Norcross, GA)

Feb 02    Six Sigma Black Belt for Healthcare (Norcross, GA)

Feb 09    PE Exam Review for Industrial Engineers (Norcross, GA)

Feb 23    Lean Six Sigma Green Belt for Healthcare (Norcross, GA)

Feb 23    Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (Norcross, GA)

Mar 05    Design of Experiments (Norcross, GA)

Mar 16    Lean Black Belt (Norcross, GA)

Mar 16    Lean Black Belt for Healthcare (Norcross, GA)

Mar 16    Lean Green Belt – Nashville (Nashville, TN)

Mar 30    Engineering Analytics (Norcross, GA)




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Social Responsibility and Quality

How ASQ is Involved

ASQ was awarded the administration of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Social Responsibility by the American National Standards Institute. The U.S. TAG is the U.S. member of an international working group chartered with developing an International Standard on Social Responsibility. ASQ’s involvement is a direct extension of its existing leadership role in standards development.

Social responsibility is in direct alignment with aspects of ASQ’s long-term objective to serve as stewards of the quality movement by ensuring that ASQ activities provide increased value to society and our members.

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