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Meeting Notice - February 2015

February Dinner Meeting

Thursday, February 26, 2015

RSVP before noon on Monday, February 23th


Main Presentation -

The 20 Essential Audit Questions for ISO 9001:2015
Presented by Craig Cochran


Auditing is one of the most rewarding and effective improvement activities that you can possibly take part in. The key to success is knowing the right questions to ask. This presentation will present the essential audit questions that will drive process improvement within the framework of ISO 9001:2015. And the great thing is you can put these concepts to work immediately in your own auditing.

Craig Cochran is the North Metro Region Manager for Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute. He has an MBA from the University of Tennessee and a bachelor’s degree in industrial management from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Cochran holds professional certifications from the American Society for Quality, National Registry of Food Safety Professionals, and the RABQSA. He has over 20 years of industry experience in quality assurance and management, and he has assisted thousands of companies in Georgia and beyond.

Cochran consults, writes, and speaks extensively on management, improvement, problem solving, customer satisfaction, and quality. He’s the author of five books: Problem Solving in Plain English; ISO 9001 in Plain English; The Continual Improvement Process: From Strategy to the Bottom Line; Customer Satisfaction: Tools, Techniques, and Formulas for Success; and Becoming a Customer Focused Organization, all available from Paton Press (www.patonprofessional.com).


 Mini Presentation -

Improving your Supply Chain  

An ASQ.org Presentation

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

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

5:45 Mini Presentation

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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On-Line CQA Refresher Course Starting March 31, 2015

From the ASQ Olde Colony Section

Click here for details and to register


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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.


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.

For more information, click here.


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