National Quality Month Statistical Symposium
Friday, October 12
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The Conference Center Building at Penn State Great Valley
Directions to Penn State Great Valley
The cost of this event is $40, which includes a continental breakfast and box lunch.
In celebration of National Quality Month, the Philadelphia Section of ASQ and the Engineering Division of Penn State Great Valley will once again sponsor a symposium on statistical methods useful to quality practitioners. The theme is “Harnessing Statistics for Quality Improvement.” The goal is to give attendees some useful facts and tools that can translate readily into practice.
The keynote speaker, Lori B. Pfahler, director for the Center for Mathematical Sciences (CMS) in the Merck Manufacturing Division, will present "The Myth of Normality." Pfahler will examine the significance of the assumption of normality in practical data analysis. The keynote address will be followed by two parallel sessions.
Session 1 - Statistical Engineering
Session one will include: Bill Rodebaugh, plant manager, Honeywell Resins and Chemicals Frankford Plant, and chair of the ASQ National Statistics Division, will present "Leading in a Competitive Environment: Integrating Statistical Engineering, Lean, and Quality"
Gurbachan Chadha, process and statistical engineer, Boeing Military Aircraft, will present "Statistical Engineering: An Enabler to Engineering Excellence at The Boeing Company."
Session 2 - Planning and Conducting Statistical Studies
Session two will include: Julia O’Neill, director of Engineering, and Master Black Belt in Vaccines Product Technology Operations at Merck & Co., Inc., will present "Continued Process Verification"
Tom Bzik, senior research associate, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., will present "Optimum Response Surface Design."
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