Columbia Section Officers and Chairpersons by nRJdsL


									                    Columbia Section Officers and Chairpersons
                                   2007 - 2008
           Chairperson                       Placement                        Membership
   Debbie Anderson                 Peggy Thompson                    Kelly Dunson
   PBR                             PBR                               Becton Dickinson        W: 803-227-1330                   W: 803-469-1757
   Sam Fullerton                             Education                     Library / Literature
   FN Manufacturing                Benjamin Hook                           Lead-Chairperson                  Zeus Industrial Products          Ron Paggi
                                   W: 803-926-8194                   Becton Dickinson
              Secretary                                              W: 803-469-1973
   Sandy Vining                              Programs      
   Becton Dickinson                Boots Roberts
   W: 803-469-1742                 Koyo Corp                           Certification/Recertification                Rich Everett
                                                                     Solectron SC
       Treasurer and Hospitality       Nominations & Awards /        W: 803-936-5676
   Bill Swann                         DataBase Internet Liaison
   Zeus Industrial Products        Nicholas Jones
   W: 803-926-8194                 Substation II                          Past / Auditing Chair                 Howie Collum
                                                                     Becton Dickinson
          Newsletter Editor                 Reservations   
   Alex White                      Dawn Maillie
   Solectron SC                    American Red Cross                       ISO Users Group
   W: 803-936-5649                 W: 803-381-5158                   Duane Briggs          Palmetto GBA
                                                                     W: 803-397-6332

Columbia Section ASQ Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
6:00 PM at Midlands Tech Northeast Campus
Room 305

                                             Columbia Section 1102
                                             C/O Alex White
                                             Orangeburg, SC 29118
       Columbia Section News
ISSUE 10                                                                                      October 2007

                         Columbia Section Meeting – October 9, 2007

Topic: Dashboard Metrics: Dashboards are powerful tools that provide executives, managers, and others
within your business the ability to monitor key metrics in an integrated view. Much like a real dashboard, all
the information business managers need to quickly assess the situations and drive business decisions are
displayed in one location. Dashboard metrics can help a business manage the unexpected and expose
critical metrics in real time. Our presenters will demonstrate dashboard metrics completed within their own
businesses, discuss how they chose the key process indicators (KPI's) to monitor, and how they use the

Presenters: Tyrone Ellis: Tyrone is currently the Engineering Manager at Bose Corporation in
Blythewood, SC. Tyrone's previous positions within Bose Corporation include QA Unit Manager, QA
Manager, SE Ops, and Business Unit Manager. Prior to being employed by Bose, Tyrone held various
positions with Westinghouse/Milliken & Co, Schlumberger Ind, and Robert Bosch Corp. Tyrone is a
member of ASQ and is an ASC Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) and Certified Manager of
Quality/Organizational Excellence.

Robert Fauvie: Rob is currently the Manufacturing Manager at BD Diagnostics Systems in Sumter, SC.
Rob has been with BD for 1 year and 9 months. Rob was previously employed at Morton Custom Plastics
in St. Matthews, SC and at Bose Corporation in Blythewood, SC. Rob has been in manufacturing for 14
years and has held various positions including Plant Management, Materials Management, and
Operations Supervision.

As always, dinner is at 6:00 PM and costs $10 per person. The program will start at 7:00 PM.

It will be at Midlands Technical College – Center for Quality in Room 305. The room is on the third floor.
If you go up the stairs or the elevator from the lobby you need to go to your left and it is the only classroom
is at the end of the hall on your left. If you reach the roof, you have gone to far.

Please make reservations by contacting Dawn Maillie at for reservations by
October 3, 2007.

                                 LEADERSHIP TIP OF THE WEEK
The six following types of questions are used to guide brief solution-focused coaching and promote
positive change:
• A “miracle question” draws out specific, behavior-based goals.
• An “exception question” identifies the skills an individual has that can be used more effectively.
• A “scaling question” establishes a subjective point of reference that is useful for measuring change over
• A “coping question” uncovers the positive aspects of the current situation and informs future possibilities.
• A “relationship question” focuses attention on a third-party perspective.
• A “what else question” elicits additional information to guide the process.
--“New Views on Leadership Coaching” by Michael Wakefield. The Journal for Quality and Participation,
June 2006.

                                          RANDOM QUOTES
"Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to
success." - Dale Carnegie

“Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.” – Mark Twain

“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.” – Don Marquis
                                        JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Regulatory Compliance Coordinator
Solectron-West Columbia is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a new opening as a Regulatory
Compliance Coordinator. The candidate will assist with activities associated with regulatory and quality
system registrations (e.g. ISO 9001) to include internal quality auditing, report preparation and document
control. Ideal candidate has an Associates degree in related field coupled with 2 -3 years of
manufacturing (preferably quality assurance) experience.
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
Demonstrated skills in leading and coordinating quality system programs. Good working knowledge and
proficiency in operating office equipment and personal computers to include Microsoft Office software.
Prior knowledge of product safety regulations, environmental management, electronics manufacturing,
medical device manufacturing and ISO 9001 is desirable but not required.
To apply for this job or review other jobs, visit

Quality Manager
An injection molding facility in South Carolina has an opening for a Quality Manager. This is an excellent,
hands-on opportunity for a highly motivated individual who wants to get involved with every aspect of
quality within a plant setting. This position requires active participation within the plant operations team;
supporting the Plant Manager and will require daily interaction with customers, suppliers, management
and skilled labor. Strong communication and organizational skills along with the ability to work in a fast-
paced, team-oriented environment are essential. Computer skills (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint) are
In order to be considered, candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree within the engineering field
(chemical, industrial, mechanical, etc.) with a minimum of 3 - 5 years experience as a Quality Manager or
equivalent within a lean manufacturing environment; preferably in the automotive industry. Experience
within an ISO 9001 or TS-16949 environment is also required. Relocation assistance is available to
qualified candidates.
To apply please send your MS Word formatted resume to Vince@CareerCon.Net.

Corporate Quality Engineer
Zeus Industrial Products, Inc. is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Corporate Quality
Requirements: BS degree in technical discipline is required; Possesses a strong background in problem-
solving, statistical tools, ISO 9001:2000, “process style” quality auditing, and Six-Sigma methodologies;
Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills; At least 5 years of experience at the
Quality Engineering or Quality Manager level.
Please send your resume and salary requirements to: Zeus Industrial Products, Inc., P.O. Box 2167,
Orangeburg, SC 29116. Attention: HR, or use our Internet e-mail address: Our fax is 803-536-5550. No phone calls please!

                                            QUALITY TOOL
Heuristic Redefinition
“Heuristic redefinition is a two-step macroprocess that begins by creating a visual presentation of a
problem. This is followed by a systematic evaluation to search for the optimal solution to the problem.
Development of a visual presentation is encouraged. It is accomplished by having a team draw a picture
of the overall system as well as symbols or icons for the most important components of the problem. The
visualization process clarifies the problem as a system because the resulting picture reveals system
components, its subsystems, and interrelationships expressed in terms of a specified goal.
“Potential concerns, articulated as questions, are formed based on these interrelationships. The questions
are systematically evaluated using a prioritization matrix where the likelihood of success, the effort
needed, and the quality of the results of each are noted. Finally, the team discusses which concern is best
suited in terms of success, opportunities, and/or innovations.”

—From Quality Essentials by Jack B. ReVelle
The following Center for Quality training classes are being offered at Midlands Technical College’s
Northeast Campus in the coming months.

All Center for Quality classes can also be offered at your location.

If you would like further information on Center for Quality services [training, customized classes,
consulting, facilitation] or to receive a Center for Quality catalog please e-mail:
or call 691-3911.

Register for classes by calling MTC’s Registration at: 803-732-0432.

Understanding ISO/TS 16949:2002                            Oct. 11-12                       $650
Process FMEA [PFMEA]                                       Oct. 15-16                       $625
Six Sigma Green Belt Fast Track class                      Oct. 29-Nov. 2, Dec. 3-7         $3995
Statistical Analysis for Process Improvement               Oct 16-19                        $995
Team Problem Solving                                       Oct. 17-18                       $625

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