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ASQ Charleston Partnership with Concentric Global

ASQ Charleston has entered into a partnership with Concentric Global, a local Quality and Improvement consulting firm, to provide educational opportunities for our local ASQ Members at a discount.

By using promo code “ASQ1122”, ASQ Section 1122 members will receive a 10% discount on full-price 2016 open enrollment classes offered by Concentric.  Visit Concentric’s new website to see upcoming course offerings, and check back often to see when new offerings and other free resources are added.  In return, Concentric will pledge 15% of the course fee back to ASQ Charleston.

Note that Concentric is partnering with Trident Tech for the ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor class offered on Feb 23-25 2016.  This promotional price is 50% off regular price (limit 2 students per organization), and as such the promo code offer “ASQ1122” is not valid for this event.

Please consider Concentric for your training needs, and be sure to use Promo Code “ASQ1122” when signing up for 2016 full-price open enrollment courses!

Concentric Web Site

ASQCharleston.org

Quality Minds Online Prep Courses

Quality Minds Video Training

Quality Minds is an online training series presented by Concentric. These courses are designed for professionals aspiring to pass a certification exam given by the American Society of Quality (ASQ). After successfully completing a course, you will better understand the body of knowledge required for successfully completing the exam. This will allow you to apply a wide range of quality tools and concepts to your individual work situation.

This online course is an on-demand course where you study at your own pace. Each module contains a subject matter video with narration from Stephen Deas. Stephen is a Concentric Subject Matter Expert that was certified as a Quality Engineer in 1991 and a Six Sigma Black Belt in 2003.

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ISO 9001:2015 June Webinar

Quality Professionals are invited to attend an open forum on expected changes to the ISO 9001:2015 International Standard. This forum is part of a series of updates from Charleston area subject-matter experts aimed at assisting organizations in their preparation of the upgrade to the new standard. The panel of experts will include veterans from various sectors such as automotive, aerospace, environmental and information security to discuss the potential impacts on various industry-specific standards (ISO/TS 16949, AS9100, ISO 27001 and ISO 14001).

ISO 9001:2015 May Webinar is now posted

Quality Professionals are invited to attend an open forum on expected changes to the ISO 9001:2015 International Standard. This forum is part of a series of updates from Charleston area subject-matter experts aimed at assisting organizations in their preparation of the upgrade to the new standard. The panel of experts will include veterans from various sectors such as automotive, aerospace, environmental and information security to discuss the potential impacts on various industry specific (ISO/TS 16949, AS9100, ISO 27001 and ISO 14001).

ISO 9001:2015 Forum - April Webinar

Quality Professionals are invited to attend an open forum on expected changes to the ISO 9001:2015 International Standard. This forum is part of a series of updates from Charleston area subject-matter experts aimed at assisting organizations in their preparation of the upgrade to the new standard. The panel of experts will include veterans from various sectors such as automotive, aerospace, environmental and information security to discuss the potential impacts on various industry-specific standards (ISO/TS 16949, AS9100, ISO 27001 and ISO 14001). If you want to attend for ISO 9001:2015 - May Webinar register here.

Charleston’s Talent Demand

In mid-2014, The Charleston Metro Chamber, along with several other local community and higher education organizations, commissioned and participated in a study to compare the higher education offerings in our region with the needs of our employers. National consultants from Avalanche Consulting, as well as the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) worked to identify the region’s higher education gaps. The results of the three phase analysis will help determine where potential gaps exist between the output of local educational institutions and the skills needed by employers, as well as, how to fill both the short- and long- term demand for workforce and skills in the Charleston metro region.

View Report: http://issuu.com/charlestonmetrochamber/docs/rpt_1_-_workforce_supply__demand_an?e=0/8408384

One of the strategic focal points for the Charleston ASQ Section in 2015 will be on the regional needs for talent, and how the section and it’s members can help to support this need. In order to fill the gaps and provide the appropriate level of talent for regional businesses, industry leaders and associations alike must come together quickly.

In the fall of 2014, various projects were kicked off by members of the ASQ Charleston Section Leadership, including participation on the CEJC (Charleston Engineering Joint Council), presentation to SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineering) and a presentation to the Citadel’s School of Engineering. That presentation can be viewed here: The importance of engineering, systems & quality for Charleston’s future

For more information on how you can contribute to the talent demand efforts, contact jim.thompson@cmsicharleston.com or joe.brinson@ifa-rotorion.com.

Reposted from ASQ Charleston

3 SEATS LEFT for ISO/TS 16949:2009 Internal Lead Auditor (32hrs)

Folly Beach - Charleston BeachesLast call for our Fall 2014 Automotive Quality Series with our ISO/TS 16949:2009 Lead Internal Auditor Course. We have THREE seats remaining. The courses will be held at the aLoft Charleston Airport & Convention Center. Learn by day. Hit the beach after class. Why not make the most of your professional development? Don't just take a class - experience business differently. Price includes all course materials, parking, wifi, light breakfast, lunch & afternoon snacks. Dozens of food and entertainment options are within blocks from the hotel.

Register & pay online here or by calling 843.469.8279.

Description:   This advanced internal auditing course caters to the full spectrum of auditor responsibilities – from process auditing to audit program management. This course will teach you the fundamental tools necessary to conduct audits using the automotive process approach while providing vital strategic information to top management. Case studies and scenarios make this course fun. If you are looking for a Lead Auditor course for internal processes or supplier quality development, look no further. This course is for you. NEW: We will also discuss the TS Rules 4th Edition and draft of the proposed ISO 9001:2015 standard. Get a jump on what to expect with the changes and it’s potential effect on your management system implementation.

Designed for:  Audit Program Managers, Lead Auditors, Advanced Audit Team Members, Supplier Quality Engineers & Managers, Process Improvement Managers, Quality Directors, Continuous Improvement Managers, Organizational Development Directors, Management Representatives

This course meets or exceeds the training requirements for:

  • Ford Customer-specific Internal Quality Auditor requirements
  • General Motors Customer-specific Internal Quality Auditor requirements

Length:  4 days/32 hours   CEUs:  3.2    A certificate will be given upon successful completion of all course requirements.

The instructor for this course will be Jim Thompson, President of Concentric and Exemplar Global (formerly RABQSA) Accredited QMS Lead Auditor. Register online here, contact us by email at info@cmsicharleston.com or by calling 843.469.8279.

Day 1
▪    Introduction & Welcome
▪    Gathering of Student Goals & Expectations (CSRs)
▪    Overview of ISO 9001 & ISO/TS 16949 – Part I
▪    Selling QMS to Top Management
▪    The Automotive Process Approach
▪    Overview of ISO 9001 & ISO/TS 16949 – Part II
 
Day 2
▪    Use of Turtle Diagrams for Process Mapping
▪    ISO/TS 16949 Requirements – Clause 4.0, Quality Management System
▪    ISO/TS 16949 Requirements – Clause 5.0, Management Responsibility
▪    ISO/TS 16949 Requirements – Clause 6.0, Resource Management
▪    Overview of AIAG Core Tools (APQP & CP, FMEA, MSA, PPAP & SPC)
▪    ISO/TS 16949 Requirements – Clause 7.0, Product Realization
 
Day 3
▪    ISO/TS 16949 Requirements – Clause 7.0, Product Realization
▪    ISO/TS 16949 Requirements – Clause 8.0, Measurement, Analysis & Improvement
▪    Audit Objectives & Auditor Attributes
▪    Process Auditing Breakout
▪    Writing Audit Findings – NCRs & OFIs
 
Day 4
▪    Reporting Audit Findings
▪    CAPA – Corrective Action & Preventive Action
▪    Closing Out Audit Findings
▪    Closing the Audit Cycle
▪    Evaluating Audit Effectiveness
▪    Final Review/Q&A
▪   Student Goals & Expectations (Reviewed)
▪   Course Examination
 
 

ISO 9001:2015 Webinar by IRCA

We would like to invite you to The International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) and CQI’s free webinar on the ISO 9001, generously sponsored by Qualsys. This webinar is a unique opportunity to find out the implications of the changes in light of the recently released Draft International Standard (DIS).ISO Standards Development Sequence

IRCA’s Technical Manager Richard Green will present:

• The revisions timeline and the most significant changes to date • The drivers for change: why move away from the 2008 version? • The importance of Annex SL • How it will affect auditors and quality professionals

Register for the webinar here: http://view6.workcast.net/register?pak=3817722570763174

The webinar will be broadcast on Friday 20 June at 9am (UK time) or 2pm (EST) and will last for approximately 60 minutes.

During the webinar, you can type in your questions. Experts will be available to answer as many as possible during the event. You can also email your questions to mailbox@irca.org in advance of the webinar.

If you can’t attend the live event, the webinar will be available to watch afterwards on the irca.org website.

We look forward to seeing you on the 20th!

Posted By Mayuko Tanno, IRCA Marketing Team

7-Day Quality Challenge: Win a Ticket to ASQ Charleston's Lowcountry Quality Conference

ASQ Charleston is hosting the Lowcountry Quality Conference on April 24th & 25th and we are proud to be participating this year (You can get more information on the conference here). With all the excitement around the conference for all the great speakers and fun tours, we want to give away a FREE ticket to the conference to one lucky person. Lowcountry Quality Conference

So, here's what we're doing. It's a 7-Day Quality Challenge! And the details are:

Prize One Ticket the Lowcountry Quality Conference April 24-25, 2014 (A $179 Value)

Logistics One question a day. One entry per correct answer. You can answer over any platform – Blog Comment, Email reply, Twitter with #LCQ2014, Facebook Comment or LinkedIn Comment. Play along from Friday, April 4th to Thursday, April 10th. We'll announce the winner on Friday, April 11th. Happy Weekend!

Timeline Now: Get Excited! Friday, April 4th: We will announce, email, post, give you the first Quality trivia question. Then a new question each day after that until Thursday, April 10th. Friday, April 11th: We will announce the winner April 24th-25th: Enjoy the Lowcountry Quality Conference

The theme this year for ASQ Charleston's Lowcountry Quality Conference is Quality in Practice. This year the conference will include great speakers, workshops, exhibitors and 3 VIP Tours. The tours will be of the Clemson Wind Power Turbine Testing Cell, Charleston Water Systems Treatment Facility and Carnival Fantasy Cruise Ship.

You can check out all the details at the conference website.

Top 3 Tips for Quality Professionals

Top Tips for Career Advancement for Quality Professionals2014 marks my 20th year as a Quality Assurance professional and devout practitioner. I frequently refer to my career path as a "genetic mutation put to good use”. No matter where I go or what I’m observing, be it personal or professional, it is difficult for me to shut off the portion of my brain that always wants to make things better. Let’s dub this phenomenon “Chronic PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) Syndrome”.

Chronic PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) Syndrome

Our strengths as quality professionals can also be the very attributes that prevent us from being all that we can be. Just as our “mutations” give us worth in industries requiring attention to detail and the ability to visualize perfection, it is this same attribute that can cripple the forward progress of a thriving business.

Top 3 Tips for Quality Professionals3 Career Tips for the Quality Professional

Using Pareto’s 80/20 Rule (see The Pareto Principle), I’ve narrowed down my long list of lessons learned into the following 3 tips:

  1. Avoid Delayed Perfection
  2. Don’t Take It Personally
  3. Keep Moving Forward

Tip #1 - Avoid Delayed Perfection - Also referred to as “analysis paralysis”, this first tip requires us to walk right up to the edge of a pitfall while being careful not to fall in. Some of the most incredible talents in music, art, writing and product development are started in some dude’s basement because he didn’t want anyone else to see his work until it was perfect. To be honest, I’ve been that dude. I’ll be that dude again many, many times before I’m done.

If you and I owned competing lawn-mowing businesses, and we both had an entire block to mow before sundown (you on one side of the street while I’m on the other), I’m pretty sure that you’d be finished with your 10th and final house while I’m still manually cutting each blade of grass on house #3. Now, assuming that the customer requirements were the same (i.e. mow the yard for $30/yard), we can assume that my efforts would result in the loss of future business.

Quality is nothing without a gig. You can’t do a quality job if you don’t have a job. You won’t have a job for long by only completing 30% of the lawns while your competition is sitting in the truck sipping a cold PBR whilst laughing at you. In this example, you’re probably still in business and I’m probably not.

Note: As I write this blog, I’ve already changed the “1.” to “#1” to “1)” and back three or four times. DANG IT Tip NUMBER ONE!

Tip #2 - Don’t Take It Personally - Being a quality assurance professional comes with the tough duty of trying to convince people, who often times don’t report to you, to execute a process in a specific manner (i.e. best practices, standard work, response to data, etc.). Not only is it difficult to win over the trust of your colleagues at a similar organizational level, but it becomes increasingly difficult the further up you go.

Math is math and facts are facts. But have you ever had a fight with your spouse or other loved-one, presented all of the facts that show you were “right”, while still coming out the loser? Methodology and timing are just as important as facts. If there is a better way to execute a process, reduce waste or protect the customer, stick to your guns. Sometimes a great idea isn’t so great if the timing is off. Its extremely hard to think in terms of improvement when you’re struggling to get through the day. Recognize what is important to the company, as well as the customer, and stay persistent. Don’t give up on your role of taking organizational performance to the next level simply because Mrs. Director of Materials didn’t come to your meeting. Don’t take it personally.

Tip #3 - Keep Moving Forward - The third and final tip is my favorite. I don’t have any tattoos, but if I get one, this would be on the short list (which is why I don’t have any tattoos). In the spirit of improvement and the perpetual PDCA Cycle, you MUST continue to move forward. Competition and stakeholders will always drive the need for improvement. “Improvement” is not going anywhere. Congratulations… the quality profession has a bright future. However, avoid being hypocritical by demonstrating improvement, both personally and professionally.

All 3 words in this tip are extremely important and work hand-in-hand with tips 1 and 2. Do not post-pone movement due to imperfection. Move towards perfection. Do not take it personally when others fail to embrace change with open arms. Change is hard. Remember that. Do not stop. As a quality practitioner, others are looking for you to make it easier to serve the customer and improve the “ease of doing business". Keep moving forward in your quality role. Keep learning. Keep trying new methods and share what you’ve learned with others within your organization.

Even though I make it sound easy, these are not easy tips to implement. Perfectionism is a double-edged sword because while you want to strive for the best quality and to do better and move forward that same perfectionism can paralyze that movement because you’re never ready for the world to know about that thing because its not perfect. Are you a perfectionist? Which of these tips resonates with you the most and how to you plan to implement them?

Regards,

Jim Blog Signature

p.s. Interested in more advice or personal training for your career development? Contact us to see how we can customize a personal training catered to your specific needs.

TSLA August 2013

TWO Sessions August 27-30, 2013  |  Columbus, IN & Charleston, SC

ISO/TS 16949:2009 Internal Lead Auditor Training (32hrs):  $1495*

SummerSpecialThe courses will be held at the new Harbor Breeze on Patriots Point in beautiful Mt. Pleasant, SC (Charleston). Students attending our Indiana course will be catered to by our great friends - who always receive outstanding hospitality reviews - at Tre Bicchieri in downtown Columbus.

Register online here or by calling 843.469.8279.

Description:   This advanced internal auditing course caters to the full spectrum of auditor responsibilities – from process auditing to audit program management. This course will teach you the fundamental tools necessary to conduct audits using the automotive process approach while providing vital strategic information to top management. Case studies and scenarios make this course fun. If you are looking for a Lead Auditor course for internal processes or supplier quality development, look no further. This course is for you. NEW: We will also discuss the CD1 draft of the proposal ISO 9001:2015 standard and it's potential effects on your management system implementation.

Designed for:  Audit Program Managers, Lead Auditors, Advanced Audit Team Members, Supplier Quality Engineers & Managers, Process Improvement Managers, Quality Directors, Continuous Improvement Managers, Organizational Development Directors, Management Representatives

This course meets or exceeds the training requirements for:

  • Ford Customer-specific Internal Quality Auditor requirements
  • General Motors Customer-specific Internal Quality Auditor requirements

Length:  4 days/32 hours   CEUs:  3.2    A certificate will be given upon successful completion of all course requirements.

*Price include training materials and training facilities for each student.  SEND TWO STUDENTS & THE THIRD STUDENT ADMISSION IS FREE!  Promo Codes: 2for3 for multi-student early registration

All of our instructors are accredited with extensive industry expertise in the respective course(s) they teach.  CVs/Resumes can be provided upon request at any time. Register online here, contact us by email at info@cmsicharleston.com or by calling 843.469.8279.

Day 1
▪    Introduction & Welcome
▪    Gathering of Student Goals & Expectations (CSRs)
▪    Overview of ISO 9001 & ISO/TS 16949 – Part I
▪    Selling QMS to Top Management
▪    The Automotive Process Approach
▪    Overview of ISO 9001 & ISO/TS 16949 – Part II
 
Day 2
▪    Use of Turtle Diagrams for Process Mapping
▪    ISO/TS 16949 Requirements – Clause 4.0, Quality Management System
▪    ISO/TS 16949 Requirements – Clause 5.0, Management Responsibility
▪    ISO/TS 16949 Requirements – Clause 6.0, Resource Management
▪    Overview of AIAG Core Tools (APQP & CP, FMEA, MSA, PPAP & SPC)
▪    ISO/TS 16949 Requirements – Clause 7.0, Product Realization
 
Day 3
▪    ISO/TS 16949 Requirements – Clause 7.0, Product Realization
▪    ISO/TS 16949 Requirements – Clause 8.0, Measurement, Analysis & Improvement
▪    Audit Objectives & Auditor Attributes
▪    Process Auditing Breakout
▪    Writing Audit Findings – NCRs & OFIs
 
Day 4
▪    Reporting Audit Findings
▪    CAPA – Corrective Action & Preventive Action
▪    Closing Out Audit Findings
▪    Closing the Audit Cycle
▪    Evaluating Audit Effectiveness
▪    Final Review/Q&A
▪   Student Goals & Expectations (Reviewed)
▪   Course Examination
 

ISO 9001:20XX Forum

SAVE THE DATE | Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Concentric will host a panel of experts to discuss potential changes to come with the next release of ISO 9001, expected sometime in 2015. The panel of experts will also include veterans from various sectors such as automotive, aerospace, environmental and information security to discuss the potential impacts on different industry standards.

We will also be joined by a core member of the United States TAG (Technical Advisory Group) to discuss the latest Committee Draft, global feedback thus far and the next steps in the updating process.

Stay tuned and save the date. This event will be free of charge and include refreshments and a light breakfast.

Kind regards,

Jim Thompson, President - Concentric Management Systems, Inc.

p.s. To read more about some of the initial significant changes, read our latest blog here: acommoncenter.com/iso-9001_20xx

BOGO Summer Special on Training Courses!

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Register Before 6/27

Summer is well on its way and with things heatin' up we thought it was a good time to run a summer special. And not just any old summer special. A BOGO summer special! What's a BOGO? Buy one, get one free. Yep, FREE!

Register for any 2013 Public Training Course from now until June 27th at 7pm and you can send a second person for FREE. No strings attached and no hoops jump through. Just register you and someone else for any 2013 Public Training Course and enter the promo code BOGO2013.

Our next course is coming up in August and it will be here before you know it. So register now while you can get this great deal. You visit our Trainings page to register or here is a listing of all our upcoming trainings.

August 27-30 ISO/TS 16949:2009 Lead Internal Auditor (32 hours) Charleston, SC

August 27-30 ISO/TS 16949:2009 Lead Internal Auditor (32 hours) Columbus, IN

September 26-27 ISO/TS 16949:2009 Standard Overview for Process Owners (16 hours) Charleston, SC

October 8-11 ISO/TS 16949:2009 Lead Internal Auditor (32 hours) Charleston, SC

October 22-25 AS9100C Lead Internal Auditor Training (32hrs) Charleston, SC

November 4-8 Problem Solving Workshop (32hrs) Charleston, SC

November 12-15 ISO/TS 16949:2009 Lead Internal Auditor (32 hours) Columbus, IN

You can see our full list of offerings on our website at acommoncenter.com/what/trainings/. This deal won't come around again so you need to register before 7pm on June 27th. And don't forget to tell your colleagues about this deal!

And while we are on the subject of FREE. Don't forget to check out our FREE resources on acommoncenter.com

And the Winner is...

Congratulations Glenda Montgomery of Charleston, SC!

Glenda Montgomery

 

Glenda Montgomery Quality Assurance/Continuous Improvement/Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt/Project Management Professional Charleston, SC

 

 

 

Thank you everyone for following and submitting answers! We had a great time getting all the answers and hearing from everyone. Here are all the questions and answers:

1. Why can’t investigators start root cause analysis steps for the missing Malaysian Flight 370? The problem has not yet be defined... or identified. You have to know what the problem is before finding a root cause(s).

2. What does PDSA mean? Plan, Do, Study, Act

3. Which two international standards does ISO 19011 support? ISO 9000 Quality Management and ISO 14000 Environmental Management

4. ISO/TS 16949 is frequently referred to as “TS”. What does TS mean in TS 16949? Technical Standard

5. What does FMEA mean? Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

6. Complete this sentence. “A problem well stated is a problem half _____ .” - Charles F. Kettering Solved

7. Which SC-based automotive OEM just announced a $1 billion investment in expanding? BMW. You can read about here.

The Charleston Section of ASQ (American Society for Quality) will hold its annual quality conference on April 24th & 25th. The Lowcountry Quality Conference is a fun, local, 3-day event aimed at improving the quality of your products and/or services. The conference consists of a blend of technical workshops, 3 options for an in-depth tour of some of the best of Charleston, social networking events, and talks from some of the most profound quality practitioners in the world. This year features a dozen talks and/or workshops, 3 VIP Tours at the new Clemson SCE&G Wind Power Turbine Testing facility, Charleston Water Systems Treatment facility and Carnival Fantasy tour & luncheon. The Keynote will be given by Dr. George Benson, President of the College of Charleston and long-time quality supporter through his membership on the board of directors of The Foundation for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. This year's theme is Quality in Practice and will give attendees an opportunity to learn how quality practices can improve their organizations bottom line.

For more information about attending any portion of this years Lowcountry Quality Conference, visit http://asqcharleston.org or call 843.469.8279.

ISO 9001 & ISO/TS 16949 Overview

2 Sessions  |  Friday, February 15th

Send 2 Students & 3rd Student is FREE  |  Active ASQ Section 1122 Members can bring a friend or colleague to a February 15th course at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE.

patriots point (1.23.13)Concentric will hold it's first public training event of 2013 on Friday, February 15th. The morning session will be an ISO 9001:2008 Management Overview followed by an afternoon ISO/TS 16949:2009 Management Overview session. These courses cater to organizations either considering certification or considering the development of a formal quality management system as a tool for improving their business. Both courses will provide an overview of the purpose, timeline, resource needs and other general expectations associated with transitioning to ISO 9001 and/or ISO/TS 16949 compliance.

Course Agenda

  • Introduction & Welcome
  • Gathering of Goals & Expectations (CSRs)
  • Expected Timeline for Compliance
  • Overview of ISO 9001 or ISO/TS 16949 requirements
  • 8 Management Principles
  • Tips on Selling QMS to Top Management

The courses will be held at the new Harbor Breeze on Patriots Point in beautiful Mt. Pleasant, SC (Charleston). Register online here or by calling 843.469.8279.

Promo Codes: 2for3 for multi-student early registration  |  ASQ1122 for ASQ Members

CMSi acquires IP rights to Quality Minds, LLC

April 6, 2012 ImageWe are happy to announce that an agreement has been reached for the acquisition of the intellectual property rights to materials and products owned by Quality Minds, LLC of Charleston, South Carolina.  President Stephen Deas founded Quality Minds in 1997.  Since inception, Stephen has captured his 20+ years of organizational improvements lessons into an extensive catalog of workshops and online professional development courses.  Late Thursday evening, Stephen & I signed an agreement allowing the rights for distribution and ownership of the Quality Minds series to be purchased by CMSi.

One of core strategies for CMSi's 2012 business plan is to further diversify offerings to existing and potential customers - both in the southeastern United States as well as internationally.  The CMSi Advisory Board has challenged us to broaden our breath of SMEs (subject matter experts) as well as creating products that can be offered online.  As a service organization, our primary target has been to add product options for our customers.  Downloadable products will allow us to serve our customer-needs globally, day and night, via online training courses, templates and other tools.

A few online courses that will be made available for download in the coming weeks:

  • ASQ Certification Prep Course for Certified Quality Engineers (CQE)
  • ASQ Certification Prep Course for Certified Quality Auditors (CQA)
  • ASQ Certification Prep Course for Certified Six Sigma Greenbelts (CSSGB)
  • ASQ Certification Prep Course for Certified Six Sigma Blackbelts (CSSBB)
  • Minitab
  • Lean Concepts & Tools
  • Process Mapping
  • SPC
  • FMEA
  • Problem Solving

We believe that the Quality Minds online series will be one of the major catalysts that takes CMSi to the next level both within the Charleston, SC region as well as globally.

March 27-28 | TS 16949 for Process Owners (16hrs)

ISO/TS 16949:2009 Standard for Process Owners (16hrs)

March 27-28, 2012  |  Charleston, SC

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Description:   This course caters to the process owners (top & middle management) within automotive manufacturing organizations who have a responsibility to demonstrate their commitment to the quality management system.   This course will teach process owners the value of the automotive process approach, an overview of how to use core tools as intended and the basics of ISO/TS 16949 compliance.  Case studies and scenarios make this course fun.  If you are looking for a course that will help your organization “live it” versus just “look it”, look no further.  This course is for you.

Designed for:  Process Owners (manufacturing, support and management processes), Internal Audit Team Members, Supplier Quality Engineers & Managers, Process Improvement Managers, Continuous Improvement Managers, Organizational Development Managers, Quality Engineers, Manufacturing Managers

Course Agenda

Day 1

  • Introduction & Welcome
  • Gathering of Student Goals & Expectations (CSRs)
  • Overview of ISO 9001 & ISO/TS 16949 – Part I
  • The Automotive Process Approach
  • Use of Turtle Diagrams for Process Mapping
  • Overview of ISO 9001 & ISO/TS 16949 – Part II

Day 2

  • Overview of ISO/TS 16949 Requirements
  • Deep Dive of ISO/TS 16949 Requirements – Clause 5.0, Management Responsibility
  • Lean Manufacturing – Simple Tools & Techniques
  • Problem Solving Techniques
  • CAPA – Corrective Action & Preventive Action
  • Student Goals & Expectations (Reviewed)

Download the Course Registration Form

For a full list of all training dates, visit:  http://cmsicharleston.com/training

February Course Quickly Approaching

Registration Closed

ISO/TS 16949:2009 Internal Lead Auditor Training (32hrs) | February 20th-23rd, 2012 - Columbus, IN

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Course Description

This advanced course caters to the full spectrum of ISO 9001 and ISO/TS 16949 auditor responsibilities – from auditing using the most effective automotive process approach to audit program management. If you are looking for a Lead Auditor course for internal processes or supplier quality development with a focus on the automotive process auditing and use of the AIAG core tools, look no further. This course is for you!

This course will teach you the fundamental tools necessary to conduct audits and provide vital strategic information for SELLING your findings to top management in order to improve organizational objectives. You will also learn the requirements associated with properly addressing nonconformities to prevent recurrence and pro-active techniques for evaluating business risks. Real world tools, case studies and scenarios make this course a challenge, but a lot of fun.

This course meets or exceeds the training requirements for:

  • Ford Customer-specific Internal Quality Auditor requirements
  • General Motors Customer-specific Internal Quality Auditor requirements

Length: 4 days/32 hours CEUs: 3.2 A certificate will be given upon successful completion of all course requirements.

ISO/TS 16949:2009 Internal Lead Auditor Training (32hrs): $1495*

*Price include training materials and training facilities for each student. SEND TWO STUDENTS & THE THIRD STUDENT ADMISSION IS FREE with our 30-day Pre-Pay Option! To register, reach us by email at jim.thompson@cmsicharleston.com or by calling 843.469.8279.

All of our instructors are accredited with extensive industry expertise in the respective course(s) they teach. CVs/Resumes can be provided upon request at any time. To register, complete our Course Registration Form, contact us by email at jim.thompson@cmsicharleston.com or by calling 843.469.8279.

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Course Agenda

Day 1

  • Introduction & Welcome
  • Gathering of Student Goals & Expectations (CSRs)
  • Overview of ISO 9001 & ISO/TS 16949 - Part I
  • Selling QMS to Top Management
  • The Automotive Process Approach
  • Overview of ISO 9001 & ISO/TS 16949 - Part II

Day 2

  • Use of Turtle Diagrams for Process Mapping
  • ISO/TS 16949 Requirements - Clause 4.0, Quality Management System
  • ISO/TS 16949 Requirements - Clause 5.0, Management Responsibility
  • ISO/TS 16949 Requirements - Clause 6.0, Resource Management
  • Overview of AIAG Core Tools (APQP & CP, FMEA, MSA, PPAP & SPC)
  • ISO/TS 16949 Requirements - Clause 7.0, Product Realization

Day 3

  • ISO/TS 16949 Requirements - Clause 7.0, Product Realization
  • ISO/TS 16949 Requirements - Clause 8.0, Measurement, Analysis & Improvement
  • Audit Objectives & Auditor Attributes
  • Process Auditing Breakout
  • Writing Audit Findings - NCRs & OFIs

Day 4

  • Reporting Audit Findings
  • CAPA - Corrective Action & Preventive Action
  • Closing Out Audit Findings
  • Closing the Audit Cycle
  • Evaluating Audit Effectiveness
  • Final Review/Q&A
  • Student Goals & Expectations (Reviewed)
  • Course Examination

2012 Public Training Announced

We are very excited to announce our 2012 Public Course Offerings for the Charleston, South Carolina and Columbus, Indiana regions.  In addition to the highest quality training courses available, we are raising the bar in 2012 by mixing work with play.  A key initiative in 2012 is to increase the value of each student's experience by combining elements of fun, vacation and relaxation into each course offering.  Whether it is lesson's from the beach or entertainment options provided after-hours, we have raised the bar this year on what our customers should expect from attending a training course.  Don't just attend, experience. Visit our Training page for a full listing of course prices and to register.

2012 Public Course Offerings

Month Date(s) Course Description Location
Feb 20-23 ISO/TS 16949:2009 - Lead Internal Auditor Training (32hrs) Columbus, IN
  29 ISO 9001:2008 - Standard Overview for Top Management (4hrs) Charleston, SC
  29 ISO/TS 16949:2009 - Standard Overview for Top Management (4hrs) Charleston, SC
Mar 12-15 ISO 9001:2008 - Lead Internal Auditor Training (32hrs) Charleston, SC
  27-28 ISO/TS 16949:2009 - Standard for Process Owners (16hrs) Charleston, SC
Apr 5 AS9100C - Standard Overview for Top Management (4hrs) Charleston, SC
  17-18 ISO 9001:2008 - Standard for Process Owners (16hrs) Charleston, SC
  19 CAPA for Process Owners (8hrs) Charleston, SC
May 7-10 ISO/TS 16949:2009 - Lead Internal Auditor Training (32hrs) Charleston, SC
  21-24 ISO 14001:2004 - Lead Internal Auditor Training (32hrs) Columbus, IN
Jun 5-6 ISO/TS 16949:2009 - Standard for Process Owners (16hrs) Charleston, SC
  18-21 AS9100C - Lead Internal Auditor Training (32hrs) Charleston, SC
Jul 12 ISO 9001:2008 - Standard Overview for Top Management (4hrs) Charleston, SC
  12 ISO/TS 16949:2009 - Standard Overview for Top Management (4hrs) Charleston, SC
  24-25 AS9100C - Standard for Process Owners (16hrs) Charleston, SC
Aug 13-16 ISO 9001:2008 - Lead Internal Auditor Training (32hrs) Columbus, IN
  27-30 ISO/TS 16949:2009 - Lead Internal Auditor Training (32hrs) Columbus, IN
  31 CAPA for Process Owners (8hrs) Columbus, IN
Sep 4-5 ISO 9001:2008 - Standard for Process Owners (16hrs) Columbus, IN
  18-19 ISO/TS 16949:2009 - Standard for Process Owners (16hrs) Columbus, IN
Oct 8-11 ISO 14001:2004 - Lead Internal Auditor Training (32hrs) Charleston, SC
  15-18 ISO/TS 16949:2009 - Lead Internal Auditor Training (32hrs) Charleston, SC
  25 AS9100C - Standard Overview for Top Management (4hrs) Charleston, SC
  25 Quality in Healthcare - Overview (4hrs) Charleston, SC
Nov 5-9 Problem Solving - Workshop (40hrs) Charleston, SC
Dec 10-13 ISO/TS 16949:2009 - Lead Internal Auditor Training (32hrs) Columbus, IN
  17-20 AS9100C - Lead Internal Auditor Training (32hrs) Charleston, SC

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1 seat remaining for next week's course in Columbus, IN

ISO/TS 16949:2009 Internal Lead Auditor Training (32hrs)  |  November 14-17, 2011 - Columbus, IN

Final 2011 Public Course Date:  December 12-15, 2011 - Charleston, SC

 

Course Description

This advanced course caters to the full spectrum of ISO 9001 and ISO/TS 16949 auditor responsibilities – from auditing using the most effective automotive process approach to audit program management.  If you are looking for a Lead Auditor course for internal processes or supplier quality development with a focus on the automotive process auditing and use of the AIAG core tools, look no further. This course is for you!

This course will teach you the fundamental tools necessary to conduct audits and provide vital strategic information for SELLING your findings to top management in order to improve organizational objectives. You will also learn the requirements associated with properly addressing nonconformities to prevent recurrence and pro-active techniques for evaluating business risks. Real world tools, case studies and scenarios make this course a challenge, but a lot of fun.

This course meets or exceeds the training requirements for:

  • Ford Customer-specific Internal Quality Auditor requirements
  • General Motors Customer-specific Internal Quality Auditor requirements

Length: 4 days/32 hours CEUs: 3.2 A certificate will be given upon successful completion of all course requirements.

ISO/TS 16949:2009 Internal Lead Auditor Training (32hrs): $1495*

*Price include training materials and training facilities for each student. SEND TWO STUDENTS & THE THIRD STUDENT ADMISSION IS FREE with our 30-day Pre-Pay Option!  To register, reach us by email at jim.thompson@cmsicharleston.com or by calling 843.469.8279.

All of our instructors are accredited with extensive industry expertise in the respective course(s) they teach. CVs/Resumes can be provided upon request at any time. To register, complete our Course Registration Form, contact us by email at jim.thompson@cmsicharleston.com or by calling 843.469.8279.

Course Agenda

DAY ONE - Process Approach and Automotive Core Tools

Session Title Start Finish
1 Chapter 1 - Course Introduction 8:00 8:30
2 Interview Exercise 8:30 9:15
3 Chapter 2 – The Deming Cycle & 8 Principles 9:15 10:00
4 Coffee Break 10:00 10:15
5 Chapter 3 – Process Approach 10:15 12:00
6 Lunch Break 12:00 1:00
7 Chapter 4 – Risk and Problem Solving 1:00 2:30
8 Chapter 5 – Variation 2:30 3:00
9 Coffee break 3:00 3:15
10 Chapter 5 – Variation - continued 3:15 4:30
11 Daily Wrap-up 4:30 5:00

DAY TWO - Review of ISO/TS 16949 Standard

Session Title Start Finish
1 Day 2 Ice Breaker – summarize past day learning 8:00 8:15
2 Chapter 6 – Waste and Lean Manufacturing 8:15 9:00
3 Chapter 6.5 – Overview of ISO/TS 16949 9:00 10:00
4 Coffee break 10:00 10:15
5 Chapter 6.5 – Overview of ISO/TS 16949– continued 10:15 12:00
6 Lunch break 12:00 1:00
7 Chapter 6.5 – Overview of ISO/TS 16949– continued 1:00 3:00
8 Coffee break 3:00 3:15
9 Chapter 6.5 – Overview of ISO/TS 16949– continued 3:15 4:30
10 Daily Wrap-up 4:30 5:00

DAY THREE - Review of ISO/TS 16949 Standard - continued and Auditing Basics

Session Title Start Finish
1 Chapter 6.5 – Overview of ISO/TS 16949– continued 8:00 10:00
2 Coffee Break 10:15 10:30
3 Chapter 6.5 – Overview of ISO/TS 16949– continued 10:30 12:00
4 Lunch Break 12:00 1:00
5 ISO/TS 16949 Quiz 1:00 2:00
6 Chapter 7 – Audit Trails & Exercise 2:00 3:00
7 Coffee break 3:00 3:15
8 Chapter 8 – Audit Program Management 3:15 3:30
9 Chapter 8 – Audit Scheduling Workshop 3:30 4:15
10 Chapter 8 – Audit Program Management - cont. 4:15 5:00

DAY FOUR - Auditing Basics - continued and Exam

Session Title Start Finish
1 Chapter 9 – Audit Reporting 8:00 8:45
2 Chapter 10 – Nonconformances 8:45 9:00
3 NCR Case Studies Workshop 9:00 10:00
4 Coffee break 10:00 10:15
5 Chapter 11 – Corrective Actions 10:15 11:15
6 Corrective Actions workshop 11:15 12:00
7 Lunch Break 12:00 1:00
8 Chapter 12 – Approach to the Audit 1:00 1:30
9 Course Conclusions and Student Feedback 1:30 2:00
10 Exam 2:00 4:00

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