The June 16, 2016 ASQ Section 1212 meeting is at the Arboretum Club in Buffalo Grove, IL, on Route 22
Putting Contest (anytime between 5:00 and 5:45 P.M.):
Dinner and Networking (6:00 – 7:00):
Understanding the Role of Acceptance Sampling in Validation and Manufacturing (7:00 – 8:00 P.M.)
Join us for some networking fun, and learn something too! Enjoy an exciting Pre-Clinic featuring a Putting Contest at the Buffalo Grove Arboretum Club’s golf course; with lots of fun and networking opportunities, all in support of a little data analysis. Our meeting room doors open to the practice green where we’ve set out mini-putting contest. The green will be open at 5:00, so feel free to start your “official” try anytime before 5:45. Bring your own putter – or use one provided. We furnish the balls. Plan to cheer for your ASQ buddies and enjoy the time together.
Retire to the air-conditioned banquet room and enjoy a buffet picnic
At 7:00, Dr.Wayne Taylor will explain how the role of acceptance sampling changed from the time ANSI Z1.4 was developed. This presentation gives a top-level, non-technical, overview of where acceptance sampling fits in and how it integrates into validation and process control.
Dr. Taylor is the founder and chairman of Taylor Enterprises, Inc. where he is responsible for the development of the VarTran®, Change-Point Analyzer, Sampling Plan Analyzer and Distribution Analyzer software packages as well as providing consulting and training on the Six Sigma approach and tools including Robust Design, Tolerance Analysis, Design of Experiments, SPC, Acceptance Sampling, and Statistics.
In 2000, Dr. Taylor retired from his position as Director of Quality Technologies at Baxter Healthcare Corporation where he was responsible for Baxter’s Six Sigma program. He and his staff have trained over 800 of Baxter’s engineers to serve as Six Sigma black belts. He had been with Baxter for 22 years.
He is author of the books Optimization and Variation Reduction in Quality and Guide to Acceptance Sampling. The first book outlines the approach implemented at Baxter for achieving six sigma quality. The second book outlines a simple to use approach for selecting and justifying sampling plans as well as reducing inspection costs that is used throughout the medical device industries. This system has saved Baxter over 30 million dollars annually.
Dr. Taylor is the leading expert on acceptance sampling in the pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics industries. His articles on selecting statistically valid sampling plans have become standards in the industry and are used by the FDA in their new inspector training. He has taught his 2-day course Successful Acceptance Sampling to over 5,000 students and 50 companies including the CDRH (Center for Devices and Radiological Health) of the FDA.
Dr. Taylor is also a leading expert in Process Validation. He is author of Annex A of the Global Harmonization Task Force guideline titled Process Validation Guidance for Process Validation Engineers.
The VarTran software and Dr. Taylor’s course Robust Tolerance Analysis have rapidly become a key component of many companies DFSS (Design for Six Sigma) programs. Honeywell, the Six Sigma Academy and numerous other companies have adopted VarTran as an essential tool for designing high quality products.
He has made many key contributions to the field of Quality including Variation Transmission Analysis, Process Tolerances, Quick Switching Systems and Change-Point Analysis. He has dozens of articles and hundreds of presentations to his credit.
Dr. Taylor received his Ph.D. in Statistics from Purdue University. He is a fellow of the American Society for Quality as well as a member of the American Statistical Association where he is an Accredited Professional Statistician™.