Eastman, ASQ host meeting Sept. 24

Eastman Chemical Company and the American Society for Quality (ASQ) are proud to announce an upcoming meeting on Sept. 24  at the Toy F. Reid Eastman Employee Center, Room 219, 400 W. Wilcox Dr., in Kingsport.

ASQ Treasurer and 2017 chair, Eric Hayler, will present a remarkable program on quality processes at his workplace, BMW. The topic will be of special interest to those working in Eastman’s Quality Assurance organizations. Faculty, staff, and students of Northeast State Community College are also invited to attend.

Registration opens at 5:00 p.m. with the tutorial beginning at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:15 p.m. The feature presentation will begin at 6:45 p.m.

Eastman is honored to co-host this program with the Northeast Tennessee Section of ASQ. The section will provide dinner at a cost of $10 (Adults) and $5.00 (Students) for those who register for the dinner. Also, the section will provide a tutorial before the dinner for early arrivers. The tutorial opens a discussion on “The ASQ Recertification Process” with Joe Kirkpatrick which will be of particular interest for any attendees who currently bear an ASQ certification.

Eric Hayler will present the BMW Manufacturing Co.'s Lean Six Sigma and Value Added Production System.
Eric Hayler will present the BMW Manufacturing Co.’s Lean Six Sigma and Value Added Production System.

Hayler will conduct the evening’s featured presentation on  the BMW Manufacturing Co. – Quality and Continuous Improvement, Lean Six Sigma and Value Added Production System.

BMW Manufacturing has been producing the Ultimate Driving Machine in Spartanburg, S.C., for 20 years. The BMW X3, X4, X5, and X6 are made for 140 markets around the world. BMW is known for its quality. In this presentation, how BMW manages quality and continuous improvement will be discussed. Insight into product quality assessment, process assessment, and balanced scorecard approach will be included.

Hayler is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at BMW Manufacturing in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He is ASQ Treasurer and will be ASQ Chair in 2017.

To attend, please register at http://www.asq1106.org/register.asp (to cancel, please contact Ashok Gala at 423-229-3498 or agala@eastman.com).

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