Dallas Chair Newsletter – March 2017

The March 2017 Professional Development Meeting to Feature a Workshop on Kaizen Kanban.

Meeting Date/Time: March 23, 2017 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Please REGISTER to confirm your attendance.

Meeting Location:

Best Western Dallas Hotel and Conference Center located at 8051 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy., Dallas, TX 75251 Phone Number 972-680-3000.


Meeting Agenda:
▪ 5:30pm to 6:00pm – Check In and Networking
▪ 6:00pm to 6:50pm – Tutorial Presentation
Presenter: Fabrice Bouchereau
Topic: Kaizen Kanban Part 1
▪ 7:00pm to 7:30pm- Dinner
-Boneless Buttermilk Fried Chicken
-Mashed Garlic Red Potatoes
-Green Beans
-Corn Bread
-Coffee and Iced Tea
▪ 7:25pm to 7:30pm – Section Announcements
▪ 7:30pm to 8:20pm – Dinner Presentation
Presenter: Fabrice Bouchereau
Topic: Kaizen Kanban Part 2
▪ 8:20pm to 8:30pm – Wrap Up and Complete Surveys

Meeting Presentation:
The March Professional Development Meeting will feature Fabrice Bouchereau of Process Zen Consulting in a two-part presentation (utilizing the tutorial time spot as well as the dinner presentation time spot) entitled “Kaizen Kanban”.

Fabrice is a licensed professional engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Miami. Fabrice founded and manages ProcessZen Consulting. His mission is to help you facilitate, improve and transform the organization to get the most out your existing systems, processes & resources to achieve optimal levels of satisfaction for stakeholders, employees and customers. His publication “Kaizen Kanban” presents a visual facilitation approach that leverages fundamental quality and lean tools to compile prioritized project pipelines for organizations.

Fabrice frequently presents at conferences where he emphasizes the importance of adapting fundamental tools, improvement approaches and mindsets to meet today’s innovation, quality and project management challenges.

Fabrice holds the following certifications:

• PMI Certified PMP and Agile Practitioner
• APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management
• ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality Auditor, Quality Engineer and Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence

What will the audience walk away with after attending your presentation?
Those within various levels of an organization, from supervisors and managers through executives, in a wide range of industries will find the concepts and approaches discussed in Kaizen Kanban useful to drive performance improvement.

The practical guidance provided will help strengthen the facilitation and problem-solving skills of organizational members. In so doing, organizations can transform themselves from firefighters and reactionaries to proactive identifiers of opportunities for improvement and effective problem solvers.

This approach is designed to complement and enhance the effectiveness of quality, lean, continuous improvement, and project management initiatives that may already be in place in an organization.

In this session, we will discuss how fundamental tools and techniques from various toolboxes can be combined into a coherent, dynamic, and customizable improvement strategy. Our unique approach to facilitation leverages best practices and minimizes the unnecessary customization of well-known tools. This enables us to combine various toolboxes and the experience of participants to quickly identify improvement opportunities for entire value streams.

February 2017 Professional Development Meeting

The next Professional Development meeting  will be held on

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Best Western Dallas Hotel and Conference Center
8051 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy
Dallas, TX 75251
Phone Number 972-680-3000

The meal price is $25.00 and reservations are required by February 22 in order to guarantee dinner.

Please REGISTER to confirm your attendance.

This Month’s Professional Development Meeting Agenda


6:00pm to 6:45pm – Tutorial Presentation – The Recertification Process and The Recertification Journal

Mr. Steve Fox, Current Section Member Recertification/Upgrades Chair and Past Section Chair will be presenting the recertification process and reviewing the recertification journal. ASQ requires that you recertify your certifications every three years. The ASQ recertification journal is a form you can use to record activities that can count toward your recertification, including courses you have taken, employment history, committee work you have performed, and publications you have authored or co-authored.There are some changes coming up this year in the process so all of you who currently hold a ASQ Certification or are considering obtaining one will want to attend, learn and ask questions about how to properly maintin your certification.

7:00pm to 7:45pm – Dinner – La Fiesta en Dallas

Chicken and Beef Fajitas meat Sautéed with Green Peppers and onions
Pico de Gallo, Homemade Fresh Salsa,
Cheddar Cheese, Sour Cream
Refried Beans & Mexican Rice
Tortilla Chips and Fresh Salsa or Queso
Warm Flour tortillas
Freshly Brewed Coffee and Decaffeinated Coffee, and Tea

7:45pm to 8:00pm – Announcements
8:00pm to 8:45pm – Learn How to Maximize the New Microsoft version of LinkedIn to Find, Connect and Build Relationships with your Key Contacts and Prospects

With more than 464 million users worldwide, LinkedIn is the proven, number one online networking tool that gives you a unique opportunity to achieve your branding and marketing goals. In this LinkedIn Branding and Optimization presentation, you will learn the latest Branding and Social Selling strategies and tips that will help you find, connect and develop relationships with your key contacts, prospects and clients.

Whether you are a business professional looking for prospects and clients or a job seeker wanting to land a new job opportunity, this training presentation is for you!

► Identify the key, searchable terms to include in your profile that will help you land on the top of LinkedIn search results

► Create a well-branded, search-optimized profile that allows your key contacts and prospects immediately understand how you can help them solve their business challenges with your unique talents, products and services

► Maximize the unlimited networking power of Social Selling with LinkedIn to find, connect and develop relationships with you key contacts, prospects and clients that result in new job and clients

Terry Sullivan is the founder of Buzzpro, a nationally recognized Integrated Marketing and Social Media solution and training company. Terry and his Buzzpro team work with their clients to show them how to fill their sales funnel with better leads, schedule more appointments and close more sales using advanced Social Selling strategies.

Widely considered to be a Guru of LinkedIn, Terry has trained more than 6,200 business leaders, owners and individuals across the nation on how to create their very own unique online brand that gets results. His inspiring training programs focus on branding, keyword optimization and Social Selling strategies that help his customers tap into the world of Social Media to get more prospects, leads and clients.


Normally, Professional Development (PD) meetings are always the fourth Thursday of every month.  There are no meetings in June, July, August (summer break) and December (after Thanksgiving).  PD Presentations are normally given between 5:30 and 6:30 PM: 45 minutes for the presentation and about 15 Minutes of Q&A at the end.

Interested in giving a presentation or tutorial at one of our future PD meetings?  Contact the ASQ Dallas Chair (ASQDallasChair at gmail dot com).

January 2017 ASQ Section Chair Message

Howdy Quality colleagues and welcome to my first monthly Chair Message (and or Blog!!)

And…Happy ASQ Dallas Section New Year!!  I hope the Holidays brought you and your families pleasant and warm memories.

First, thankyous are in order:

  • I would like to thank our immediate past chair and my friend Joe Sepulveda for his leadership over the last two years. His leadership and direction has set a great platform for me and the section to continue to become more successful this year and for years to come. Joe will continue to be active in the section this year in the roles of Nominating Chair as well as providing oversite in several other key initiatives of the section including our efforts in sponsoring and supporting our active student section at UT Dallas. On behalf of the section, I would like to congratulate him for his accomplishments as the 2016 Section Chair and wish him all the luck in his new position.
  • To the leadership committee members, I want to thank you for your time, assistance, and energy. Without you, the section cannot continue to become better!
  • And finally, to the membership, thank you for being members of the Section. You are why we exist and I am proud to say that we have a very strong membership base, one of the largest in the nation and of course the best!

Moving on to this year some of you may remember me from the past…..way back past! As Chair of the section in 1991. I of course do not look a day older and wow that seems like only yesterday, well maybe not for those of you who really do remember but either way we must admit time does fly! Many things have changed since that time (I keep remembering my pager going off during the leadership team meetings and having to go find a pay phone to return a call!) but one thing that has remained consistent in concept is our mission…

To lead in Innovation and increase the impact of Quality in our daily lives, in order to serve society, for the overall betterment of mankind.

I feel that we have continually worked over the years to meet this mission and will certainly continue to do so this year.

Some of the things we are working toward this year to meet his mission and the desires of you our members include:

  • Changing our meeting venue to a bigger more open area. (Announcements will be appearing in the February Chair Message with more specifics)
  • Increasing our relationships with key quality related sponsors.
  • Developing strategic relationships with other professional and quality related organizations
  • Enhancing our education initiatives partnering with the Dallas County Community College’s Northlake Campus doing focused Quality Training activities
  • Partnering with key education and business sectors in the area to bring informative presentations relating to the needs of you our members.

I look forward to an exciting year working with a great section Leadership Team to implement the above items along with several others and encourage any of you who are interested in getting involved to please do so by contacted me (or any section Leadership Team member) via email or phone. We are very interested in your desire to become part of the team. Also, as always if you have any questions, concerns and or ideas relating to the operations of the section please do email or call me at your earliest convenience.

Please continue reading the website for the following:

  • Our speakers and most excellent topic of the upcoming January 26 Professional Development Meeting (Please remember to make your reservation on the section website ASAP so we can properly plan for enjoyable experience by all) and
  • The listing of our new 2017 Leadership Team

Thanks for the privilege to serve as your section 2017 Chair and of course…see you at the Meetings!


January 2017 Professional Development Meeting – CANCELLED

The next Professional Development meeting  will be held on

Thursday, January 26, 2017 CANCELLED

The Section Professional Development Meeting scheduled for January 26th has been CANCELLED!!!

Hello ASQ Section 1402 Quality Colleagues!

Due to the unforeseen closing of the restaurant location we have been utilizing for our meetings we are forced to cancel this month’s scheduled (January 26th) Professional Development Meeting. On behalf of the Section Leadership Team I do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

As you may remember in my previous email “Chair Message” sent this past week I mentioned that we were planning to move to a new venue for our meetings and other section related activities in March. The good news in this situation is that we are now moving that change up to begin in February which will not only resolve the issue of where to meet but is also affording us the opportunity to make substantial quality improvements to our meeting experience more quickly.

Some of the improvements at our new location include newly renovated larger presentation facilities with AV, separate rooms for tutorial and dinner presentation, a defined networking area, updated reservations and check in, sponsor and partnership display table opportunities along with variations in meals including buffets as well as plated dinners. To make this change and the numerous quality improvements that are included we will be increasing the cost of the meeting to $25.00. This decision did not come easy as the Dallas Section has not changed the price of the monthly Professional Development for more than 20 years but it is necessary in order to continue to assure that we offer a quality experience for our members.

The new location will be:
The Best Western Dallas Hotel and Conference Center located at 8051 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75251
Please visit the Hotel/Conference Center website at http://www.bwdallas.com/ for a virtual view of the facility along with driving directions.

Speaking for the Leadership Team we are extremely excited about this move and the opportunities that it will bring to our membership and look forward to seeing many of you at our inaugural first meeting at the new facility on February 23. The specifics regarding the meeting will be announced sometime in the next week to 10 days. In the meantime, mark the date on your calendar as we look forward to a great 2017 Dallas Section 1402 Experience!!



Normally, Professional Development (PD) meetings are always the fourth Thursday of every month.  There are no meetings in June, July, August (summer break) and December (after Thanksgiving).  PD Presentations are normally given between 5:30 and 6:30 PM: 45 minutes for the presentation and about 15 Minutes of Q&A at the end.

Interested in giving a presentation or tutorial at one of our future PD meetings?  Contact the ASQ Dallas Chair (asqdallaschair at gmail dot com).

Foodservice Webinar – Hottest Food Supply Chain Trends in 2017


Hottest Food Supply Chain Trends in 2017

Join Food Logistics and a visionary panel of industry executives for an insightful discussion on the hottest trends and developments for 2017 and what they portend for your business. From the macro to the micro, the global to the granular, the goal is to highlight the key issues for 2017 and analyze the what, where, how and why’s they matter.

Date: Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Time: 12:00 PM Central Standard Time

Duration: 1 hour


A FD&C Special Interest Group has been created for the Dallas and Fort Worth area ASQ members. It is our desire to have a local presence to help provide members with resources in the interpretation, and implementation of the regulated guidelines within Food, Drug, Supplement, and Cosmetic industries.

We welcome your participation as an attendee or presenter. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon McNair (mcnair_sharonmtex@outlook.com), ph: 214-300-1422.

Meeting Location
Mannatech, Incorporated
600 S. Royal Lane, Suite 200
Coppell, TX 75019


Sharon McNair
FD&C SIG Chair
(214) 300-1422

Click here for more information on the FD&C SIG.

ASQ Quality Exam Dates

ASQ certification examinations are delivered by ASQ’s testing partner, Prometric. The examination scheduling instructions in your eligibility letter will direct you to a section of Prometric’s website, where you can select and schedule your examination date and location. Go to ASQ site for complete information.

Testing Windows: Application Deadline
January 6 – 22, 2017 December 9, 2016
March 3 – 19, 2017 February 3, 2017
May 5 – 21, 2017 April 7, 2017
July 7 – 23, 2017 June 9, 2017
September 1 – 17, 2017 August 4, 2017
November 3 – 19, 2017 October 6, 2017
Testing Windows: Application Deadline
December 1 – 17, 2016 November 11, 2016
February 3 – 19, 2017 January 6, 2017
April 7 – 23, 2017 March 10, 2017
June 2 – 18, 2017 May 5, 2017
August 4 – 20, 2017 July 7, 2017
October 6 – 22, 2017 September 8, 2017
December 1 – 17, 2017 November 3, 2017