Audit SIG – Virtual Meeting – 2022 January

!!! Update – Hybrid January 2022 Audit SIG Meeting In-Person & Virtual !!!


QMS Process Based Auditing

A process audit is used to determine whether the activities, resources, and behaviors of a process are efficiently and effectively managed. The presentation will discuss the methods used in a process audit.


John W. Jennings III – ASQ Fellow

John has thirty-eight years of experience in manufacturing as a Quality Technician, QA Engineer, Reliability Engineer, QMS Auditor, QA Manager, Quality System Manager and Director of Performance Excellence. He graduated from UTD (University of Texas at Dallas) with a BSEE in Telecommunications and a MSES in Engineering Sciences from UTD in Electronic Manufacturing. He has taught refresher classes for the Dallas/Fort Worth ASQ Section for CMQ/OE, CQT, CQIA, CQI, and CQE. He has served as senior examiner for the Texas Award for Performance Excellence, a member of the Board of Governors for Quality Texas and has served as a member of the board of examiners for the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award.

John is an ASQ Fellow, the past-chair of the ASQ Dallas Section 1402, past Region 14 ASQ Statistics Division Councilor and past Awards Chair for the Inspection Division. He currently holds ASQ certifications as CQE, CRE, CSQE, CQA, CBA, CMI, CQT, CMQ/OE, CSSGB, and CSSBB. He is an Exemplar Global Certified ISO 9001:2015 QMS Lead Auditor and is certified by NARTE (The National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers, Inc.) as an ESDC (ESD Control) Engineer. He is currently the Mentor Chair for the Dallas ASQ Section 1402 and the Program Chair for the DFW Audit Special Interest Group. He is currently the Quality Assurance Manager for Bowhead Manufacturing Technologies, LLC-Plano Texas, where he was instrumental in their obtaining certification to AS9100:2016.

!!! How to Register & Get RU Credit !!!

To be eligible for RU credits (Certificate of Attendance), you will need to RSVP to by 8:00 pm Monday January 10th. An email with a link to the webinar will be returned to those that RSVP.  Please note webinar attendance is necessary to receive credit.

Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 10th January 2022
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Meeting Location:  !!! Update !!!
The Realtime Group
5217 Tennyson Parkway, Suite 200
Plano TX 75024
Host: Don Hurd

No masks are required at the facility, but you are welcome to wear one.

If you plan on attending “In-Person” at The Realtime Group facility, please contact Jerry Capstick ( so the appropriate accommodations can be made.

!!! If you cannot make the scheduled webinar !!!

A link to the presentation will be provided on the “North Texas Quality Auditing” LinkedIn Site within 7 days.

Virtual Professional Development Meeting – 2022 January


!!! Please make note – Virtual PD Meeting via WebEx !!!


Fundamentals of Effective Data Visualization

Data Visualization uses graphic techniques to convert raw data into meaningful information.  These techniques support two major functions; first is data analysis to help you understand what is going in the data and industrial processes the data describe.  The second role is to communicate to executives and decision-makers what is happening in the business and its environment which they need to know for major strategic decisions and policy design.  Executives may say they want “data”, but they really want information which is meaningful and relevant… and they can get their brains around.
We will review the data-to-information life cycle (the basic conversion of raw data to information) and some of the issues of consistency, definition, and normalization.  We will then review the five most common types of charts, and the important difference between categorical and linear dimensions.  As we do, we discuss how each chart is best and appropriately used for different kinds of data.  Particular emphasis will be given to the context of data points, both historical values, and the proper selection of peer data to make your own business behavior more meaningful.
A “rogue’s gallery” of really bad charts (from some surprising sources) will help us understand common errors.  We will look at each and discuss why it is bad, and how it can be improved.  This leads to a discussion of the imperatives of data visualization:  to be legible, understandable, relevant, and truthful.  Readability necessarily involves a discussion of colors, grey scale, and fonts along with the appropriate use of additional graphic elements and labels to increase the quick understanding of the reader.


Michael Scofield, M.B.A. is a member of the faculty at Loma Linda University in southern California.  He has spent most of his career in systems development, data management, and information quality.  He has lectured to over 340 professional audiences around the U.S., Canada, and in the U.K. and Australia.  He has over 27 published articles in data management, particularly in data quality assessment.  Recently, his more popular topics included “Covid-19 Data Quality Case Study”, sources of organizational complexity, semantic data integration, and data visualization.  He also lectures widely to general audiences on topics of travel, history, interpreting satellite imagery, and civics.



Remote Auditing


John Jennings

!!! Please make note – Virtual PD Meeting via WebEx !!!

Meeting Information

Meeting Date: 27th January 2022
Meeting Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Meeting Location:
Virtual Meeting

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