Ann Arbor ASQ Section 1010 Announcements

A Message From The Chair

posted Sep 1, 2017, 12:42 AM by webmaster ASQ 1010   [ updated Aug 30, 2018, 5:47 PM ]

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

As I near the end of my term as chair of the ASQ Ann Arbor Section 1010 at the end of 2018, I would like to thank all the members who have participated in our monthly section meetings.  We are an active section in Region 10 and have had a good year.  We have had a wide variety of presentations ranging from The Psychology of Continuous Improvement, Reliability Physics, ISO and Risk, Success Every Time, to the Gordie Howe Bridge, and a presentation on Statistical Errors.

We will finish the year with presentations on Complex Root Cause Analysis using the NASA Columbia Shuttle Disaster as an example, Quality Workforce and Retention, and finishing the year with Moral Issues of Autonomous Vehicles.  We will open 2019 with a presentation on Linear Regression.

We initiated a new program of a raffle of all the attendees for the whole year with the prize being a one year paid membership to ASQ.  The first winner of the annual raffle was Donald Jordan.  We also increased our social responsibility activities when several members joined the team at Gift of Life Michigan for the 5K LifeWalk on Belle Isle to support organ donation and to thank Gift of Life for the free use of their conference center for our monthly meetings.

We look forward to an exciting year next year with the addition of some education courses or prep courses for ASQ certification exams along with some plant tours for a change of pace.  Thank you for your continued support. 


Thank you,
Dr. Michael Hagan, MHSA, CMQ, CQA
Chair, ASQ Section , Ann Arbor

September 20, 2018: Greater Detroit Fall Kick-off Meeting with Mano Rao: General Motors Lean Software Engineering

posted Aug 31, 2017, 4:32 PM by webmaster ASQ 1010   [ updated Sep 3, 2018, 8:27 PM ]

Please join ASQ Greater Detroit and the Automotive Division on September 20, 2018 at the Club Venetian hosting Mano Rao, who leads Global Purchasing and Supply Chain development organization at General Motors.


Mano Rao will describe the journey towards implementing Lean Software Engineering practices. The primary goals of these practices are to achieve waste elimination and Built-In Quality, empower teams, and improve time to value delivery. The different elements of Lean Software Engineering practices will be presented at a high level followed by a detailed exploration of software quality assurance.

Mano Rao has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry with experience in software development including operating systems in IBM's Large Systems Division. He joined the Dell Online team in 2000 where he was responsible for various aspects of the eCommerce platform. He went on to leadership roles in the Manufacturing and Supply Chain IT organization at Dell and led the IT team in the reengineering of Dell's supply chain management processes and applications. He moved to HP IT in 2009 to lead the Marketing and Content Management IT organization. Mano did a brief stint as CTO at a startup company in Austin that produced custom wall art. Since January 2013, Mano has been involved with the IT transformation effort at GM. He leads the Global Purchasing and Supply Chain development organization at GM.

Mano earned a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. He has also completed several executive education courses at University of Texas, Austin, and Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Admission is FREE !              

             Date:            Thursday, September 20, 2018

              Time:            5:30 - 7:00 PM             

    Location:    Club Venetian

                                      29310 John R. Rd.

                                      Madison Hts., MI 48071 (map)


           Click here to RSVP for food and beverage count.



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