Clinic #1 – ISO, MHI, ANSI, and ASTM Standards & Development (Applied to Packaging) – 0.5 RU
Clinic #2 – How to Choose the Proper Statistical Process Control Chart – 0.5 RU
Dinner Presentation: Fundamentals of Auditing & Benefits and Mgmt. of Auditors in Large M.N.C.s – 0.5 RU


When : Tuesday, February 12, 2019 5:15 PM  –  9:00 PM
Where :
Wyndham Hotel Irvine 17941 Von Karman Ave. Irvine, California 92614 USA

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Clinic #1: Jan Gates ISO, MHI, ANSI, and ASTM Standards and Development (Applied to Packaging)


The use of standards for work is paramount for CE marking and acceptance by the FDA and other countries around the world.  There are many standards groups around, this talk focuses on packaging standards but is applicable to other areas of interest.

By attending this clinic presentation, you will:
– Learn what the suffixes and prefixes mean on ISO and ASTM standards
– Understand how ANSI, MHI, and AAMI interfaces with the ISO and, possible, ASTM standards (and learn what the acronyms mean)
– Learn how to read a standard quickly to know how it may affect you/your work
– Be aware of how you can be involved to make standards easier to use and more applicable to your work

Clinic presented by: Jan Gates



Clinic #2: How to Choose the Proper Statistical Process Control Chart

Statistical Process Control (SPC) was invented by Dr. Walter Shewhart in the 1920s and is a sampling methodology and charting technique available for monitoring and controling the stability of manufacturing and service processes. SPC is also an essential part of the continual improvement process. According to Dr. Deming, SPC is the primary tool businesses can use to identify variation as either common cause or assignable cause variation. Each type of variation requires different management action. SPC offers a variety of possible control charts depending on the type of variable being monitored and the underlying probability distribution of the variable. Sadly, in my consulting experience many users often choose the wrong chart because they are not trained well enough to identify the type of variable. More often than not, choosing the wrong chart results in Type II error–which is failure to detect the presence of an assignable cause. When Type II errors occur the SPC process is ineffective.

The goals of this presentation are to:
– Provide a brief review of the concepts behind SPC
– Explain the difference between attributes charts and variables charts
– Clarify the confusing differences in terminology used by quality professionals and by statisticians
– Explain how to choose the proper control chart
– Give some examples of the impact of using the wrong control chart.
– Discuss other common mistakes when using control charts

Clinic presented by: Dr. Phil Rosenkrantz

Dinner Presentation: Fundamentals of Auditing and the Benefits and Management of Auditors in Large Multinational Companies

Is something robbing you of your future success? Your talents, skills and accomplishments got you where you are today. But, some of these behaviors could actually be holding you back now, and in ways you don’t expect. Even if your goals have stayed the same, the world of business around you hasn’t. Will you still be able to accomplish what you want in the future? And with the fierce competition for jobs, will decision-makers continue to see you as the best person for the evolving responsibilities of the job you’re doing today?

This powerful, solutions-based, program is based on years of coaching middle and senior managers in several Fortune 1000 companies.  Organizational senior leaders struggle to find the right person for key lateral or next level positions.  These same leaders spend millions each year on coaches for key people to help promising key people to identify and take on the actions to move ahead.  Even with coaches, often these key people can’t do what it takes to make the jump.  Why?  What’s holding them back?  What does the organization want?

To get specific, the objective of this presentation is to look at yourself, not from your current job, but from the job to which you aspire and to understand possible future actions — while still maintaining your own unique style.

By attending this session, you will…

– Recognize why you may need to change the way you approach things to accelerate your success
– Learn about habits that may be holding you back
– Assess next level behaviors, characteristics, and challenges
– Understand that greater importance is placed on interpersonal skills at higher levels

Dinner speaker: Frank Pokrop