Quality Success Handbook “The Missing Chapter: Trust” Dec 7, 2015

This discussion will be an “informal” sometimes funny look at the past 40 years David has spent in the quality profession and specifically, the automotive industry. It will focus a great deal on “Trust” and why that is important to both the profession and to our industry. There will be short discussions, some with audience participation relating to why more young people are not choosing quality as a career path and what is viewed as wrong with the quality profession.

David Butler has been a quality professional for more than 39 years and has worked at several Tier 1 Automotive suppliers during his career including, TRW, Robert Bosch, Champion Spark Plug, Eagle Picher, ThyssenKrupp and his current employer TI Automotive. His current role at TI Automotive is Global Director- Quality Systems.

He is a Senior Member of the ASQ, Certified Quality Engineer, Six Sigma Black Belt and has served on various standards and test committees over the years. David is currently Chair-Elect for the Automotive Division Council and is also a member of the Customer/Supplier Division and Quality Management Division of the ASQ. He recently attended his 30th ASQ World Conference this past May in Nashville. He has tried to volunteer at each of these conferences.

Presenter: David Butler

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Implementing Predictive Analytics: A Prospective Approach Oct 12, 2015

While often of excellent quality, many reporting tools provide only retrospective data, requiring managers to plan based on conditions during previous years. In this prospective approach, statistical modeling is used to develop and verify a forecast of future conditions. In this case study, a picture of the numbers and characteristics of homeless K-12 students by state is developed, allowing mitigation plans and programs to be based on current conditions. Extensive use is made of socio-economic factors, demonstrating their application in predictive analytics. Key drivers of homeless students are identified and actions recommended. 

David Corliss is a PhD physicist, researcher and team leader, performing advanced research and developing new statistical processes, methods and standards for the business client. Speaker, author and blogger regularly appearing at regional and national events in statistics and business analytics. Developing the technology of tomorrow to address the business challenges of today. 

Presenter: David Corliss

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