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 Section 0904 - East Central Indiana
PO Box 3147  Muncie, IN 47307-1147

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March 2005 Membership Meeting
ASQ Section 0904 - East Central Indiana

Wednesday, March 16, 2005
to be held at the
Sirloin Stockade
North West corner of McGalliard and Morrison Roads
Across the street from the Muncie Wal-Mart

4949 W Hessler Rd, Muncie, IN      Phone:(765) 287-9051
Click here for direction to the Sirloin Stockade


6:00 PM "ASQ 1 Year Later" - Mike Mazu

Dinner 6:30 PM (Pay restaurant cashier) 

Door Prize Drawing
Section Business
Introduction of Speaker



7:30 PM
"Data Collection"
Michael J. Mazu

ASQ Region 9 Director
ASQ Fellow
Technical Specialist - Statistical Methods, 
ALCOA Corporation, Warrick
Newburgh, IN

About the Program:

Today engineers have to be concerned about identifying manufacturing problems and identifying areas for improvement. Decisions about the process cannot be made without analyzing data collected from the process. The analysis of the data is easy but the interpretation of the analysis is not an easy task. The formal physical methods require a good understanding of the theory associated with the methods if valid conclusions are to be drawn from the analysis. In many cases, the engineers do not have this understanding. In other cases, the formal approach is very complex.

The purpose of this presentation is to discuss and review some graphical techniques that can be used by engineers to aid in their data analysis. Graphical techniques are informal methods that can yield a great variety of information, much of which is difficult to obtain with the formal statistical procedures.

About our Speaker:  Michael J. Mazu, ASQ Fellow and ASQ Region 9 Director

1996 - Present   Technical Specialist - Statistical Methods, ALCOA Corp., Warrick Operations, Newburgh, IN
1987 - 1996 Senior Staff Statistician, ALCOA Corp. , Warrick Operations,
Newburgh, IN
1985 - 1987 Statistician, Memory Products Division, The Stolle Corporation,
ALCOA Subsidiary
1983 - 1985 Manager Statistical Methods and Process Control,
Tire Group, B.F. Goodrich Co.
1978 - 1983 Senior Quality Development Engineer, Tire Group, B.F. Goodrich

- Aid engineers in optimizing processes through statistics.
- Design statistical studies to aid engineers to control and improve current processes.
- Design and implement computer programs to assist in data acquisition and analysis.
- Develop and instruct training programs in SPC, statistics and design of experiments.
- Aid engineers in designing sampling programs to control production processes.
- Provide statistical consultation to plant management.

1971 - B.S. Mathematics, University of Akron
1977 - M.S. Statistics, University of Akron

Fellow of American Society for Quality
Listed in Strathmore’s Who’s Who
Listed in Who's Who in the Midwest
Listed in Who's Who of Contemporary Achievement
Technical Achievement Award, Tri-State Council For Science and Engineering (1992)

Regional Director ASQ – Region 9
Book reviewer for Technometrics
E=QUAL Quality Excellence Award Board of Examiners
Editorial Reviewer, Statistics Division (How to Series)
Ad hoc instructor at University of Evansville and University of Southern Indiana
Instructor for ASQ statistics courses
Past National Education Chairman Statistics Division ASQ
Past Chairman Akron-Canton Section ASQ
Past Regional Councilor Statistics Division ASQ
Member American Statistical Association
Member Mathematical Association of America
Member American Society For Testing and Materials
   - committee E-11 - Statistical Methods
   - committee D-24.61 - Sampling and Statistical Methods
Member University Southern Indiana Total Quality Management Advisory Committee
Judge Indiana Tri-State Regional Science Fair

Process Capability - Why And How
Detecting Outliers
Use Of Graphical Techniques
Use Of Computers In QC
Detecting Time Dependency In Process Capability Studies
Process Improvement Through Feedback
Evaluating Measurement Errors
Changing Role Of QA
Measuring Process Capability
Statistical Process Control
Control Charts - A Production Tool
Design And Use Of CUSUM Control Charts
MIL-STD 414 - A General Overview
Design Of Experiments - An Overview
Using Regression Analysis In Quality Assurance
Taguchi Methods - An Overview
Interpreting A Significant Interaction Effectively
Process and Product Improvement Through SPC
Qualities of A Good Statistical Design
Using Statistical Tools To Meet The Challenge
Strategy For Sustaining In Control and Capable
Product Improvement Through Design of Experiments
Abuse and Misuse of Capability Indices
Introduction to Gage Capability Studies
Problem Solving – Finding Long Term Solutions
Using Statistical Thinking To Meet The Challenge

Post-Meeting Follow-up:

27 Quality Professionals and guests attended our March 2005 meeting.  

Mike Mazu updated the group on the state of ASQ a year after the new membership model was enacted.  Membership continues to decline.  The Associate, Forum and Internet memberships have not turned the tide.  Membership and renewals are down compared to past years but there are still several months left for a recovery.  Section 0904 and Region 9 is following the same trend as the Society.

The Door Prizes were won Chuck McPherson (Quality Engineering Handbook) and George Babcock (CQE Refresher Course on CD-Rom.  Both prizes were donated by Quality America.  

Mike Pohl demonstrated Excel's ability to create a Box and Whisker Plot.  

Steve Scott mentioned an article on the Statistical Flaws in Excel.  

Mike Mazu presented the main program on Graphical Analysis of Data.  It was also noted that Mike was listed as one of the Ten Unsung Heroes of Quality in the November 2004 issue of Quality Progress.


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