PmWiki (This site)
Thank you for your loyalty The board would like to thank you for your continued loyalty and cooperation, as we continue to transition to the new board, we ask for your patience. We are continually working on trying to provide you with the best products and services that will help to enhance your membership experience.
As an exciting and dynamic division of ASQ, we have been serving our members and others interested in effective customer-supplier relationships by fostering professional development and learning opportunities and our goal is to continue to meet or exceed these expectations.
Race to Retain CSD has once again exceled at member retention. We have received a "Blue Ribbon" recognition (4% or greater improvement) and we are have been recognized for winning a "Top Prize" as we are in the Top 5 for Divisions. This recognition is for January through July 2011. These goals could not have been met without your help and we thank you!!!!
Member Services Team
Welcome - Welcome - Welcome We are continuing to meet our goal of contacting new members and welcoming them to ASQ and CSD. Did we miss you? Give us a call to discuss how to get the most of your CSD membership.
Volunteerism Our Division tries to accomplish many different things for our members. The leaders can do only so much, so we try to use the talents of others. If you would like to become more active and contribute to the community, please check out the volunteer page: http://tinyurl.com/asqvolunteer
The Member Services Team is continually looking for volunteers. For those members that have certifications that they have to maintain, remember by volunteering you can earn RU credits towards maintaining the certification. "Members who perform ad hoc responsibilities earn up to 1.8 RUs? MAX for ad hoc service".
Win-Win for you and CSD!!!!
Long Range Planning for Roadshows
At our May Division Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, we approved the long-range schedule for our road shows. All four courses (supplier audit, supplier certification, supplier nonconformances, and business continuity) will be offered. We will share the cluster coordination duties among the four instructors to even out the load. Exact dates for 2012 should be determined in a couple of months.
If you would like to assist in the planning efforts for any of these clusters, please contact our CSD Education Chair, Maria Stoletova, firstname.lastname@example.org.
1st Quarter 2012 - Southern Cal (Long Beach, Riverside, Temecula, San Diego)
1st Quarter 2013 - Bayou (New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Biloxi)
More detail may be found on our CSD Blog site.
Well, we conducted most of the courses scheduled in July. The biggest disappointment was our new Supplier Business Continuity course, offered by Betty Kildow. All four of her sessions were cancelled because of low registration. We also had to drop the Supplier Certification course, offered by Dick Gould, at the Ft. Wayne and Indianapolis venues. We hope that these courses will excel in the future, as they truly are value-added offerings.
As before, a detailed report will be posted to our CSD blog after the financial numbers are available from HQ. If you have any brilliant ideas on how to raise the awareness of the new Business Continuity course, please contact Maria, our Education Chair, at email@example.com.
Because of a delayed mailing of the marketing material by the Post Office, our brochures did not make it to the four NC cities in time to get enough registrations to hold the classes. The only classes that will occur will be the Supplier Auditing & Supplier Nonconformance classes by Dennis Arter and Kathryn Roberts on September 27& 28th.
Are you Fellow Member?
From Dick Gould, CSD Examining Chair
Friends, If you are a senior Member of ASQ, please consider moving up to this prestigious member level if you qualify. If you have been a Senior Member of ASQ for at least five years, and can demonstrate by objective evidence that you meet the requirements for nomination to Fellow member status, I want to talk with you! You can check out the requirements by going to the ASQ site, click on "About ASQ", then select the "How We Do It" tab. You then look at "Governing Documents", "General Policies". You can then read G 02.02, and look at the Fellows Matrix and Fellows Nomination forms. Give me a call if you need help. Dick Gould, 623-546-7821 (Surprise, AZ)
Be sure to check our Division blog (http://asqcsd.wordpress.com) often for news and updates. Or let the blog automatically send you updates by RSS or e-mail. That way, you are never out of the loop.
New Book on Transformation Just Released - Authored by Two CSD members (Marvin Washington and Stephen Hacker).
“Successful Organizational Transformation: The Five Critical Elements” has just been released by Business Expert Press, New York (2011). Authored by Marvin Washington, Stephen Hacker and Marla Hacker, this text provides insights to leaders seeking step-function performance improvement within their organization.
This book walks you through the five ingredients of transformation: Vision, Leadership, Technical Plan, Social Plan, and Burning Platform. At the end of reading this book, you will understand why change efforts fail, what ingredients are needed to ensure success, and what skills are needed at the organizational, group, and individual levels to maximize improvement efforts.