Quality is Everywhere!


West Michigan's Most Influential Quality Professionals: A Panel Discussion on Contemporary Issues in Quality

Every fall and spring semester the ASQ student branch at Ferris State University in Grand Rapids, MI sponsors this panel discussion. This informative event is FREE and is well attended by students and other interested parties. The event is televised on GRCCTV and is posted on either Vimeo or YouTube. Enjoy the video.


Ferris Quality Panel from collegechannel on Vimeo.

The Water We Drink: Does Quality Matter?

Please check out this video if you are at all interested in the quality of the water you drink.


West Michigan's Most Influential Quality Professionals: A Panel Discussion on Contemporary Issues in Quality

Another great ASQ Student Branch Sponsored event at Ferris State University in Grand Rapids, MI. March 23 was the latest installment of this event held each and ever fall and spring semester at Ferris State University on the Grand Rapids, MI campus. This video can be found on YouTube and the event will again be televised on GRCC-TV.  We share it here for your viewing pleasure!




Correlation Does Not Equal Causation


Attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte is the quote, “A picture worth a thousand words.” The Family Circus snippet below provides a very good example of correlation not equaling causation. Anyone who has flown, clearly knows that the seatbelt sign is not the cause of in-flight turbulence. Their certainly is a correlation, because the light is turned on whenever it gets bumpy. The litmus test for causation?  Remove the light and see if it eliminates the turbulence.  


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The ISO 9001 Standard Changes: What's New and Improved?

Grand Rapids ASQ Section 1001 is sponsoring a workshop presented by Don Brecken on the changes to the new ISO 9001 standard revision. Workshop attendees will understand the important changes in the ISO 9001 standard and implications related to transition. The new revision, scheduled to be published in September 2015, has significant changes. Any organization certified to or otherwise using ISO 9001:2008 today will benefit from this workshop.  This event is scheduled for June 25.  However, if there is enough interest this event can be repeated and even offered at workplace locations. For more information and to register for the workshop, follow this link... http://www.asq1001.org/miscellaneous/ISO%209001%202015%20Workshop.pdf