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"Congratulations to Abhijit Sengupta, member of ASQ 509, 
on becoming an ASQ Fellow."

Member Appreciation & Recognition Dinner

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
 ASQ Section 509 invites you to join us in recognizing our new members and the Member Leader volunteers who have all contributed to the success of the section this year. Please join us to celebrate with dinner, a brief awards ceremony, door prizes and gifts to all members!!!

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ASQ 509 Offers Many
Opportunities to Serve the Section 

There are numerous committees members may serve on. If you are interested in serving on the section leadership team, and want to increase your involvement in the quality community, please contact Ronald Kelley at Nominations@asq509.org.  These positions earn Recertification Units towards your next recertification.


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General Membership Meetings! 


We are looking for future speakers to present at our General Membership Meetings.  We are also looking for new locations to hold the event.  If you are interested in presenting at a future meeting or know of a place to hold our dinner meetings, please contact George Chang, Programs Chair at Programs@asq509.org.

Remember to check our bi-weekly email announcements and event calendar for our next meeting.See you there!

Certification Refresher Courses

The Washington DC and Maryland Metro Section offers refresher courses for some of the ASQ certification examinations.  See the Certification and Training Page for the offered courses as well as other training resources. 

Certification Examinations - IMPORTANT CHANGES

Beginning with the upcoming September 1, 2016 exams, ASQ will transition to computer-based testing, or CBT, for its exam delivery. Although the application/approval process will not change, candidates will be required to take an additional step after being approved to schedule their testing appointment with Prometric.

With this transition comes significant changes that will improve the exam certification experience. The changes include increase in annual exam administrations, increase in testing locations and quicker test results.

Learn more about these important changes at asq.org/cbt.

Web site log-in instructions

The log-in instructions are as follows: Click "Login" link on left side. For username, use your First Initial + Last Name For password, use your ASQ membership number. DO NOT ADD LEADING ZEROS.  Note: ASQ Section 509 gets new member data once a month.  Please wait at least 30 days from joining ASQ before attempting to log into our web site.  If login is not successful 30 days from joining ASQ, contact the webmaster (webmaster@asq509.org).

If login is successful, you will see your "My Profile" page with five or six tabs. You may also see the ASQ Newsfeed and links. You will see the newsfeed/links on the "My Profile" page each time you log in. Select the Login/Contact Information Tab to change your Username or password. Password must be at least 7 characters. 

Upcoming Events

Member Appreciation & Recognition Dinner
ASQ 0509 "Member Appreciation & Recognition Dinner"
Event Details  ·  Dec 13, 2017


News Feeds

43,000 Table Lamps Recalled Due to Shock Hazard
The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the following recall alert on table lamps: Hazard: The electrical wire that runs through the lamps can be cut or fray by the lamp’s adjustable joint, posing a risk of electric shock to consumers. Remedy: Refund. Recall date: December 4, 2017....
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UPMC, Sharp Case Study Shows How Hospitals Are Already Pushing AI to the Limit
Early adopting providers such as Sharp Healthcare and UPMC have been keen on seeing how far they can push the complex but extraordinarily helpful technology today, knowing that AI will play a much bigger role in their organizations tomorrow. “Currently, very little artificial intelligence is...
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Top Tips For Managing the Supply Chain
Dick Friedman Many people think supply chain management refers only to inbound and outbound transportation arrangements and activities, and not to activities within a distributor’s facility. But successful SCM requires problem-free warehouse operations and inventory management. Here are a...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Dec 11, 2017_  right

Recall System Is Still in Need of Its Own Fix; Roadblocks Hamper Efforts to Reach 100% Repair Rate
Eric Kulisch When Mark Rosekind became the nation’s top vehicle safety regulator in 2014, massive recalls of General Motors ignition switches and Takata airbags underscored the difficulty of notifying millions of consumers about dangerous defects and getting their vehicles fixed quickly....
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Dec 11, 2017_  right


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ASQ Washington, DC & Maryland Metro Section 509
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