AOQ Melbourne Chapter currently holds an event each month.
Sessions are free to AOQ members, $25 non members and guests Join AOQ
JOIN THE VISIT TO FORTRESS SYSTEMS AND SEE A GREAT EXAMPLE OF QUALITY MANAGEMENT
Date and time: Tuesday 13 March 2018 10 am to 1 pm
Venue: Fortress Systems Pty Ltd 324 Governor Road, Braeside, Victoria
Cost: No charge for AOQ members. This is a Members-only event, not available to non-members.
(Why not submit your membership application, and come along?)
RSVP: Please note that all places have been filled for this event.
We are fortunate to be invited to visit Fortress Systems. The firm designs and manufactures power resistors for a wide range of industries and applications.
However, this promises to be a lot more than just a tour of a manufacturing facility.
Phil Newman is Managing Director (and Quality Manager), and he’ll open your eyes to the way Quality and OHS management has been led, applied and integrated into the fabric of the way Fortress works. You’ll learn:
• The context in which they operate and how stakeholder and market requirements inform the Fortress approach;
• The way that the process-based management system is designed and applied;
• The interesting way that software drives the management system, and how reporting is drawn from this;
• The way that Lean and the visual workplace has been executed;
• Their experience in engaging everyone in Quality and Safety;
• Lessons learned and what make Quality and OHS work and deliver in their context.
This is a rare opportunity to see a firm that has a great story to tell, and is only for AOQ members. What you’ll learn applies in any organisation.
Fortress have also kindly offered to conclude the visit with a boardroom lunch.
Register early – numbers are limited to the first 10 registrants!
Contact: Jeff Ryall President@aoq.net.au 0414358077
2018 Event Calendar
|Date and Time||Details||Theme:||Registration|
|Tuesday 13th March, 10am to 1pm||Fortress Systems Pty Ltd|
324 Governor Road
|JOIN THE VISIT TO FORTRESS SYSTEMS AND SEE A GREAT EXAMPLE OF QUALITY MANAGEMENT||Registrations closed|
A SAMPLE OF PAST EVENTS
World Quality Day “Celebrating Everyday Leadership”
World Quality Day provided an opportunity to pause and consider the importance of Quality to society. In November 2017, with the theme of Celebrating Everyday Quality, we explored the dimensions of Quality leadership, and how to leverage leadership in our own context, regardless of the position or formal authority we hold.
Cafe Quality: Why you DO have to think about legal requirements in ISO 9001!
Jeff Ryall JM
There’s a view many people have, that in an ISO 9001 Quality management system, you don’t have to worry about compliance to legal requirements. Or not much anyway. This session explored legal requirements, their place in the process approach, and how the approach to compliance can be made simple and effective.
(This is a presentation of the article with the same title in the October edition of Quality Business.)
Cafe Quality: Australian culture – a help or hindrance to quality
Dr Jackie Graham
Australian culture is something that we can rightly be proud of, it is what makes us and defines us on the world stage. But how does it impact the quality of our products and services? This discussion focussed on the differences in Australian cultures to Asian, American, and European cultures and reviewed the elements that impact on our attitude both conscious and unconscious to quality.
Cafe Quality: Merging companies- Quality systems and cultures
Dr Martin Andrew
“When a publicly traded global corporation buys an even larger publicly traded global corporation, how do they merge cultures and quality systems, let alone financial systems, IT, HR, and more—all while answering leadership’s demand for operational excellence and business performance? In the case of AECOM acquiring URS and the resultant need to create a unified culture of quality and QMS, the answer lies in collaboration, a shared sense of purpose, and synergy—and quite a few off-hours conference calls. This session described their journey, and shared seven key steps that any company can take when faced with the challenges of mergers and acquisitions and the need to create a whole greater than the sum of its parts.”
Cafe Quality: JAS-ANZ update – Latest research on Auditor performance and what this means for Certification Dr James Galloway, CEO of JAS-ANZ
This offered a unique opportunity to meet not only with (the regulator of the certification industry in Australia) but also Professor Daniel Prajogo from the Department of Management, Monash Business School . In relaxed surroundings, over food and drinks, there was debate and discussions on the latest research relating to Auditor performance. Dr Galloway gave an overview of what JAS-ANZ has been focussed on and the goals that James has for both JAS-ANZ and the certification industry in Australia.AOQ is your Quality Organisation