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April 2017 Newsletter


"Quality means doing it right when no one is looking." -Henry Ford

ASQ Buffalo NY 0201

In this issue you will find Information for April Dinner Meeting:
Note: this meeting is on Wednesday, April 12th.

Improving Supplier Management/Managing Risk

Location: Millennium Hotel
5:30pm – 6:30pm Networking / Cash Bar

6:30pm – 7:15pm Dinner

7:15pm – 8:15pm Presentation

$30 per ASQ Member/non-ASQ Member

$15 per student or unemployed Member

Please register using the following link:


Speaker: Jack Cook, Ph.D.,

NOTE: We are asking for donations to be made at this meeting for Friends of the Night People, an organization, which provides meals and other services to the homeless. Please bring canned goods or paper products for donation. Thank You!

One only needs to look at the headlines to realize the tremendous challenges facing organizations in coping with supply risks. Disruptions in supply increases costs and threatens business continuity. Every step in the supply management process involves risk, yet supply vulnerability is an area that many organizations have not adequately planned. This presentation is focused on helping those in supply management meet supply risk management challenges.

Learning Objective:s

· Categorization of risk and sources of risk

· Risk gathering techniques

· Methods of determining the impact and probability of risk

· Responses to risk

· The development of contingency plans to ensure business continuity

Speaker Bio:

Jack Cook, Ph.D., is a professor, speaker, author and consultant. He has been a professor for over thirty years, teaching operations and information systems at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Washington State University, and SUNY Geneseo. He currently teaches at SUNY Brockport. His areas of expertise include supply chain management, lean thinking, information systems, operations management, and electronic commerce. Dr. Cook is a Master Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. He has conducted review courses for APICS, ISM and ASQ certifications, and has developed and delivered many seminars and on-site training programs. His education includes a Ph.D. in Business Administration, an MS in Computer Science, an MBA, MA in Mathematics, and a BS in Computer Science.