Section Meeting

Wednesday February 21, 2018


Managing the Complexity of Global Supply Chain Partnerships
Have you ever heard someone say that their company offshored to country X and the quality was terrible, or that when the product was moved to country Y and the costs went up, or that country Z rips off our IP.  Is this done to us or do we allow it to be done unto us?

Supply Chain Management has become a global playing field in recent years.  The common view point is that there has been a race to the lowest common denominator, offshoring technology and intellectual property to Asia and moving us the consumers farther and farther away from the centre of the supply chain.  The concept of supply and demand are universal, the definition of quality and service are universal – providing the correct products at the correct price at the correct quality on time every time.  Our local needs and expectations may change however and we need to be able to reflect this cultural shift in our supply chains.  Add in to this ethical supply chains and our task of managing a complex supply chain becomes even more complex.

In this webinar we will address the central questions of (a) is globalisation a necessary constituent of modern supply chains and (b) what alternatives are necessary. We will look at the premise of ‘glocalisation’ in the supply chain environment – how can we apply the concepts of global supply chain management in a local environment.  Finally we will review tools and techniques for building complex supply partnerships and why partnerships whereby all elements of the supply chain are working in unison for the customers customer and everyone is s
haring the good fortune along the way

John Perigaut

John is an ASQ Fellow and CQE, CQA, CMQ/OE, and CBA.  His other certifications include:  Massachusetts Quality Award Examiner, Lean Certificate Degree, and Certified Train-the-Trainer from Motorola University.  He holds a BS in Industrial Engineering and an MBA in Finance.  Currently, John is the QMS Manager at Philips Health Systems in Andover, MA.  John is also an Adjunct Professor at Merrimack College.

In the course of his career, John has implemented ISO 9001 and Lean Manufacturing at various companies in various industries Worldwide.  He speaks on Quality and Change Management at World and Local ASQ Conferences.  John has also cerved as Chair for ASQMV.

Location (see map)
Holiday Inn Tewksbury –Andover
4 Highwood Dr
Tewksbury, MA 01876


5:30 - 6:00 Registration

6:00 - 7:00 Presentation

7:00 - 7:30 Dinner


ASQ Dinner Meeting

Thursday November 1, 2018       6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

ASQMV Present and Future


5:30 – 6:00 PM       -           Registration

6:00 – 7:00 PM       -           Presentation

7:00 – 8:00 PM       -           Dinner

We have reached the time of the year when the ASQMV Senior Leadership Team (SLT) prepares its submission of the Section Business Plan for the next year.  To do that, we need to take a look at where we are and where we need to go and how we can align with ASQ’s strategic goals stretching out toward 2020.  ASQ is also in the midst of a significant organizational transformation.  So, since this is the ASQMV Section Business Plan, your ideas, suggestions, and yes, even complaints need to be heard for the planning process to have validity.  So, please make it a point to make it to this Dinner Meeting to hear where we are, where ASQ would like to go, and, most importantly, what you as ASQMV Members would like to see in the upcoming years.

Presentation Description:

Bill Hoose, 2018 Section Chair, will lead the discussion, starting with a look at the 2019 SLT Positions.  Other members of the SLT will provide insight into the status of current projects and plans for 2018.  Attendees will be encouraged to contribute their ideas for ASQMV activities.  And, you will hear about opportunities for RU’s and supporting our Merrimack Valley Section and ASQ Global activities by participating on the SLT.

Call for Speakers

ASQMV is looking for subject matter experts!

Have you ever thought about giving a presentation on something you do well?  Do you have a case study that would be of interest to our colleagues?  Do you know someone who would be a great speaker? Think about joining me to be part of our innovative programs planning for the upcoming year.  Any ideas or interests please contact ASQMV Programs Chair at, or just discuss your thoughts at one of our upcoming meetings.
American Society for Quality
Merrimack Valley Sec. 0102
PO Box 275
North Andover,  MA 01845-0275