Welcome to the ASQ Middle Tennessee
Section 1118 website!

We are excited to provide this website as a valuable resource to not only our members, but also to the community at large. 

We also have a LinkedIn Group (click on the logo above); participation is encouraged, but not a requirement to be a member of Section 1118.

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Next Meeting Summary

We plan to continue to deliver interesting, informative, and useful topics as a service to our membership.  In order to do so, your suggestions for topics and/or speakers would be very helpful.  Please contact the Programs Chair at Programs@ASQ-MiddleTN.org with your valued input.  Keep in mind that your suggestions may not be able to be implemented until the following year since the plan for this year may be completed.

Membership Meetings &Tours 
Membership meetings and tours are regularly scheduled for the months of January through May - and - September through December of the following year.  The membership meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday evening of each month except for May and December when we usually conduct tours of interesting businesses within the section. 

The LOCATION of Membership Meetings is at the Hermitage location of the Golden Corral Restaurant  at 315 Old Lebanon Dirt Rd., Hermitage TN, 37076.  For a map & directions to the Golden Corral Restaurant, click here.

The membership meetings are divided into two portions: the Clinic and the Main Presentation.  Dinner begins at 5:15 pm, the Clinic begins at 6:00 pm, dessert and coffee are at 6:45 pm and the Main presentation begins at 7:00 pm.  The cost of the dinner, paid at the door, at the Golden Corral is about $14 for each member with ASQ Section 1118 paying the gratuity.

New members to Section 1118, students, and professors are invited to attend their first meeting as a compliment of our section.  For a Complimentary ASQ Meeting gift certificate, click here.

Please contact our Reservations Chair (Tracy.RheaFox@MaplehurstBakeries.com) if you plan to attend this meeting.

Next Clinic

Date:  11/10/2016, 6:00 pm

Presenter:  Bob Doerring

Topic:  CorrectSPC – Non-Shewhart SPC for Precision Machining: The Basics

The presentation will discuss the statistical underpinnings that explain why Shewhart charts fail at controlling precision machined lengths and diameters, and what is the correct technique for control.

Next Main Presentation

Date:  11/10/2016, 7:00 pm

Presenter:  Bob Doerring

Topic:  Continuation of CorrectSPC – Non-Shewhart SPC for Precision Machining: The Basics

Biography:  Bob Doerring has been in the quality field for over 20 years.  He is currently a quality engineer for an automotive component manufacturing firm, as well as a consultant in SPC, Metrology and Quality Concepts training.

Bob has implemented the CorrectSPC concepts in precision machining for over 15 years with significant success. He authored a seminal guide in statistical process control for machining CorrectSPC: When 'normal' is not typical. A practical guide for the statistical control of precision machining processes.   He has also authored a white paper on Capability Calculations: Are AIAG SPC Appendix F Conclusions Wrong?  Bob has shared his insights on this topic at professional society meetings and industrial training across the country.

He has industrial experience for over 37 years, many of which were in precision machining of automotive and medical components. He is an adjunct instructor at Lorain County Community College in Engineering Technology and Enrollment Services departments, and has lectured classes in Metrology and Quality Management. He holds associates degrees from Lorain County Community College of Elyria, Ohio and The University of Akron of Akron, Ohio; BA in Business and MBA in Systems Management from Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio. He is a Senior ASQ member and holds CMI and formerly held CMQ/OE, CQE, CQA (ASQ) certifications.




This Year's Meetings or Tours


2016 Meeting Dates and Topics – 2nd Thursday of the Month


Clinic Presentations

Main Presentations



Applications of Reliability Engineering (Sinan Meric-Sinan.Meric@schneider-electric.com)

Risk Mitigation (Robert Martin-robert.martin@schneider-electric.com)



Statistical Inference (Scott Guess)

Food Fraud (Bob Thrash-rwthrash@bellsouth.net)



 ASQ in 2020 (Rita Miller)

Rewards of having Great Manufacturing Work Insructions (Barry Lucas-blucas@sequencesoftware.com - www.sequencesoftware.com)



 Preparing for the Unexpected in Careers - Before and After (Susie Peace)

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Tour - Long Hollow Winery

When signing up for tour, also reserve dinner reservation (optional) with Reservations Chair (@ASQ-MiddleTN.orgReservations)

665 Long Hollow Pike, Goodlettsville, TN 37072  Directions:  I-65, exit 97, east of I-65, about a mile, on right

Cracker Barrel (optional), 235 Long Hollow Pike, Goodlettsville, TN 37072  Directions:  I-65, exit 97, east of I-65 (Rita Miller)



Strategic Planning (David Licon) 

Accountable Care Organizations-Lowering Costs and Increasing the Quality of Healthcare (John Hennessey-jhennessey@kepro.com)



What's It Like to be a TNCPE Examiner (Paul Kidd)

Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority Best Practices (Lisa Lankford and Walt Matwijec)  



Correct SPC – Non-Shewhart SPC for Precision Machining: The Basics(Bob Doerring-bob44050@yahoo.com)

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Tour – U.S. Smokeless Tobacco

Required to sign-up by December 1st with Reservations Chair (Tracy.RheaFox@MaplehurstBakeries.com) - we are required to send a list of tour attendee names a week prior to the tour

5:45 pm dinner on-site with presentation - tour completed by 8:00 pm

(Melissa Fuller) US Tobacco, 800 Harrison St., Nashville, TN 37203

Park in fenced lot across from main entrance on Harrison St. - need photo ID but do not bring anything else in for tour

They will furnish (or you may bring) safety items - safety glasses, steel-toed shoes, hair net



 ISO 2015 (David Licon)

 IATF 16949 (Rita Miller)











Tour – Nashville Airport Communications Center

When signing up for tour, also reserve dinner reservation with Reservations Chair (Tracy.RheaFox@MaplehurstBakeries.com)

 (Lisa Lankford)











Tour – 

When signing up for tour, also reserve dinner reservation with Reservations Chair (Tracy.RheaFox@MaplehurstBakeries.com)



New Members



Take advantage of what ASQ Section 1118 has to offer!

Browse our Section's site and be sure to visit www.ASQ.org often!

Print this page and bring it to your first dinner meeting
and dinner is on us!


Reliability News

Welcome to the Middle Tennessee ASQ's "Reliability News" for Section 1118.  We will post links, news, and other reliability resources available for the members.