Use of Quality Knowledge to Improve Quality of Life

Date: November 21, 2019

Location: Holiday Inn, Marlborough, MA

Dinner Meeting Agenda:

6:00-6:30 PM – Networking

6:30-7:15 PM – Dinner

7:15-7:30 PM – Section Business

7:30-8:30 PM – Dinner Presentation

Global challenges require Quality Professionals to improve what we do: improve products, processes, organization, including managing risks, opportunities, etc. Against this background, the Quality work needs to identify and stimulate the development of customer-focused and improvement-based work.  The Quality Professional must have knowledge, methodologies, tools, and techniques. It requires hard and smart efforts with strong knowledge.

Here, the speaker will talk about how quality professionals take quality knowledge and improve their own life for happiness  and a meaningful life. This will also be interactive.

The presentation will cover:

  • Global challenges for Quality Professionals
  • How to be knowledge professional
  • Meaningful journey for a good quality of life. Quality of life is the general well-being of individuals, families, and people showing attributes and features of life. It observes life satisfaction, including everything from physical health, family, education, employment, wealth, safety, security, to freedom, religious beliefs, and the environment.

Presenter: Jay Patel

Jay Patel is the CEO, Founder, and President of the QPS Institute, Quality & Productivity Solutions, an international consulting and training firm specializing in Lean Six Sigma, Quality Management Systems, Risk, FDA related, Business Improvements, etc.

Jay has more than 35 years of experience in management and quality and has held wide-ranging positions, including Plant Manager, Corporate Director of Quality, Program Manager, as well as consultant assignments at many reputed Fortune 100 companies. 

Jay has 10 ASQ certifications, including Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. He has taught Black Belt, Master Black Belt, Design for Six Sigma, Lean Certifications, and ISO Auditor Certifications. He has Bachelor and Master Degrees in Engineering and an MBA. Jay is an Exemplar Global – Quality System Lead Assessor. He has PMI certifications including PMP, Risk Management Professional, etc.

Jay served at local and regional levels for the Project Management Institute, Institute of Industrial Engineers, and the American Society for Quality, and has been the recipient of many awards.

He is an ASQ fellow and has been ASQ Worcester Section Chair. Jay has been Chairman of North East Quality Council (NEQC) and Conference Chair or vice chair in the last 15 years.