Welcome to the Washington, DC and Maryland Metro Section's website


Welcome to 2018! We wish you happiness throughout the New Year!!

2018 will bring new opportunities for volunteering with ASQ509 and to increase your involvement in our local quality community. It's an easy new year resolution to make, bring to fruition and benefit from. 


ASQ 509 Offers Many
Opportunities to Serve the Section 

There are numerous committees members may serve on. If you are interested in serving on the section leadership team, and want to increase your involvement in the quality community, please contact Ronald Kelley at Nominations@asq509.org.  These positions earn Recertification Units towards your next recertification.

 

IMPORTANT: If you are a member of ASQ Section 509 and have NOT been receiving our biweekly Section 509 emails, please email our Webmaster at Webmaster@ASQ509.org. Or click below...
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General Membership Meetings! 

 

We are looking for future speakers to present at our General Membership Meetings.  We are also looking for new locations to hold the event.  If you are interested in presenting at a future meeting or know of a place to hold our dinner meetings, please contact George Chang, Programs Chair at Programs@asq509.org.


Remember to check our bi-weekly email announcements and event calendar for our next meeting.See you there!


Certification Refresher Courses

The Washington DC and Maryland Metro Section offers refresher courses for some of the ASQ certification examinations.  See the Certification and Training Page for the offered courses as well as other training resources. 

Certification Examinations - IMPORTANT CHANGES

Beginning with the upcoming September 1, 2016 exams, ASQ will transition to computer-based testing, or CBT, for its exam delivery. Although the application/approval process will not change, candidates will be required to take an additional step after being approved to schedule their testing appointment with Prometric.

With this transition comes significant changes that will improve the exam certification experience. The changes include increase in annual exam administrations, increase in testing locations and quicker test results.

Learn more about these important changes at asq.org/cbt.

Web site log-in instructions

The log-in instructions are as follows: Click "Login" link on left side. For username, use your First Initial + Last Name For password, use your ASQ membership number. DO NOT ADD LEADING ZEROS.  Note: ASQ Section 509 gets new member data once a month.  Please wait at least 30 days from joining ASQ before attempting to log into our web site.  If login is not successful 30 days from joining ASQ, contact the webmaster (webmaster@asq509.org).

If login is successful, you will see your "My Profile" page with five or six tabs. You may also see the ASQ Newsfeed and links. You will see the newsfeed/links on the "My Profile" page each time you log in. Select the Login/Contact Information Tab to change your Username or password. Password must be at least 7 characters. 

News Feeds

Panasonic Recalls Flat Screen Televisions and Swivel Stands Due to Tip-Over Hazard
Name of product: Panasonic 55-inch flat screen LED/LCD televisions with tabletop swivel stands. Hazard: The mounting screws that connect the swivel stand to the television can come loose and cause the television to tip over and fall off the stand unexpectedly, posing serious tip-over and...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jan 23, 2018_  right

Sam’s Club Closures Signal Walmart’s Giant Step Forward in E-Commerce
By Jacqueline Renfrow Walmart has announced that it will close 63 of its Sam’s Club locations, with plans to turn between 10 and 12 of them into e-commerce fulfillment centers. Like other competitors, Walmart is looking to better service its online consumers. A majority of the announced...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jan 23, 2018_  right

5 Ways Big Data Will Shake Up Supply Chain Systems
By Adelle Geronimo Big Data is the buzzword we can’t avoid, but for good reason: it’s changing the way a lot of businesses operate, and will continue to do so, especially within the supply chain world. Sixty-four percent of supply chain executives consider Big Data analytics a disruptive...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jan 23, 2018_  right

Jimmy John’s to Stop Serving Sprouts After Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak
By Allen Cone Jimmy John’s announced it temporarily stopped selling sprouts at all of its sandwich shops after a salmonella outbreak was linked to restaurants in Illinois and Wisconsin. The company, based in Champaign, Ill., said Friday it won’t serve the sprouts out of caution. Two...
News Item  ·  National Feed  ·  Jan 23, 2018_  right

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ASQ Washington, DC & Maryland Metro Section 509
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