Next EVENT tuesday, April 10, 2018

apics/asq joint meeting

The sinking of the titanic - a root cause analysis

UW-Platteville Assistant Business Professor Mary Bartling will lead the group through exercises on Root Cause Analysis using the sinking of the Titanic as an example. The essence of the Titanic activity is to get participants to create a cause and effect diagram (fishbone) and a process mapping diagram.  After a root cause is established on the fishbone diagram, the process mapping diagram is created showing what they would have done (that is, specific steps) to save more passengers.

Speaker: mary bartling

Bio sketch:

Mary Bartling is Assistant Professor of Business at UW-Platteville and has spent 36 years working in the fields of data analysis, supply chain, ERP, and Purchasing and Management. 

She has worked for iconic companies such as Harley Davidson, Miller Coors, General Electric, and the Bon-Ton Stores.  She is a certified Green Belt.

She teaches Predictive Analytics, Supply Chain, Management, and Intro to ERP classes at the university and her current areas of research are Predictive Analytics and Big Data and Cognitive Computing



 Non-ASQ Members:  $20                                                                                                ASQ Members (& guests of members):  $15                                                                Students: $10

Non-ASQ Members:  $5
ASQ Members, Guests of Members, & Students:  $0

Cash or Check Only




Chicken with basil pesto cream sauce



fettuccine alfredo with vegetables



Chef’s Choice



Decaf Coffee, Iced Tea, Lemonade, or MilK

Event Location
The Radisson Hotel
517 Grand Canyon Drive
Madison, WI  53719


Past Meetings

March 13, 2018
RoHS and REACH Compliance
By:  Matthew Bills

February 13, 2018
Quality Assurance for Healthcare Quality Measures
By:  Abhik Bhattacharya

January 9, 2018
Cool Tool Time:  Top Tools and Tips to Wow Your Team
By:  Walter Jankowski

November 14, 2017
Tour of Mallinckrodt Manufacturing, LLC
By:  David Shank and Jeff Schmidt

October 10, 2017
Healthcare Data Analytics:  Looking at Electronic Medical Records                                                                                                                                                          
By:  Christopher Spranger

September 12, 2017
Tour of Swiss Tech, LLC
Topic: Managing Supply Chain Risk - Contract Manufacturing
By: Matthew Bills

June 13, 2017
Topic: Risk Assessments in the New ISO 9001:2015 Standard
By: Christopher Spranger

April 11, 2017
Topic: Hoshin Kanri - Strategy Deployment
By: Steven Boeder

March 14, 2017
Topic: So you Want to be a Consultant
By: Walter Jankowski

November 8, 2016
Topic: How to Get & Sustain Results (Part II): Lessons Learned for Continuous Improvement & Leadership
By: Dennis Wessel

October 11, 2016
Topic: The SPASD Journey With Quality
By: Brad Saron

September 13, 2016
Topic: Quality in the Medical Device Industry and Beyond
By: Dale Thanig

June 14, 2016
Topic: Using Your ISO 9001:2008 QMS to Plan for the ISO 9001:2015 Changes
By: Andy Nichols

March 8, 2016
Topic: Formal Root Cause (RCA) Analysis
By: Gary Bidwell
RCA2 Action Hierarchy

February 9, 2016
Topic: Continuous Improvement: How to Get and Sustain Results
By: Dennis Wessel

January 12, 2016
Topic: Getting the most out of your CI efforts
By: Dan Stapleton
Excel Template

September 8, 2015
Topic:  The Baldrige Excellence Framework
By:  Tedd Snyder

May 12, 2015
Topic: Process Improvement for Health Care
By:  Lauren Hartlaub and Tedd Snyder

February 10, 2015
Topic: An Introduction to Reliability and the ASQ Reliability Division
By: Dan Burrows

January 13, 2015
Topic:  Structured Problem Solving
By:  Dean Whitman

November 11, 2014
Topic: Revolutionary Change to ISO 9001
By: Gregory Gasper and Andrew Porter

June 10, 2014
Topic: 2013 Baldrige Award Winner: Pewaukee School District: Our Baldrige Journey
By: JoAnn Sternke

May 14, 2014
Topic: Joint Meeting & Tour at ANGI Energy Systems with ASQ-Rockford Section
By: ASQ-Madison/Rockford Sections

April 8, 2014
Topic: Wisconsin's Lean Government Initiative - Our Journey
By: Suzanne Hock and Brit Hall

March 11, 2014
Topic: Fiskars Americas' Approach to Improving Chinese Suppliers
By: Mike Gapinski

February 11, 2014
Topic: War Stories of Implementing Lean
By:  Wil Cox

Jan 2014
Topic: The Intersections of Quality and Sustainability Best Practices
By: Daniel Zinsmeister

November 12, 2013
Topic: Baldrige - Sustaining Excellence
By: Brett Remington

October 8, 2013
Topic: 5S Visual Management Tools Process Mapping
By: Jason Fladhammer

September 10, 2013
 “Cool Tool Time:  Top Tools and Tips to Wow Your Team”
By: Walter Jankowski, Owner and Principal of Reinvention, LLC

June 11, 2013
Topic: The Practical Power of Curiosity, Creativity & Collaboration
By: Hollie Hollister

May 9, 2013
Topic:  Software Implementation: Managing Change & Customer Expectations
By: Joanie Haugen

April 9 , 2013
Topic: Ermer Night: Collaboration With the ASQ Student Section

Photo: Build #1 Tinker Toy
 Photo: Group Shot of Build Team 

March 12, 2013
Topic: “Creating a Lean Culture - Use of Visual Management, Daily Accountability, and Tiered Metric Boards”
By: Tedd Snyder

February 12, 2013
Topic: Quality Systems: Thoughts on Design & Implementation for Pharmaceuticals
By: Ken Manning, Scientific Protein Labs

January 8th, 2013
Topic: Six Sigma in Healthcare
By: Christopher Spranger, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt for Riverview Hospital

October 9, 2012
Topic: Cool Tool Time:  Top Tools & Tips to Wow Your Team
By: Walter Jankowski, Owner, Reinvention, LLC

September 11, 2012
Topic: Internal Auditor Competence - What You Should Look For
By: Kevin A. Lehner, President of Environmental Compliance Systems, Inc


June 12 , 2012
Topic: Madison College Quality Survey
By: Kim Hollman, Rober Priester and Jennifer Bakke of Madison College