Section Meeting, Thursday, October 24, 2019

Join us on Thursday, October 24th to hear Olga Hood speak to our section about:


Topic: High Volume vs Low Volume Quality Control Challenges.  


Presentation Synopsis:

Controlling and improving quality has become an important business strategy for many organizations. Maintaining a high level of product or service quality provides a competitive advantage. There  is a different dynamic in quality control techniques between high volume and low volume manufacturing. The challenges are different but the basic quality problems are the same.


Traditional quality principles and statistical control techniques were designed for high volume manufacturing environment but lend themselves equally well to low volume manufacturing.


During the presentation we will review actual examples of common problems, risk impact, and how quality challenges can be resolved utilizing and adapting traditional quality techniques.



Olga Hood Short Bio:



  • BS in Applied Math (Statistics) and Mechanical Engineering
  • Masters in Engineering Management
  • Certified Lean Design and Six Sigma Black Belt /Quality Engineer/ISO, VDA Lead Auditor /Statistical Data Analysist


Work Experience –  both high and low volume

  • 6 yrs. Manufacturing Engineering and Design
  • 4 yrs. New Product Development,  R&D
  • 8 yrs. Supply Chain Management
  • 2 yrs. Supplier Quality Engineering Manager


Smoke, 10900 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601

Networking at 6:00 PM

Dinner begins at 6:30 PM

Presentation at 7:00 PM

Members: $10

Potential New Members: $15

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