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.

We will be using the website email system to provide The Paradigm newsletter to you each month.  Thank you for continuing to accept email from ASQ in order to help us greatly reduce mailing costs and to be a more environmentally-friendly organization.

Please visit www.asq.org for complete information about the
American Society for Quality or to update your profile to accept email or add an email address.

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 and lasts an hour.  The cost of the dinner, paid at the door, at the Golden Corral is about $15 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 (TRhea-Fox@rich.com) if you plan to attend this meeting.

Next Clinic

Date:  5/13/2021

Presenter:  Tour of Aegis

Topic:  Postponed until 12/9/2021


Date:  9/9/2021

Presenter:  Hajime Sugiyama

Topic:  IoT: Mistakes made, lessons learned

34:26 minutes


ASQ Middle Tennessee Section 1118 Membership Meeting for September 9, 2021 consists of viewing two youtube quality videos.  You may view them early!  Please email Rita (ritamillertn@bellsouth.net) that you have viewed the two videos to receive credit for the September 9, 2021 meeting attendance.

Next Main Presentation

Date:  5/13/2021

Presenter:  Tour - Aegis

Topic:  Postponed until 12/9/2021


Date:  9/9/2021

Presenters:  Matt Bernhard, Joe Gerstl

Topic:  Moving Manufacturing Beyond Lean with Digitalization and IIoT

57:19 minutes


ASQ Middle Tennessee Section 1118 Membership Meeting for September 9, 2021 consists of viewing two youtube quality videos.  You may view them early!  Please email Rita (ritamillertn@bellsouth.net) that you have viewed the two videos to receive credit for the September 9, 2021 meeting attendance.

Next Year and this Year's Meetings and Tours



2021 & 2022 Meeting Dates and Topics – 2nd Thursday of the Month


Clinic Presentations

Main Presentations



Agile Lean Six Sigma (Jay Arthur - youtube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP7IfVCyBkM

Introduction to Agile - Transformation, Best Practices and Common Problems (Marten DuPont - youtube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCE1PmtbGXQ



Lean Thinking and Lean Government (Jeff Fuchs - youtube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uw97WGSy0Ag Lean Six Sigma in Government: Stories of Success (Ken Guy, Eunjoo Greenhouse, Larry Ehl - youtube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luT-pWgWXVk



Applied Lean Six Sigma Methodology can Help Hospitals Thrive Beyond COVID-19 (Moshe Starkman, Cindy Abraham - youtube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvWljKEJ7Mk 20 Years of Product Management in 25 Minutes (Dave Wascha - youtube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i69U0lvi89c



What is Lean IT? (Jez Humble - youtube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b19fWPnVAgY

Introduction to Lean Six Sigma Methodology (Allen Haggerty - (youtube) 




Tour:  Postponed until 12/9/2021




IoT: Mistakes made, lessons learned (Hajime Sugiyama – youtube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7eEB__3Tz0 Moving Manufacturing Beyond Lean with Digitalization and IIoT (Matt Bernhard, Joe Gerstl - youtube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQdwjUugY60



IT Ops Kanban at Autotrader.co.uk (Ian Carroll - youtube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzFEKwx3HkY Lean Enterprise (Jez Humble, Gary Gruver - youtube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcbmRRy-vno



Lean Six Sigma: creative problem solving for services & IT (Fabrizio Pellizzetti - youtube)


Lean Six Sigma and Digital Transformation in the Age of AI (Frank Shines - youtube)



Tour:  Aegis Sciences Corp - 7:00-8:00 PM

Dinner:    6:00-6:45 PM

Pizza & Soft Drinks at Aegis - Section is 'Buying'

Aegis Sciences Corp., 501 Great Circle Rd., Nashville, TN 37228 (800) 533-7052

Required:  Safety glasses & closed-toes shoes






























 New Members



Take advantage of what ASQ Section 1118 has to offer!

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and dinner is on us!