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ASQ Basic Tools of Quality Spring 2018 Workshop


Date(s) - May 17th, 2018
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Best Western Hotel

ASQ Basic Tools of Quality Spring 2018 Workshop

Thursday, May 17, 2018
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Best Western Hotel
300 Gateway Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18017

Cost: $275/person

To Register:  ASQ, Lehigh Valley, Click Eventbrite


  • Seven Original Quality Tools
  • Checksheets
  • Concentration Analysis
  • Deming Chart (Plan-Do-Check-Act)
  • Pareto Analysis
  • Process Capability
  • Pre-Control
  • Five Why’s
  • Seven New Quality Tools
  • Lean Factory
  • Software Tools


Anyone who desires a review of the basic tools of quality and how to apply them in problem solving.


  • Registration: 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. with Continental Breakfast
  • Morning Session: 8:30 a.m. – Noon (one break)
  • Lunch: Noon – 1:00 p.m.
  • Afternoon Session: 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (one break)


Cease Blocker is President and Principal of BES Consulting, which provides consulting and training for Quality and Productivity improvement. Cease is a Registered Professional Engineer, a Fellow in ASQ, and an ASQ Certified Quality Manager, a Certified Quality Auditor, and Certified Quality Improvement Associate.

Cease has spent his career in quality and operations management, including Vice President of Quality and Productivity for a billion-dollar multi-division corporation, Plant Manager of an automotive parts manufacturing plant, General Manager of a gray iron foundry, and President of an advanced technology computer software company.

Dick Smith is a Senior Member of ASQ, and an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, Certified Reliability Engineer, and Certified Quality Auditor. Dick spent 24 years at Motorola, Inc., a Malcolm Baldrige winner and developer of the Six Sigma methodology. Dick has provided training in Six Sigma Black Belt certification as well as CQE, CRE and Design of Experiments.