Welcome to ASQ Portland Section

The mission of ASQ Portland Section 0607 is to serve the quality needs of our members, whether you live and work in Oregon, in neighboring Washington, or around the world. We encourage and welcome your suggestions regarding ways we can serve you better, to help to enrich your life and your career. You may email us at chair@asqpdx.com.


Monthly meetings, plant tours, conferences and workshops can give you recertification (RU) credits.

ASQPDX Upcoming Events

DateTopicSpeakerLocation
Tue, Feb 14, 2017Supplier CertificationShawn ArmstrongCentury Hotel
8185 SW Tualatin- Sherwood Rd
Tualatin, OR
Tue, Mar 14, 2017Managing Polarities in OrganizationsLinda LandauerCentury Hotel
8185 SW Tualatin- Sherwood Rd
Tualatin, OR

Eventbrite - ASQPDX February Dinner/ Virtual Meeting - Supplier Management Certification

For this February 14 Dinner Meeting or Online Meeting!
Purchase dinner tickets before Noon, February 14, for the discounted price.

About our Presentation:

The CSQP (Certified Supplier Quality Professional) certification is the newest of ASQ’s certifications. The Responsibility of a Supplier Quality Professional is to protect a company by ensuring that a supplier is good enough to be a supplier and is managed correctly. The aim is to have a system of tools in place so you can reduce the potential risk to your own company by a supplier. The most important concept is to aim to have a cleanly integrated, efficient and cost-effective system. During ASQ the Portland Section member meeting on February 14th, we will go over the BoK, the certification development adventure, and the process that was followed to release this certification.

Shawn Armstrong

Shawn Armstrong is a Quality / Regulatory Manager for Grace Bio-Labs in Bend Oregon. He currently has been with the Customer / Supplier Division since 2011 and with ASQ since 2005. With his many accomplishments, he has worked in industries from electronics, to aerospace, to solar, and now medical devices. His passion and strengths has been in supply management and growing small companies in ISO certification and/or compliance

Starting right out of the gate, Shawn served his first year as secretary and then Chair-Elect. Since 2014, he has assumed the role as Chair and will continued in 2015. As stated in the CSD “About” page, Shawn Armstrong really tries hard to make sure we maintain a fun environment in CSD. As Past Chair, he has been the liaison for the Supplier Certification, working with ASQ and making sure that the certification moved forward. In addition to CSD and serving as a member leader, his next adventure will be with the TPC.

Since leaving the Navy in 1997 as a Petty Officer Third Class Ship’s Serviceman, Shawn’s passion has been in Quality and how we can do it better and stronger. He has been a Big Brother (Big Brother Big Sister) since 2011 and was appointed to the Audit Committee for the Deschutes County Commissions Board.

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The ASQ Portland Section has elected the following officers, who will be continuing or transitioning into these leadership positions for 2017:

Section Chair – Beth Rice              Secretary – Jean Fryer
Chair-elect – Terri Tufts                  Treasurer – Marie Tree

We congratulate these four section leaders on their election!

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Passport Game Rules – 2016

General Travel Advisories                                           Beth Rice, Q Travel Agent

 Lions and Tigers and Bears!  Oh, my!!!

Welcome aboard, Travelers! We trust you’ve had all your shots and are ready for your 2016 Quality Journey! Your Crew members here at PDX ASQ are ready to help if you’re having trouble finding your cabin, or get a little confused by the whirlwind nature of our tour this year.

NOTE: Travel advisories change all the time.
Make sure you’re up to date on the latest!

So! Let’s start by covering some basic questions.

How do I play this game, anyway?

Step 1: Get a Passport at your first meeting of 2016! We’ll be crossing international as well as chronological borders, and you know what that means. Bring it along to every meeting!

Step 2: Get your Port of Entry Visa each month. They’ll be handed out at meetings and emailed to online Travelers. During the meeting, play the game and solve the puzzle to win Q points!

Step 3: Before you leave, make sure you get a Tour Guide for the coming month! It will take you on a self-guided tour of Quality landmarks. See interesting sites and win more Q points, too!

Okay, I’ll bite. What are “Q points” and why should I care about them, anyway?

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New Supplier Quality Certification available

ASQ recently launched its newest certification designed for supplier quality professionals who work with an organization’s supply chain and suppliers to continuously improve performance of key system components. The Certified Supplier Quality Professional (CSQP) exam, developed by member leaders and sponsored by the Customer-Supplier Division, will be first administered during the September/October computer-based testing exam window. Among other topics, the certification exam tests knowledge on supplier strategy; business governance, ethics, and compliance; relationship management; and supplier performance monitoring and improvement. We are now accepting applications for the first available exam window in September/October for the CSQP exam. The deadline is August 15. Go to ASQ.org to apply.

Portland Section Receives RD Gold Award!

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Beth Rice, ASQ Portland Section Chair, on behalf of the Leadership Team, received the Regional Director Gold Award for 2015, which was presented by Regional Director Ed Landauer at our January 2016 dinner meeting.
This award is given for excellence in providing member value and quality opportunities, as well as implementing innovations and meeting the Section’s Business Plan and ASQ’s requirements for Section reporting.
Congratulations to the Portland Section Leadership Committee for achieving this award for the third year in a row!