March 2014 Program Meeting

When:  Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Where:

Crowne Plaza Plymouth
3131 Campus Drive
Plymouth, MN 55441
Tel: (763) 559-6600

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Before Noon on 3/5/2014 – Early Bird Discount

$30 Members/ $40 Non-Members / $10 No Meal Option

After Noon on 3/5/2014 – Regular Price

$35 Members/ $45 Non-Members / $10 No Meal Option

Registration closes @ noon on Monday, March 10th.

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Agenda
5:00 P.M.  Registration & Networking
5:45 P.M.  Welcome, Announcements
6:00 P.M.  Dinner
6:40 P.M.  St Cloud State University Master of Science in Medical Technology Quality
7:50 P.M.  Juran’s Vision of a Century of Quality
8:55 P.M.  Closing Notes

St Cloud State University Master of Science in Medical Technology Quality

Brian Rembish will provide an overview of how the MS in Medical Technology Quality degree program was developed with industry, what the program covers, and the value to the industry and students. St. Cloud State University (SCSU) has been closely collaborating with the Medical Technology Industry in Minnesota since 2005 in identifying and developing customized applied learning for the industry in the form of specialized Masters programs. The Master of Science in Medical Technology Quality (MSMTQ) is taught in the SCSU Twin Cities Graduate Center in Maple Grove along with other graduate degree programs including the Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs & Services and the Master of Science in Applied Clinical Research. The strong success of these programs has been due greatly due to the close collaboration between the Medtech industry and academia.  In this presentation Brian will outline what they have learned from the Medical Technology Industry to define what Medical Technology Quality Leaders need to know.

Juran’s Vision of a Century of Quality

Over the past fifteen years the Juran Center for Research in Supply Chain, Operations, and Quality has been giving out the Juran Fellowship Awards to promote research in quality management.  This research should have significant impact on both scholarship and practice.  By promoting scholarship in quality management, it was Dr. Juran’s hope that we create a century of quality.  Dr. Kevin Linderman will present an overview the research in quality management at the University of Minnesota and their vision for the future.  Recent winners of the Juran Fellowship Award will share experiences and potential contributions to the field.

About Our Speakers

Brian RembishBrian Rembish, Associate Director St. Cloud State University (SCSU), Masters of Science in Medical Technology Quality and President of MedTech Leadership, Inc.   He has 25+ years’ experience in leadership for the medical device industry working for large companies until 2003 when he started his consulting company, MedTech Leadership. Brian has worked part time with St. Cloud State University since 2005 after being asked at an economic development meeting in St. Cloud about the most needed areas of education for the medical device industry. As a consultant he helped SCSU start the MS in Regulatory Affairs in 2007 and subsequently the MS in Applied Clinical Research in 2010. He also worked with SCSU and assembled a curriculum team of industry experts in Quality to develop the MS in Medical Technology Quality program which launched in fall 2012. As the program director, he has worked in recruiting industry experts to teach in the program courses and managed the overall program.

Kevin LindermanDr. Kevin Linderman, Professor, Supply Chain and Operations Department, Curtis L. Carlson School of Management 3-235, University of Minnesota, 321 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455.  Dr Linderman has a Ph.D. in Operations Management & Operations Research from Case Western Reserve University (1998).  He has worked with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) for four years as a Systems Engineer and consulted with a number of companies.  He has received nearly a $1 million in research grants to study quality management.  He has published in leading academic journals and has authored the highest cited academic article in Six Sigma.  Dr. Linderman serves as the Academic Co-Director of the Juran Center for Research in Supply Chain, Operations, and Quality.

AnnaErroreAnna Errore is a third year PhD student in Industrial Engineering enrolled at the University of Palermo, Italy. From September 2012 she has been a visiting PhD student at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, in the Department of Supply Chain and Operations. Anna’s research interests include Applied Statistics, Design of Experiment, Quality Improvement, Six Sigma, Decision Making Methods. She is currently involved in a research project on Definitive Screening Designs, which has been awarded with the Juran Fellowship Award in 2013. Anna is, as student, member of the ASA and ASQ. She has recently obtained ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt certification.

UjjalKumarMukherjeeUjjal Kumar Mukherjee is a fourth year PhD student at the Supply Chain and Operations Management department of the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA. Prior to joining the program Ujjal had extensive international experience in product and market development for a large Indian automobile multinational firm. Ujjal’s current research interest includes new product development, sources and causes of product failures, and strategies for improving quality of new products and innovations. He has special interest in pursuing detailed field research to identify and investigate critical research areas and problems. He is also pursuing a masters in statistics at the University of Minnesota as a supporting stream to his main dissertation research.

Meeting Location & Directions


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From the South: Take I-494 to County Road 9/Rockford Road exit. Turn right (East) onto County Road 9/Rockford Road. Go to first intersection, Vinewood Lane and turn right (South) onto Vinewood; follow Vinewood south, approximately one mile; hotel will be on your right hand side.

From the North: Take I-494 South to County Road 9/Rockford Road; turn left (East) onto Rockford Road; go to intersection of Vinewood; turn right (South) onto Vinewood; follow Vinewood south approximately one mile; hotel will be on your right hand side.

From the East: I-94W to exit 231A for I-394W / US-12 W. Go west to I-494 North to County Road 9/Rockford Road exit. Turn right (East) onto County Road 9/Rockford Road. Go to first intersection, Vinewood Lane and turn right (South) onto Vinewood; follow Vinewood south, approximately one mile; hotel will be on your right hand side.

From the West: Take Hwy 55 to intersection of Northwest Blvd.; turn left (North) onto Northwest Blvd.; take the third side street left which is Xenium Lane; turn left onto Xenium and follow it around the corner; hotel is on left hand side. OR From other eastbound highways (West US-12, or 212) Take I-494 North to County Road 9/Rockford Road exit. Turn (East) onto County Road 9/Rockford Road. Go to first intersection, Vinewood Lane and turn right (South) onto Vinewood; follow Vinewood south, approximately one mile; hotel will be on your right hand side.

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