ASQ Section 1506 Jacksonville - Northeast Florida
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Welcome to the home page for the Jacksonville - Northeast Florida Section of the American Society for Quality. We hope you will find our Web site interesting and useful. Here, you may contact the Section Officers and become better acquainted with Section activities.



ASQ Section 1506 is pleased to announce our February 20, 2020 Meeting.  These meetings allow local professionals to showcase their organizations and provide insight into quality and quality related functions.  Please feel free to share this announcement with interested friends and colleagues at work or in the area who may be interested in this meeting (even if they are not members of Section 1506).



Date:                                  February 20, 2020

Location:                 UNF Adam W. Herbert Universi

12000 Alumni Drive

Jacksonville, FL

Presentation: A3 Leadership

       Presented by James Bussell
Executive Director - Jacksonville Lean Consortium





The A3 method is a highly effective problem solving and continuous improvement method pioneered by Toyota, that gets its’ name from the 11 by 17 sized paper it’s completed on. A3s provide an organization’s leaders and team members with a disciplined way convey their strategy initiatives, solve problems, coach employees, report on projects, drive improvement activities, develop products and/or services, and more!  A3s are indispensable, standardized visual dashboards that help organizations create/maintain proactive, continuous improvement-based cultures. A3s provide a way for all employees to significantly improve their work and the quality, speed, productivity, and cost of their organization’s key processes.


James will provide several examples of the A3 method, review A3 standard work questions, and explain tips/ best practices you can use in developing your own A3s. 




James is the executive director of the Jacksonville Lean Consortium and a lean thinking coach who assists organizations, in a wide array of industries, leverage lean principles and methods to continuously improve their work and strive for operational excellence. Specialties: Lean Six Sigma, Project Management, Quality Management Systems, Quality and Reliability Engineering, Auditing, Manufacturing Engineering, Strategy Creation and Deployment. James has served as a Lean consultant/coach for companies in a myriad of industries; including construction, law, government services, logistics, and manufacturing.



ASQ Section 1506  is proud to announce the 2019 scholarship application period has begun. This year the scholarship amount will be at least $1,000. The Deadline for the SCholarship application is June 10, 2018.Clik the link below for more information



ASQ 1506 is searching for individuals interested in serving on the ASQ Section 1506 2019 Board.  If you are interested in serving, please contact the section’s Nominating Chair, Henry Burkard at 


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Mission Statement

ASQ Section 1506 is committed to the following:

  • provide opportunities for quality professionals to improve their awareness and understanding of quality improvement tools.
  • be a source of quality information, knowledge and skills for organizations in our local communities.
  • expand the understanding and use of quality improvement tools into all types of organizations, such as health care, education, public service and manufacturing throughout the section's geographic area.
  • be an active, dynamic Section within the National ASQ structure.

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