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ISM-SEM Member Meeting: Innovation: A Necessary Core Competency
Location: Park Place in Dearborn (23400 Park St., Dearborn, MI 48124)
Date: December 13, 2012
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ISM - Southeast Michigan Member Meeting


Location: Park Place in Dearborn (23400 Park St., Dearborn, MI 48124)

December 13 2012

5:30 - 6:00 PM
Social Hour and Toys for Tots  Collection
Please participate by bringing an unwrapped new toy. There will be special raffless and drawings during the evening

December Keynote Event  
6:00 - 6:45 PM
Innovation:  A Necessary Core Competency
R. Dan Reid, Program Development Manager, AIAG

December 2012 Dinner
6:45 - 7:30 PM

December 2012 Raffles 
7:30 PM

Innovation: A Necessary Core Competency

Peter Drucker was quoted as saying that “every organization – not just businesses – needs one core competence: innovation.” However, innovation, invention and continuous improvement are terms that are often confused!

A 2010 McKinsey Global Survey reported that 84 percent of executives say innovation is extremely or very important to their companies' growth strategy. Further, most executives believe innovation is complex, involves a certain level of ambiguity and that a "process for innovation" is an oxymoron.

In reality, innovation has evolved over time as a science; much like quality management did several decades ago. There are now models and methods for creating innovation “on demand” that can be learned by anyone in your organization to drive innovation into products, services and business processes.


R. Dan Reid

You will not want to miss this revealing, fact-filled session about what your organization needs to do to ensure sustained success in the years to come! 


R. Dan Reid, a Program Development Manager with AIAG, is best known as an author of QS-9000, ISO Technical Specification (TS) 16949, ISO 9001:2000, the first ISO International Workshop Agreement (IWA 1), which applies ISO 9001 to healthcare. While with GM, he also worked on the Chrysler, Ford and GM Potential Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, Production Part Approval Process and Advanced Product Quality Planning manuals.

Reid is

  • The first Delegation Leader of the International Automotive Task Force (IATF); 
  • A member of the A2LA Board of Directors;
  • A published author with McGraw Hill, ASQ Press and others;
  • A member of the ASQ Administrative Committee and Technical Reviewer.

Reid, an ASQ Fellow and ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), has received awards including:

  • 2010 Quality Improvement Coaching Excellence for Primary Care Practices, Michigan Primary Care Consortium
  • 2006 Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) Healthcare Focus Group Chairs' Award;
  • 2005, 2004, 1993 Cecil C Craig Awards, ASQ Automotive Division;
  • 2004 ASQ Automotive Division Quality Leader of the Year;
  • 2003 Leadership Award from the European Quality Institute ISO9000 International Conference;
  • 2002 AIAG Outstanding Achievement Award. 

Meeting Location: Park Place in Dearborn (23400 Park St., Dearborn, MI 48124)
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Congratulations to our newly elected and appointed Board of Directors!

President: David Rodriguez
Vice President: Lori Sisk
Treasurer: Colleen Lang
and Directors:
Kristen Bennett
Pam Smith
Michele Thompson
Joel Weina
Bob White

and thanks to
Melissa Countryman our Immediate Past President

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