Team members from QAD CEBOS attended The ASQ 2019 World Conference on Quality and Improvement (WCQI). As the voice of quality, the American Society for Quality is hosting its annual conference, giving companies around the world a chance to meet one another and learn about the latest quality management technologies and trends in operational excellence.

ASQ understands that quality management training is costly. That’s why WCQI provides a wealth of learning opportunities.

The 2019 ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement offered a forum for networking, hearing from thought leaders, and attending workshops.

The 2019 WCQI was be held in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Fort Worth Convention Center in May

ASQ’s flagship conference hosts participants from a variety of industries, including aerospace and life science. The 2,500 attendees come from 45 countries all over the world.

Attendees got the chance to hear from quality management thought leaders. Keynote speakers include:

  • Patrick Schwerdtfeger, specialist in big data, artificial intelligence, and social media
  • Tricia Wang, global tech ethnographer
  • Benjamin Lavoie, Global Head of Innovation and Technology at Anheuser-Busch
  • Cheryl Cran, CEO of Synthesis at Work Inc.
  • Charlene Li, author and expert on business disruption

Conference Highlights

WCQI featured more than 100 sessions and workshops.

  • Conference sessions explore real-life quality management use cases.
  • “After 5” sessions allow participants to translate quality into social action.
  • Workshops present opportunities for hands-on experiences.

Presentation topics include:

  • The Future of Quality (with a focus on Supply Chain Quality)
  • Quality Basics
  • Building and Sustaining a Culture of Quality

Industry leaders presented on statistical analysis, document management, and risk assessment.

The conference provided several Networking Breaks that gave attendees the chance for face time with thought leaders and industry experts. Lunches, refreshment breaks, and receptions offer additional opportunities to interact and build professional relationships.

As part of the conference, registrants attended courses, sat in on sessions, got certified, and networked with industry leaders. Conference presentations allowed attendees to familiarize themselves with cutting-edge quality products and services.

Check out the full conference schedule.

Take the Conference Home With You

Attendees of WCQI can purchase copies of the presentations for reference. One hundred flash video records were be available. Presentation records include MP3 audio files and MP4 files for viewing on mobile devices.

Attendees of the conference conference took tips and tricks they learned back to their companies. Information gathered during the conference enabled them to decrease waste and improve productivity at their organizations.

Come See Us at WCQI

Members of the QAD CEBOS team manned a booth during the conference.

If you didn’t make it to the 2019 conference, you can still take the opportunity to meet with us. Visit and reach out to us about your quality related questions or concerns.

At QAD CEBOS, we promote a preventative approach to operational excellence. QAD CEBOS believes quality should be promoted across the business. We offer a full suite of quality management tools, including APQP for total quality management.