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high demand for these visas from U.S. technology firms
such as Microsoft and Intel, and Indian outsourcing
organizations.
During his election campaign, Trump wrote that
he would "end forever the use of the H-1B as a cheap
labor program," but no actions have been taken to
restrict these visas since he's been in office.24

Is reshoring realistic?

R.G. Conlee, chief innovation officer at data-processing firm Conduent Inc., said the volume of jobs
that could be reshored will not equate to the scores
that were lost. "Instead of 3,000 or 5,000 offshore
jobs, maybe I'll have 50 onshore," said Conlee. "The
number of jobs needed to monitor [software] is much
smaller than the number needed to do data entry."25
Moser said claiming or trying to reshore millions of
jobs in a year would be "totally irrational, irresponsible,
and we don't have the workers-the skilled workers-
to do it. It's taken 60 years for [offshoring] to happen,
and it's going to take decades for it to reverse."26
-compiled by Tyler Gaskill, contributing editor
EDITOR'S NOTE
The references listed in this article can be found on the Progress Report
webpage at www.qualityprogress.com.

Mr. Pareto Head

ASQ Announces
2018 Board Candidates
ASQ has announced the candidates
for the 2018 board of directors. This
time, two candidates are vying for
the office of chair-elect. Here is the
complete list of candidates:
+ Past chair: Eric A. Hayler, lean Six
Sigma Master Black Belt, BMW
Manufacturing, and principal,
Hayler Group, Boiling Springs,
SC.
+ Chair: Elmer K. Corbin, director
and project executive, IBM Watson Client Success, IBM Corp.,
McKinney, TX.
+ Chair-elect (through the ASQ
Nominating Committee):
Benito Flores, dean, school of
engineering and technologies,
Universidad de Monterrey, San
Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico.
+ Chair-elect (through petition):
Geoff Vining, professor of statistics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg,
VA.

+ Treasurer: Francisco Santos,
global quality, Metalsa, Mexico.
+ Director: Scott Moeller, director
of quality engineering and Six
Sigma Black Belt, Baxter International, Round Lake, IL.
+ Director: Paulo Sampaio, professor of quality and organizational
excellence, University of Minho
in Portugal, and visiting scholar
at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, Cambridge.
Election rules do not allow candidates to campaign or have others
campaign for them, but proxies and
position statements for each candidate running for a contested office
will be sent to all regular members
by Feb. 24. The results of the election will be announced on April 30
during ASQ's annual business meeting, to be held in conjunction with
ASQ's World Conference on Quality
and Improvement in Charlotte, NC.

by Mike Crossen

NEW DFSS TRAINING A new ASQ training course focused on design for Six Sigma (DFSS) will be offered May 22-26 at ASQ headquarters in
Milwaukee. The course, developed last year with the help of Master Black Belts (MBB), reliability and quality engineers and statisticians, will
center on leading a DFSS team through the define-measure-analyze-design-verify phases. The course is geared toward Black Belts (BB),
MBBs, and corporate DFSS team leaders and members. The only prerequisite for attendees is to be proficient as a practicing BB. Individual
and group training options are available. For more information about this instructor-led, classroom training, visit https://asq.org/training/
design-for-six-sigma-dfss-dfssasq.

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Seen and Heard
Expert Answers
Progress Report
Mr. Pareto Head
Field Notes
Innovation Imperative
Hard Wired
Propel Forward
Life After Disruption
Work Smarter, Not Harder
Statistics Spotlight
Standard Issues
Marketplace
Footnotes
Back to Basics
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