Statistical Process Control (SPC) December 14 2011

Statistical Process Control (SPC) is the third in our series of webinars on the ASQ Automotive Division’s curriculum on the five core tools.  This webinar provides an overview of the Automotive Division’s standard approach to the subject.  Similar to other courses, SPC balances theory and practice.  It is based on the SPC 2nd Edition manual, but one of the things that make the Automotive Division course unique is the opening chapter called Setting the Stage.  This chapter uses the words of Shewhart, Deming, Juran, and others to give participants a perspective that comes directly from the masters.

Presenter: Mark A. Morris, M&M Consulting

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Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) November 30 2011

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is the second in our series of webinars on the ASQ Automotive Division’s curriculum for the five core tools.  This webinar is provides an overview of the course, first written to meet the specific needs of one corporate client, then generalized to become the Automotive Division’s standard approach to the subject.  It is a workshop course balances theory and practice, and is based on the FMEA 4th Edition manual and the premise that FMEA is best learned by doing.  A series of time-tested FMEA worksheets are used to guide participants through a strategy that improves both their efficiency and effectiveness.

Presenter: Mark A. Morris, M&M Consulting

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Recorded Webinar Video (ASQ Automotive Division members only)


Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) November 16 2011

Earlier this year ASQ Headquarters approached the ASQ Automotive Division as the recognized subject matter experts to provide training in the five core tools:  APQP, FMEA, MSA, PPAP, and SPC.  This is the first in a series of three webinars.  It will describe the process and the content of the Automotive Division’s PPAP curriculum, and how it was customized for one client.  It will provide an overview of both the process and documentation requirements based on the PPAP 4th Edition manual, which was coordinated through efforts of the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and their member companies.  One of the take-aways from this webinar will be simple descriptions for each of the 18 PPAP documentation requirements.

Presenter: Mark A. Morris, M&M Consulting

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Multiple Environment Over Stress Testing (MEOST) October 26, 2011

A Primer with Examples from an Automotive Component Supplier

• Accelerated Testing Basics
• Time Compression
• Accelerated Life Testing (Constant Stress)
• Multiple Environment Over Stress Testing (MEOST)
• Highly Accelerated Life Test (HALT)

Presenter: John Kreucher Delphi Powertrain

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Strategic Planning May 25 2011

This is a visual and practical walk through session of how to utilize Lean Six Sigma (LSS) tools at the organizational level.  The discussion takes the participants through a DMAIC process where they Define their key objectives via the simplified use of a strategic planning/goal setting matrix (based on Hoshin Kanri). Sample key Measures are then identified as pertinent to an organizational setting. A few LSS Analysis tools are demonstrated and the actions needed to achieve Improvement are reviewed. Lastly, the concept of Control is reviewed to show participants some methods of how to sustain and/or hold the gains that were made.

Presenter: JD Marhevko Chair ASQ Quality MGT Div

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Reliability Maturity Assessment (RMA)  March 24 2011

Quality systems and the use of quality tools have become standard practice throughout several industries over the past 30 years. These efforts have prepared us for manufacturing, but there are missed opportunities throughout the product development phases to improve reliability, reduce cost of tests, reduce number of engineering changes and improve timing to get product to the customer.

This webinar gives an overview of the difference between quality and reliability; introduces Reliability Maturity; explains what an Reliability Maturity Index (RMI) is, its importance, how to determine what yours is and what to do once you know your RMI.

Presenter: Su Glesner, AM General



The Quality Professional's Role in the 21st Century February 24, 2011

This Webinar provides a look at the role of the Quality Professional in the 21st Century.

  • Why are businesses in business?
  • What has history taught us about business?
  • What has history taught us about quality?
  • Will “Quality” still carry the same Strategic importance?
  • How do Quality Professionals bring value to their companies?
  • Is there a universal approach we can apply?

Presenter: Dan Claudepierre, President Customer Advantage


Shainin B vs. C February 15 2011

Manufacturers are constantly making changes to their products and processes. The goal for each change is improvement. It might be improvement in product performance, product reliability, manufacturing quality or productivity. Changes are often made in response to an existing quality or reliability problem. Unfortunately, there is always a risk that these changes are ineffective. In some cases the change does no harm. However, the time and expense to implement the change is wasted. In other cases, the change introduces new problems which may be more severe than the original problem.

This Webinar will describe the Shainin B vs. C™ test, a simple statistical test to reduce the risk of ineffective changes. In addition to learning the details of a B vs. C test, participants will learn key principles for all statistical tests including assessing the risk of a wrong decision and avoiding spurious associations.

Presenter: Richard Shainin, Shainin LLC

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Value Stream Mapping with Visio and eVSM January 27, 2011

Value Stream Mapping is an essential tool for a Lean Deployment. Value stream maps are typically drawn by hand and then captured in electronic format for sharing, analysis and visualization.

This webinar gives an overview of value stream mapping and gives examples of different map types at plant and supply chain levels. It shows how a practical value stream map can be captured quickly and easily using a Quick Manufacturing template built on Visio and eVSM

Presenter: Dilesh Patel, Development Director eVSM