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Fall 2011

Product Realization Group (PRG) Certification
PRC-01: Engineering Development Sept. 27th
PRC-02: Product Reliability Oct. 11th
PRC-03: Data Mgmt. & Collaboration Oct. 25th
PRC-04: Supply Chain Management Nov. 8th
PRC-05: Business Compliance Nov. 29th
For more information on schedule and program specific content see the website www.productrealizationgroup.com

2011 Free monthly Webinar Series
Each month, we will bring you a free webinar topic. Below is our current line-up for the remainder of 2011. You can click on the registration page for each event.

Tuesday Oct 11th, 11:30am-12:30pm PST
Integrating Simulation into a Reliability Program, by Ops A La Carte and Tribal Engineering. https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/304753322

Thursday November 10th, 9-10am PST
Reliability in the Universe of Solar Products, by Ops A La Carte and Concurrent Design. https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/393083536.

Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) Preparation Course
Becoming certified as a Quality Engineer (CQE) can be valuable to your employer and your career http://www.opsalacarte.com/Pages/education/edu_10cqe.htm

MIL-STD-810 Testing seminar
Details can be found at www.equipment-reliability.com

ASQ Silicon Valley Section Quality Conference
Friday Oct 21, Santa Clara, CA, 7:30am - 7:30pm - The theme for this year is "On The Road to Performance Excellence"

For more info, please contact us.

Special Offers
We will provide you 1 hour of Free Consultation with no strings attached. We will give you our expert advice on any issues you are having or trying to avoid. In addition, we will offer you a free copy of Mike's book "How Reliable Is Your Product: 50 Ways to Improve Product Reliability" just for giving us the opportunity to speak with you. Also, we have developed a new Self-Assessment tool. If you take it, we will also give you a free book.
If interested, please contact us.

Featured Service
What Is DfR and What is Not DfR?
Reliability is no longer a separate activity performed by a distinct group within the organization.

This information was presented more fully at this year's Applied Reliability Symposium. You can find a copy of this full presentation at DFR_Presentation.

More information about this topic can be found in Mike Silverman's book How Reliable is Your Product?  50 Ways to Improve Product Reliability. The book is available for purchase at SuperStar Press or Amazon.com. You can preview the First 3 Chapters at 50 Ways to Improve Your Product Reliability.

Reliability Blog Highlights

High Reliability Issues – Low Budgets by Gil Bastien
The Value of Defects in the Semiconductor Industry by George Denes
Printed Circuit Boards and Reliability by Angele Sjong
DFMEA acc. to VDA – 5 steps approach by Pavel Urban
Incorporating Reliability into Material Qualification by Matt Lashinsky
Throw Away Your Torque Wrench by Steve Brenner
FMEA – Detection Rating Confusion by Aron Rolnitzky
Failures of paints, coatings, adhesives and pottings by Steve Brenner

Job Openings
Senior Reliability Consultant
Ops A La Carte is looking for Senior Reliability Consultants around the world to join our team of consultants and work on some of the most exciting and challenging projects in the industry.

If interested please fill out the Ops Job Openings Form or call at (408) 654-0499.

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