2014 EVENTS: JULY to SEPTEMBER
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HASS Screening Effectiveness: How do you know? - Wednesday, July 9, 2014 (12-1pm PST)
Speaker: Jim McLinn
How does one know if HASS derived from HALT is effective? HALT and HASS find design and manufacturing flaws and failures. The bigger question is does HASS really prevent a substantial number of field failures? Secondly, what are the economic limits when conducting HASS?
This webinar will explore two different real world examples.
About the Speaker (James McLinn, CRE, CQE): James has 30 years of experience in high tech reliability, testing and management, in startup companies and companies such as Teradyne and Beckman Coulter. He has worked in appliances, consumer electronics, military, and biomedical development. His experience includes overall product quality and reliability strategy, Design and Process FMEA, reliability testing, QALT, HALT and HASS, reliability modeling, manufacturing test, quality control, and compliance engineering. He has taught reliability classes, and has managed various reliability, test and manufacturing groups.
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Matching Design FMEA Styles to Program Objectives and Personal Engineering Culture - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 (12-1pm PST)
Speaker: Adam Bahret
There are many styles of Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) practiced in industry today. For an organization it can be difficult to know which best matches their program objectives and culture. Overcoming the reluctance of participation due to their time consuming nature and finding a way to implement the corrective actions into a fast moving development program is difficult. Many FMEAs only yield a fraction of their potential benefit because of these challenges. This webinar will discuss these FMEA types and how to overcome these engagement and implementation challenges.
About the Speaker (Adam Bahret, CRE): Adam is a Systems Reliability expert with 20 years of experience in product and manufacturing development in Diesel/alt fuel engine development, Semiconductor Ion Implantation, and Medical blood analysis instrumentation. His work has included fluidic, electro-chemical, magnetic, robotic, optical, Finite Element Analysis, structural, thermal, reliability program development and reliability education. Semiconductor Ion Implanter technical specialties are magnetic, electrostatic, fluidic, vacuum, Ion beam, robotic, and kinematic systems. Development and analysis in these disciplines was accomplished with system engineering techniques, Finite Element Analysis, advanced reliability statistical and specialized reliability testing techniques. In the medical instrumentation industry he has developed reliability programs for blood analysis instrumentation. Product reliability improvements focused in fluidic, electro/optical sensory, mechanical/kinematic reliability, and software/mechanical/electrical system integration. Adam has a MS in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University, an ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer, a Six Sigma Greenbelt, and a member of IEEE.
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Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) Exam Preparation Course - Aug 13 to Oct 1, 2014
Dates for East Coast: Wednesday nights for 7 weeks from 6pm-10pm EDT
East Coast Instructor: Les Warrington, Senior Reliability/Quality Consultant for Ops A La Carte
Webinar Cost: $900 total
This interactive webinar will help to prepare you to become a Certified Reliability Engineer when you take the exam that is administered through ASQ. Ops A La Carte instructors have one of the highest student exam pass rates and have been preparing students to pass the ASQ exam for their CRE certificate for more than 15 years. If you don't pass the exam, you can retake our next offered course for free!
About the Instructor:
Les Warrington is a reliability engineering and management consultant with Ops A La Carte, with focus on effective integration of reliability capability into company culture, to maximize business opportunity and success. Previously, he was Director of Reliability Engineering at Research in Motion, where he delivered assurance of product reliability goals in greater than 20 major product developments. He highlighted the direct links between field failures and lost corporate profits and, having gained executive oversight of reliability as a core requirement, integrated all departments in the effective and timely delivery of product reliability. Earlier, Les pioneered a widely emulated post-graduate degree program in quality and reliability at the University of Warwick, UK, emphasizing management, practical application for industry and an ethos of continuous improvement, and delivered Warwick reliability-centric teaching world-wide. He led major research projects, provided consulting services widely in the automotive, aerospace and other technology sectors, and was a leader in the UK National Reliability Strategy. Les earned a Bachelor of Science (Honors) at the University of Southampton in Aeronautics and Astronautics, and completed post-graduate technology and management training at the Royal Air Force College, Cranwell, UK. He is a Chartered Engineer (UK). He is an active member of IEC TC56, developing standards in dependability. He is also a member of the IEEE Reliability Society, and has retained professional membership of the Royal Aeronautical Society (UK).
Using a Warranty Event Cost Model to Drive Warranty Cost Reduction Strategy - Sept 10, 2014
Join us for a Webinar on September 10
Many organizations have become excellent at tracking both their product's field failures and determining component reliability for current products from field repair data. These component reliability and product field failure rates now need to be converted to fully loaded warranty costs. Only when the 'cost' of a component's failure is expressed in its fully burdened dollars can the relative importance & priority to mitigate that failure mode can best be evaluated. Putting it another way, when funding reliability improvement efforts, management listens most attentively to $s, not rates. Developing a simple and easily applied warranty event cost model is a central capability to reliability improvement engineering programs.
In this webinar you will learn about the warranty event model and how it easily transforms frequency of field failures into fully loaded warranty or service costs. You will learn how you can easily compare the fully loaded warranty costs of various component field failures and warranty event types. Further, you will learn how to apply the model to help prioritize reliability improvement initiatives based on both its impact on manufacturing costs and on its likely field/service cost reductions. Finally, the nasty little hidden secrets of software related warranty events will be exposed.
Title: Using a Warranty Event Cost Model to Drive Warranty Cost Reduction Strategy
Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet
Space is limited.
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ASTR Conference - Sept 10-12, 2014
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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IEEE Reliability Society Talks - 1st Thursday of every month.
About Event: IEEE Reliability Soceity holds meetings once a month. The link to the events is at: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/rl/index.htm.
ASQ Statistics Talks- 2nd Wednesday of every month 6:30-8:30pm PST
About Event: ASQ Statistics Society holds meetings once a month. The link to the events is at: http://www.asq-silicon-valley.org/discussion-groups/statistics-and-reliability.