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ASQ RRD Series: Organizational Culture Change: Taking the Wake-Up Call

ASQ RRD Series: Organizational Culture Change: Taking the Wake-Up Call

Thu, May 14, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

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Presenter: Henry J. (Hank) Lindborg

According to the World Economic Forum, “by 2022 – 42% of core skills required to perform existing jobs are expected to change” in the fourth industrial revolution. Organizations are morphing as technology disrupts work life. Even those that in past have embraced a culture of quality are challenged by digital transformation to redefine how their purpose, values and norms are shared. Uncertainty, accompanied by competing demands for flexible innovation and increased productivity, threatens engagement and leads to employee burnout. Some examples from “high tech” reveal cultures almost as undesirable as any formed in the first industrial revolution. So, how do we respond? This webinar describes the urgency of developing a Quality 4.0 culture. Taking a values-based perspective, Dr. Lindborg maps organizational culture and subcultures, offers advice on assessing cultural health, explores criteria for a cultural maturity model, and reviews methods for creating change, including the roles of leadership and consultants (sometimes, “insultants”).

Henry J. (Hank) Lindborg
A founder of the American Society for Quality’s (ASQ) Education Division and past member of its Education and Training Board, Dr. Lindborg has been a pioneer in applying quality principles to education. He has consulted on quality improvement for large school districts and played important roles in creating and fostering AQIP (Academic Quality Improvement Program) of the Higher Learning Commission (North Central Association), which was an alternative path to accreditation for colleges and universities.
As a consultant, he has worked in strategic development with organizations ranging from Fortune Five Hundred corporations to an Indian Nation, utilities, publishing, manufacturing, health care, universities and K-12 education systems. A career coach and author, he writes a regular career column for ASQ’s Quality Progress. He has been a board member of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.
Dr. Lindborg has served IEEE-USA (Institute of Electric

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VIDEO OF THE WEBINAR ASQ RRD Series: Integrating FMEAs, FMEDAs and Fault trees For Functional Safety

On  Thu, Apr 9, 2020 the webinar “Integrating FMEAs, FMEDAs and Fault trees For Functional Safety” was presented by Omnex, Inc.

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VIDEO OF THE WEBINAR ASQ RRD series webinar: Too late to prevent, Then plan to navigate through it!

On  Fri, Apr 17, 2020 the webinar “Too late to prevent, Then plan to navigate through it!” was presented by David Auda (CRE, CMQ/OE)

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ASQ RRD series webinar: Too late to prevent? Then plan to navigate through it!

Too late to prevent? Then plan to navigate through it!

Fri, Apr 17, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT by David Auda, CRE, CMQ/OE

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In some cases, such as this global pandemic, business plans or even personal plans could not take steps to prevent it. At the government level this is cast as a “problem” and the root cause would be initiated. At the business and personal level assigning a root cause is not necessary. Now it’s a matter of getting through it. The situation requires context and part of that context is an estimate of the duration.

Establishing that the duration is long, then figuring out how to minimize losses and sustain the business so that when recovery is achievable that there is something left to recover. The same structure that is used to build a strategic plan can be applied here.

Reaction without a plan has comes with the inherent risk that the reaction could just make things worse. Inaction with the hope that things will just ‘work out’ does not have an intuitive appeal in this situation, and there is the possibility that you are included in someone else strategic plan.

This webinar will review steps that can be taken to establish a plan for navigating through such a protracted event.

Benjamin Franklin has been credited with the admonitory aphorism “Failing to plan is planning to fail”.

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Canceled: Reliability, Maintenance & Managing Risk 2020

As many events, unfortunately “Reliability, Maintenance & Managing Risk 2020” will also be canceled.

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SLIDES AND VIDEO OF THE WEBINAR ASQ RRD SERIES: GEOMETRIC DIMENSIONING AND TOLERANCING (GD&T)

On Mar 12, 2020 the webinar “Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) ” was presented by Tec-Ease . 

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TECH SPOT: SAMPLE CRE QUESTIONS (Part 9)

1. The effects of failure rates on increased temperatures is called the:

a. Thermal model

b.  Full scale Model 

c. Arrhenius Model  

d. Derating effects

2. Recognizing the nature of process variability, the process capability target is usually:

a. looser than product specifications     

b. the same as product specifications

c.  tighter than product specifications   

d. not related to product specifications

3. (blank)  software failure are the result of design errors.

a. All    b. Most    c. Many    d. No

4.  How can linear acceleration be verified?

a. with a probability plot  

b. with a hazard plot   

c. either a. or b. 

None of the above

5. The purpose of derating parts is to:

a. Increase parts life   

b. Enhance overall system reliability

c. Improve circuit design   

d. All of these

6.  A sequential test plan is graphically  shown in the figure below. If the first  3 items tested fail, and the next 18 succeed, what is the status of the test?

a.  Reject the null hypothesis 

b.  Accept the null hypothesis 

c. Continue testing     

d. None of these

7. Inherent of intrinsic reliability:

a. is that reliability which can only be improved by design change

b. can be improved only by an improvement in the state of the art

c. is that reliability estimated over stated period of time by a stated measurement technique.

d. is not an estimated reliability

8.An item has a constant failure rate of 50, and a constant repair rate of 22, what is the steady-state availability?

a.  0.983     b.  0.924   c. 0.815   d. none of the these

9.  The failure rate for a carpet manufacturer is 3.7 per 1000 square yards. What is the probability of finding no defects in  a  random sample of 100 square yards.

a. 0.7145    b. 0.6907    c. 0.9581     d. none of these        

10. Given a shape parameter of 1.7 for the Weibull distribution, and assuming no failures, how long will 20 items have to be tested to give  a reliability of  0.95 at t=100,000 with 90% confidence?

a. 119.329     b. 160,896    c. 189,744    d. 276,901

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WCQI will not be held in May 2020

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ASQ is concerned about the growing spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.

Because the health and safety of our members, customers, instructors, and staff remains of utmost importance, ASQ has made the decision to cancel WCQI. 

WCQI will not be held in May 2020. 

For those who have registered for the conference, you do not need to take any action to cancel. ASQ will handle the cancellation process and you have the option to have the funds held on your account for use on any other ASQ event or purchase through December 31, 2021 or be refunded.

If you’d like a refund, please contact help@asq.org.

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ASQ Reliability & Risk Division Best Reliability Paper Award

We are pleased to announce the paper entitled “Comparing methods for assessing reliability uncertainty based on pass/fail data collected over time”, authored by Jeff I. Abes, Michael S. Hamada, and Charles R. Hills, published on Quality Engineering, 30:694–700, 2018, has won the 2018-2019 ASQ RRD Best Reliability Paper Award.

One of the ASQ Reliability & Risk Division’s missions is to encourage the publication of reliability papers that are both technically sound and easy to be understood by reliability professionals. In this paper, the authors compare three statistical methods – logistic regression, Weibull failure time analysis and the RADAR method proposed by Vander Wiel et al. – for analyzing pass/fail data collected over time and use them to assess reliability of weapon systems. It is shown that these three methods may provide quite different uncertainty bounds on reliability.

Quality Engineering is a technical journal of ASQ published by Taylor & Francis. It is directed to professionals in all engineering and management fields interested in quality improvement and reliability. For additional information of ASQ RRD Best Reliability Paper Award, please contact Dr. Rong Pan at rong.pan@asu.edu.

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ASQ RRD Series: Integrating FMEAs, FMEDAs and Fault trees For Functional Safety

Integrating FMEAs, FMEDAs and Fault trees For Functional Safety

Thu, Apr 9, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT by Omnex, Inc.

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FMEAs traditionally have only incorporated single point faults. In this ground breaking presentation of the Omnex Method, the functional safety FMEA will be shown to include both single and multi-point faults and incorporate safety mechanisms as preventive controls. As the FMEA is filled out, the FMEDA will be populated, providing consistency between the FMEDA and FMEA techniques. The FMEA of the hardware is at the hardware system level, while the FMEDA is at the component level and the failure modes of the FMEDA are component failure modes. If the FMEA is completed using the AIAG-VDA FMEA, where the higher level, focus level, and lower levels are related and there is a cause and effect relationship between the failure modes, then the FTA can also be developed from the FMEA. In this way, the FMEA, FMEDA and FTA are linked documents and the FMEDA and FTA provide the single point fault, multi-point fault, and the “Probabilistic Metric for random Hardware Failures” (PMHF) metrics in a consistent manner. Join us for a presentation of a ground breaking methodology of conducting safety analysis and hardware metrics for functional safety using linked FMEA, FMEDA and FTAs.


Greg Gruska is the Omnex Champion for ISO 26262, and a Fellow of the American Society for Quality (ASQ). He has led multiple ISO 26262 engagements for Omnex for the last several years.  His strength in ISO 26262 is a strong understanding and experience in systems engineering and reliability/safety analysis in both hardware and software development.  Greg managed the Quality Engineering Activity at Chevrolet. This group provided benchmarking, quality engineering and statistical support to all divisional and corporate activities and their suppliers. Besides the application of statistics within the design, manufacturing, and support environments, this group was active in the development of new technologies and training in these areas. Greg additional served as a Divisional and Corporate consultant in Statistical Engineering and Management. He has traveled extensively in assisting engineering, financial, and support staffs and manufacturing plants in the investigation and solution of problems affecting quality, new product development, product failures and customer satisfaction.

Greg was an active/writing member of the MSA, SPC, FMEA, and EFMEA Manual subcommittees of the American Automotive industry’s Supplier Quality Requirements Task Force which is part of the international task force governing IATF 16949. Greg is an adjunct professor at Madonna University. He has advanced degrees in mathematics and engineering from the University of Detroit, Michigan State University and Wayne State University. He was the Deming Memorial Lecturer at the Sheffield Hallam University for the year 2000.

Greg is a charter member of the Greater Detroit Deming Study Group and the W. E. Deming Institute. He is an ASQ certified Quality Engineer, a licensed Professional Engineer (CA – Quality) and a member of the Board of Examiners of and Judge for the Michigan Quality Leadership Award (1994-2011). Greg is a member of the SAE Functional Safety Committee (J2980) and is considered one of the foremost authorities on risk management in the world. He has considerable hardware and software experience in Automotive applications.

Greg has worked extensively in Automotive Software. He teaches ISO 26262 Functional Safety Certification, ISO 26262 Functional Safety Assessor and Auditor, and ASPICE Understanding and Auditing courses. He has conducted assessments in ASPICE and ISO 26262 Part 6 for Software.

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Chad Kymal is the CTO of Omnex Inc., an international consulting and training organization headquartered in the United States. After graduating from the General Motors Institute, Chad spent a number of years working at General Motors and KPMG. Over the course of Chad’s successful career, he has served on the Malcolm Baldrige Board of Examiners and has received numerous quality achievement awards, including the Quality Professional of the Year award by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Automotive Division in 2005. In addition to his bachelor’s degree from GMI, Chad holds both a master’s degree in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA Cum Laude from the University of Michigan. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi.

Chad both developed and teaches auditor training for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001, as well as an Integrated Management Systems Lead Auditor training course where all three standards are combined in a single audit. Chad is the founder of AQSR, a global registrar that routinely provided integrated audits in QMS, EMS, and OHSMS. Chad is also on the ISO/TC 176, ISO/TC 207, PC283 committees for ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management), ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management) and ISO 45001 (Health and Safety Management Systems.

Omnex has been working in the automotive industry for 30 years and Omnex principals been active in writing different automotive standards including QS 9000, ISO/TS 16949, Semiconductor Supplement, APQP, FMEA and Core Tools. Chad conducted the first world-wide witness audit for QS 9000 a predecessor to IATF 16949. He is the author of seven books and more than 100 papers including several on integrated management systems.

Chad has spent over 20 years in system, hardware and software development in various capacities.  He assesses and works in automotive system, hardware and software for Agile, ASPICE, and Functional Safety ISO 26262 – Part 6.

Chad is a certified Lead Auditor for IATF 16949, ISO 14001, ISO 9001, FSSC 22000, HAACP, ISO 45001, AS9100, ISO 13485 and teaches many other courses for Omnex. He is also an INTACS certified assessor for ASPICE.

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