RAMS 2019: Volunteer of the year award

Volunteer of the Year award was received by Angleat Shelikoff from our Chair Dan Burrows at the ASQ RRD RAMS diner.

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RAMS 2019: 2017 RAMS Best Paper award

2017 RAMS Best paper award was received by Dr. Wayne Nelson from our Chair Dan Burrows at the ASQ RRD RAMS diner.

 

 

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RAMS 2019: QE Best Paper award

QE Best paper award was received by Christine Anderson-Cook from our Chair Dan Burrows at the ASQ RRD RAMS diner.

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RAMS 2019: annual joint ASQ-RRD & ASQ-ECD dinner banquet.

Also this year there was a joint ASQ-RRD & ASQ-ECD dinner banquet.

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RAMS 2019: ASQ RRD was present

Also this year the ASQ Reliability and Risk division was present at RAMS.

Having their Leader meeting, a booth at the conference, a Division diner with our members an award nominations, some courses and a lot of networking.

There will be more post with pictures later, for now already some impressions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dan Burrows Chair of the ASQ Reliability and Risk Division at our booth:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlie Plotkin making opening comments, as General Chair, at RAMS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SLIDES AND RECORDING – ASQ RRD SERIES: An Introduction to Uncertainty Quantification for Reliability & Risk Assessments

On Thu, Jan 10, 2018 Mark Andrews, Ph.D. presented “An Introduction to Uncertainty Quantification for Reliability & Risk Assessments”

Unfortunately we were not allowed to make a recording or share the slides.

 

However if you like to learn more on Mark’s topic you can visit his website https://smartuq.com/resources/uncertainty-quantification/

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RMMR 2019: ASQ Reliability and Risk Division 50th anniversary Conference

ASQ Reliability and Risk Division is proud to present the “RMMR” conference.
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the ASQ Reliability and Risk Division.
The “Reliability, Maintenance & Managing Risk” Conference would be the first installment of a new conference for the Reliability and Risk practitioners to connect and learn .
The location will be San Antonio, TX.
The conference dates are: Oct 15-17 2019
(with pre/post conference courses on: Oct 14 & 18, 2019)
More info will follow soon!
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Slides and recording – ASQ RRD Series: Dispelling the myth that Quality and Reliability are ‘”Kissing Cousin’s”

On Thu, Dec 13, 2018 Adam Bahret presented “Dispelling the myth that Quality and Reliability are ‘”Kissing Cousin’s””

Reliability and Quality are often referred to as “Kissing Cousin’s” The implication is that Reliability is a derivative of Quality. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Quality is focused on screening and improving production of a finalized design. Reliability is focused on creating a reliable design. There is little overlap between those two objectives, different tools, different program activities, different participants. In this webinar Adam Bahret of Apex Ridge will explore the difference between Quality and Reliability and highlight how Reliability is a fundamental component of the design process and the design itself. 

Below a link with the slides of this webinar.

ASQ RRD – Dispelling the myth that Quality and Reliability are Kissing Cousins

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Slides and recording – ASQ RRD Series: Big Data Analytics – Telematics Data Analysis

On Thu, Nov 8, 2018  Dennis Craggs presented “ASQ RRD Series: Big Data Analytics – Telematics Data Analysis”

Engineers conduct tests to verify that product meet engineering standards. These standards were developed with customer surveys, duplication past standards, or relying on expert opinions. Modern technology provides a new tool to validate standards by measuring product usage by the customer. An automotive example will be discussed, but the methods have much broader application.
Automobile companies installed telematics modules on fleet vehicles, with the consent of the owner, to collect and store usage and environmental data. The volume of data was enormous. Different analyic methods were required for different data types but there were only a few data types to consider. The raw data needed to be standardized for different vehicle miles or time. Then counting data, like trips/day, were analyzed with simple probability distributions. State data, like switch setting, need to be analyzed for transitions and time duration in states. Continuous measurements are more difficult. Engineers frequently use bar histograms, but bar histograms quickly become unreadable when two or more data sets were combined in the same graphic. Methods were developed that allowed many histograms to be analyzed fleet usage patterns and develop the 5th, 50th, and 95th customer percentiles. The standards can then be validated using the customer data. 

Below a link with the slides of this webinar.

ASQ RRD – Telematics Data Analysis

 

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SLIDES AND RECORDING – ASQ RD Webinar Series – Catalysts for Human Error in Complex System Design_Glitches and Representations in Thought and Action

On Thu, Oct 11, 2018 Audrey Murphy presented “Catalysts for Human Error in Complex System Design:Glitches and Representations in Thought and Action”

Statistics suggests that over 70% of human error is associated with system design failure where catastrophic incidents are reported. A renewed awareness for the complexity of human thought processes could contribute to insights into system design failure specific to human errors. Characterized as underlying structures in the mind, glitches and representations in thought and action are important aspects of human error research because both attributes represent fuzzy and incomplete thought processes. Glitches in thought refer to acceptance of systematic patterns of one’s preferences and beliefs as opposed to consideration of contradicting information. Representations in thought and action refer to external reality that is incomplete and inconsistent in the mind that underpin preferences, actions, and behaviors, which helps to inform and facilitate ways that human beings act on their environment. These intimate relationships and connections of thought processes also involve powerful social forces responsible for the primary reasons of all human action. Grounded in a scholar-practitioner model, emphasis in this presentation is concerned with the recursive nature of interaction and transaction of goals and purpose of human thought and action relative to system design failure. This presentation also integrates research findings and direct quotes from my recently published dissertation, which is a qualitative multiple case study situated at the intersection of cognitive psychology and social systems. In addition, practical examples of why and how human beings are susceptible to errors is discussed. Possible ways to prevent the likelihood of human error with reference to future challenges of growing system complexity are also considered.

Below a link with the slides of this webinar.

ASQ-RRD – Catalysts for Human Error in Complex System Design

 

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