2017 ASQ Reliability & Risk Division – RAMS Best Paper

On behalf of the ASQ Reliability & Risk Division Management Committee, we congratulate Dr. Wayne Nelson for the 2017 RAMS Best Paper, Cost Optimal Sudden-Death Life Testing.

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Last day of RAMS 2018

Already last day of RAMS 2018.
Still time to view some sessions and attend the paper session.
Below some pictures from the last day to have an impression how it was.

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RAMS 2018: General Reception & Banquet

No RAMS without a general reception and banquet.
In the end a picture of some of the ASQ Reliability and Risk Division Leaders present.

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3rd day of RAMS 2018

Again some interesting cases and tutorials on the third day of RAMS 2018.
Below some impressions

– Physics of Failure Laws Using Thermodynamic Degradation Science by Alec Feinberg
– The Panel – Advisory Board
– Software Development Process and Reliability Analyses by Milena Krasich
– Risk Management Principles and Techniques by Rick Jones

And some of the food.

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RAMS 2018 ASQ Reliability and Risk division / ASQ Electronics & Communications Division annual diner

This year the RAMS 2018 ASQ Reliability and Risk division / ASQ Electronics & Communications Division annual diner took place in the Wild River Grille – River Room.

Apart from a diner, the Volunteer of the year and paper award where announced.

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2nd Day of RAMS 2018

Some impressions of the second day of RAMS.
Since it is impossible to cover it all we have only a few presentations covered

-Function-Based Resiliency: Improving Performance through Adaptive Management by JD Solomon, CH2M
-Balancing Reliability with Program Goals During Product Development by Adam Bahret, Apex Ridge Reliability
-Surface Mount Reflow Profile Impacts On Reliability by Greg Cennamo, L3 Technologies
-Objectives Based Assurance Management by Martin Feather, NASA JPL Office of Mission Success
-Design and Analysis of Accelerated Life Tests by Rong Pan
-Alternate approach to prediction of IC failures using silicon based degradation mechanisms by Ashok Alagappan, DFR Solutions
-Accelerated life testing of heat exchangers by Julio Pulido, ReliaRisk
-Assessing the Vibration Fatigue Life of Engine Mounted Components by Marco Bonato, VALEO
-Prediction of Acceleration Factor for Accelerated Testing of Photovoltaic Modules Installed Around the World by Arun Bala Subramaniyan
-Understanding and Applying the Fundamentals of FMEAs by Carl Carlson

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First day impressions @ RAMS 2018

Yes, RAMS is started again.

We already can give some impression on some of the sessions and tutorials, and of course the setup of our booth.

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Pre-RAMS 2018 ASQ Reliability and Risk Division meeting

This weekend the ASQ Reliability and Risk Division meeting took place in RENO at RAMS 2018.
ASQ RRD leaders and volunteers are still available at the RAMS booth the coming days.
Always welcome for a visit.

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Meet ASQ RRD leaders and members at RAMS 2018 in Reno

Are you visiting RAM 2018 in Reno?
Want to know what ASQ Reliability and Risk Division is all about?
Always wanted to meet some of the Division leaders or other members of ASQ?
Have ideas on improving the Divisions services and offerings?
Want to help on some of our initiatives?
Or just want a chat to some like-minded people on RAMS?

Visit us at our booth.

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ASQ RRD Course at RAMS 2018

Decision Theory for Reliability Practitioners – Improving the odds for success

Instructor: David Auda
When: Jan 21, 8am – 5pm

Risk, probability, likelihood, chance and uncertainty are some common terms found in the language of the reliability practitioner. Things like choice, judgment, belief, opinion and decision are often implicit in the practice of reliability. These implicit processes are actually what drive the step-wise procession through such things as a project, an experiment, a causal investigation, a preventive risk assessment and life in general. Improved visibility and consideration of these various processes can improve their effectiveness which then brings a more favorable result.

Individual who are leading efforts, especially those who are facilitating groups in pursuit of things like root cause(s), risk assessment(s), predictive analysis, etc. will benefit from learning more about their personal decision making modality. This increase in awareness in one’s own decision making also brings into consideration the decision making styles of others. These ‘others’ can be managers, directors, subordinates, peers, etc. and of course invariably includes people like significant others, children, parents, acquaintances, etc.

This workshop includes an Introduction to formal decision theory, insights into our neurobiology and an assessment of our personal heuristics and biases that will give new insights into the way one can improve upon decision making and as a natural consequence, improve upon the results delivered by those decisions.

More info can be found here:

http://www.rams.org/asq-courses 

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