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ASQ RRD Series: FMEA Ratings – What They Mean and Why Most People Set Them Incorrectly The primary purpose of the Design FMEA and Process FMEA is to allow companies to efficiently manage risk. No company has unlimited resources. When properly used the Design FMEA and Process FMEA can help companies target the use of their limited resources to achieve the greatest reduction in design and manufacturing related risk. Yet there are many examples of incorrect population of the templates.
For one, every commonly used FMEA Manual/Standard/Guideline that I know of in publication including the latest AIAG VDA FMEA Handbook instructs the users to populate one of the most important rating columns in both the Design FMEA and Process FMEA incorrectly. Special Characteristics (SC) will also be covered, to reveal that DFMEA SC designation is inappropriate and ineffective.
After attending the webinar, I guarantee you will appreciate the disclaimer found in the beginning of most FMEA manuals which states that the rating tables represent guidelines only and the creator of the FMEA should modify them as required. Rather than the understanding of the proper use of the rating columns improving as new FMEA manuals come out, it seems to be getting worse. The webinar will show why the latest ratings in the AIAG VDA FMEA Handbook should lead to both increased FMEA creation time with a proportional decrease in FMEA effectiveness.
6 Feb, 202012:00pm EST1 hour
ASQ RRD Series: Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) is a system for defining and communicating engineering dimensions and tolerances in an unambiguous way. It uses a symbolic language on engineering drawings and computer-generated three-dimensional solid models that explicitly describe nominal geometry and its allowable variation that can only be interpreted in one way. By removing any possible misinterpretation or alternate interpretation of a drawing, GD&T eliminates the often encountered "return to supplier, does not meet requirements" only to have the supplier send it back noting "all requirements met". 12 Mar, 202012:00pm EDT1 hour

ASQ RRD Series: Facilitate, Document & Present a Root Cause Analysis: Learn to Diagram with the Second Cursor in Excel

14 Nov, 201912:00pm EST1 hour

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The better an organization gets at explaining its problems, the better it becomes at finding effective solutions. By creating a visual dialogue, a problem-solving facilitator can more easily capture and communicate the specifics of an issue. The ability to lead a clear and thorough root cause analysis is an important career skill for any quality professional.
The purpose of this webinar is to provide root cause analysis facilitation training. The webinar will use a historical case study as an example of how to facilitate a complex problem.
Attendees will learn how to:
1. Facilitate problem solving with local and remote groups.
2. Improve the way a facilitator organizes and communicates detail within an investigation.
3. Visually document incidents using pen and paper, dry-erase boards and drawing tools within Microsoft Excel.

ASQ RRD Series: Engaging Millennials in the Workplace

12 Dec, 201912:00pm EST1 hour

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“With multiple generations now sharing the workplace there have been numerous observations about the differences in value systems, expectations, worker loyalty, etc. between groups of the Millennials (Born 1981-1996 (22-37 years old), Gen Xers (Born 1965-1980 (38-53 years old) and the baby boomers (born 1946-1964 54-72 years old). This interactive webinar will discuss the particulars of how the Millennials are integrating and progressing in the professional ranks. One observation has been on the topic of productive engagement of this generation. This webinar will be interactive (via live polls) to both explore the stereotypes of Millennials as well as to gather further information from our global audience. If you are Gen Xer or a baby boomer and wondering how to improve engagement of the Millennial worker, or a Millennial that wants to share experiences, tune it to this event.“

ASQ RRD Series: Deriving Safety from the Quality and Reliability disciplines

9 Jan, 202012:00pm EST1 hour

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Safety is a topic that usually gets lots of attention when it fails. This webinar will discuss Safety, or for the lack of a better term, Unsafety. The objective of the webinar is to clarify the distinctions and dependencies between and among Safety, Reliability and Quality. Material content will include coverage of emerging tools/methodologies intent on improving the prevention of Unsafety in complex systems.