January 2013 (Volume 63 - Issue 1)
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013
PPAP (Production Part Approval Process)
Nicole Talbot, Eng., M. Eng., CSSBB
Technical Services Nicole Talbot Inc.
Please join us on January 30th to hear our guest speaker present the topic of PPAP (Production Part Approval Process).
PPAP is a structured process for approval of parts used in the automotive industry but also in other manufacturing sectors.
As defined by AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group), the production part approval process (PPAP) defines the requirements for production part approval, including production and bulk materials. The purpose of PPAP is to determine if all customer engineering design record and specification requirements are properly understood by the organization, and that the process has the potential to produce product that can consistently meet these requirements during an actual production run at the quoted production rate.
The concepts to be presented are as follows:
1. Definition of PPAP
2. Goals and Benefits of PPAP in different sectors
3. Scope of PPAP (4 cases)
4. How to prepare a PPAP package (18 requirements)
5. Levels of submission (5 levels)
6. Forms, document (PPAP - 4th edition), other references
Nicole Talbot is an Industrial Engineer and a member of the Order of Engineers of Quebec. She holds a Black Belt certification from American Society for Quality (CSSBB), a training aircraft certification from Transport Canada and a Masters in Engineering Management. She has nearly 20 years of experience in various manufacturing environments (automotive, aerospace, civil and military). In addition, she has experience in project management, continuous improvement (Toyota System - TPS and Lean tools) as well as quality (problem solving, internal audits, supplier audits and special processes, NADCAP).
Cost: ASQ Members ($40), Non-Members ($50)
Supper and Parking are included.
your business cards and be ready to
To register for any event or for more information on events please contact:
Mr. Sukhvinder Jutla
Tel: (450) 647-8092
By Michael Bournazian, Eng., Newsletter Editor
Firstly, a Happy New Year 2013 to all ASQ members from Section 401 and beyond. May it be a quality year for all, and a lucky one (despite the number!).
A few words on some upcoming events:
1) Our January event will be on the Production Part Approval Process (or PPAP). We have been talking about getting a speaker on this for some time and it’s finally going to happen. What was once solely an automotive tool is now being adopted by a wider range of industries. As someone who has worked with the process both within and outside the automotive industry, I can attest that it does have its benefits, providing a more well-rounded approach to not just quality compliance, but as well to rate and delivery compliance. Not to be missed, see the "Next Event" section above for speaker and topic information.
2) As well, looking forward to April 24th, 2013: our speaker for our evening on AS9100 will be Mr. Aaron Troschinetz, Aerospace Operations & Technical Manager with SAI Global. His presentation will focus on “risk management as it applies to the aerospace supply chain”. Mr. Troschinetz will be in Montreal for the Aeromart 2013 conference, and has agreed to be our guest speaker for the evening. You guessed it . . . not to be missed.
Hope to see you all there.
Happy New Year to everyone.
New Years gives a sense of a new beginning, a time to look ahead but also what happened in the year past. We look forward to setting new objectives once we have evaluated the past. We look forward for the best in our lives and also in the systems we create and support. We look forward to being part of your support, helping you to achieve those new objectives.
By Eric Stern, ASQ Senior Member, CQA, Publicity co-chair
Had you come . . . to the NADCAP Event
Bill Wilson presented NADCAP. A few years ago, I had been verifying quality at a supplier of a large aeronautics company that at the same time was audited for NADCAP. Even though it was not direct, I had a tangential involvement. At his ASQ presentation I had a chance to get a more profound exposure to the requirements of the audits and the practical experience of Bill Wilson.
Had you come, you may also have learned some of the key aspects of NADCAP. From the Performance Review Institute (PRI) website, you could see that “NADCAP is an industry-managed, consensus approach to OEM oversight of special process and product suppliers . . . an integral part of the supplier management system of most of the world’s aerospace manufacturers.”
Some key components of the thorough presentation that I have retained follow here. The NADCAP system uses a web based eAuditNet system for special processes. The checklists are constantly reviewed and the suppliers receive a constant flow of e-mails. Auditors check both basic quality aspects and special processes. I followed up the presentation and gained access to the rich documentation available on the web site, even if I will not likely be audited to the system.
Bill Wilson presented his personal experiences that others could learn from. I have learned that the audit checklists keep changing all the time. There is a constant flood of e-mails around them. The auditors often audit AS systems. Delivery is an important aspect not to be forgotten. It is important to know the process; often good books are available, such as the guide of pyrometry of heat treating. He recommends to interpret all recommendations and suggestions as meaning SHALL. The mandatory self-audit can be informal but the maximum number of CARs allowed in it is seven. Be prepared to face a new auditor every time. Audits are performed yearly, the interval being extended to 24 months if the performance is satisfactory. The extent of a heat treatment audit was three and a half days.
It is important that verifying testing laboratories be NADCAP registered. Senior management must physically participate during audits. 21 days are allowed for major actions; if a second round is required the response is due in 7 calendar days; for a third round 3 days. Responses have to be systematic, cover checks and balances, be confirmed by a second person and supported by evidence. Customer exemptions need to be documented. Evidence of formal training is not required but the responsible person must know the process.
Auditors select on-the-spot processes that they witness from A to Z. The outcomes of previous audits are checked. Responses need to include 5 whys and 8D. The web forms ask for containment, preventive and corrective actions.
For practical reasons, Bill recommended to cut and paste text from a well prepared document into the web form. Referenced documents need to be scanned. The feedback is reviewed by a Project Engineer and a Supervisory Manager. If needed, one can call the Engineer.
Bill mentioned the cost and preparation time as drawbacks, as well as the loss of the direct contact with the client who may still have special requirements.
Eric Stern, CQA, senior member, publicity co-chair, developmental coach and consultant at Expertech CMSC, expressing his own opinions.
For networking with local quality professionals explore these groups: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/Quality_Montreal/ http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=90170
By Raymond E. Dyer, ASQ Senior Member CMQ/OE & CQA, Voice of the Customer Chair
Our Leadership Team has been wondering how well we're perceived as living up to our Mission Statement and if it still captures everything it should. Several of us think it's pretty good, others think it needs a stronger statement but are still struggling to suggest what should change. Below is our current ASQ Montreal Section 0401 Mission Statement:
To promote and enhance the quality profession by providing support to our Section membership, offering information, educational programs and events, and promoting the awareness and value of quality in the community.
So what do you think? As members of the section, is this what you feel we should strive to accomplish? If so, how well do you think we're doing and what could we do better? If not quite right, what would you change? We're looking forward to your feedback. Thank you for your involvement!
By Sukhvinder S. Jutla, 2012-13 Program Chair
Date, time, and location will be confirmed as we progress into the year. Most events are planned for Wednesday evenings and are held at the Sheraton Montreal Airport Hotel. Watch the Newsletter and our web site for further details.
To register for any event of for more information on events please contact: Sukhvinder Jutla at (450) 647-8092 or e-mail at Sukhvinder.Jutla@pwc.ca.
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ASQ Montreal Section thanks our Sustaining (Site) Members:
ASQ Vermont Section 112 (Thursday, January 31, 2013)
The Professionals Collaborative (TPC) is sponsoring its 6th annual, fun-filled networking event. Create, build, and renew your professional network. What can you gain in 2013? Meet other professionals from these Vermont groups: ASTD, ASQ, PMI, APICS, IMA, and ISM. Click HERE for more information and to register.
ASQ Ottawa Valley Section 407 (Thursday, January 24, 2013)ASQ Section 407 in Ottawa will be having a Meet & Greet style get-together in January! It will take place at the Mill Street Brew Pub, and is open to all present and future members. Networking and even tours of the brew house. Click HERE for more information, and to register click HERE.
ASQ Denver Section 1300 (February 6-9, 2013)The ASQ Denver, Colorado section will be holding the Rocky Mountain Quality Conference, at the Arvada Center for the Performing Arts in Denver, Colorado, from February 6-9, 2013. Information about this conference can be found on the section's website!
the New ASQ Fellows
Do You Define Quality?
Rates End Soon for Lean and Six Sigma Conference
Ph.D., ASQ CQE and SSBB, Education & Audit Chair
Having ASQ certification gives you an edge in the market and can significantly increase your income.
ASQ Certification often leads to higher paying employment. The money invested in education and certification increases chances of finding employment quickly in the down sizing environment we live in. People who take the section sponsored refresher courses, and spend at least twice as much time as spent in the classroom on self study, have an 80%, or better, chance of passing the examination on the first attempt.
Certified Quality Engineer Topics include: quality concepts, cost of quality, human resources, team formation and group dynamics, inspection, metrology, sampling, reliability, quality standards, quality audit, statistics, design of experiments, process improvement, liability, and modern management methods for improving quality.
Certified Six Sigma Black Belt Topics include: quality concepts, cost of quality, enterprise wide deployment, business process management, project management, team formation and group dynamics, define, measure, analyze, improve, control, lean enterprise, statistics, design of experiments, and design for six sigma.
Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Topics include: quality concepts, cost of quality, enterprise wide deployment, business process management, project management, team formation and group dynamics, define, measure, analyze, improve, control, and statistics.
Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence Topics include: quality concepts, quality planning, customer focus, quality standards, project management, cost of quality, team formation and group dynamics, human resources and improvement.
Certified Quality Auditor Topics include: quality concepts, team formation and group dynamics, management responsibility, audit objectives, audit preparation, audit conduct, audit reporting, sampling, and basic statistics.
Certified Quality Inspector Topics include: quality concepts, team formation and group dynamics, geometry, metrology, reading drawings, mechanical processes, statistical process control, inspection, and sampling.
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