September 2013 (Volume 63 - Issue 7)
objective: To increase awareness,
interest, and involvement in Section activities and
|10 - Site Members||16 - Unemployed Member Dues|
|17 - Feedback/Advertising Rates|
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
EV 3.309, Concordia University
1515 Ste. Catherine Street West
(MAP & DIRECTIONS)
Introduction to TRIZ and Application Example On a Train System (Interoperable Pantograph)
Mr. Thomas Nagel
join us on September 18th to hear our guest speaker present
The TRIZ application has resulted out of the postgraduate university education from the author in France called Mastères Spécialises Conception Innovante and a master thesis at INSA Strasbourg during 2008/2009. The system under study has been a pantograph - a subsystem of an electrical locomotive - branded TRAXX. A pantograph is the system transferring the energy from the infrastructure to the locomotive electrical system.
The European countries have different infrastructure conditions on power supply, dimensions for catenaries, voltages and types of current, which makes cross border operations difficult. The TRAXX Locomotive is an electrical locomotive and stands for a locomotive that is able to provide easy border-less cargo and passenger traffic within the European countries due to installed multi-systems to cover that differences.
Within the effort to improve our products through innovative design, potentials are to avoid redundant parts and reduce complexity. One of these sub-assemblies with is the pantograph. As mentioned, different countries require slightly different geometries of the pantograph and consequently, for cross border locomotives, up to four pantographs with different geometries are mounted.
The goal of the presented case study, has been to realize a single pantograph ( instead of four), which is authorized to run cross-border operation by using the OTSM TRIZ method for innovative problem solving.
BIO: Mr. Thomas Nagel
Current postion: Director Engineering at Bombardier Transportation Headquarter (Berlin,Germany). Responsible for Engineering processes and methods for Bombardier Transportation world wide.
Trainer for TRIZ/Design to cost/ DFMA/DFSS for Bombardier.
Process owner for the "Requirement Management process".
Holding a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from HTW Aalen / Germany.
Cerified Six Sigma Master Black Belt from Whirlpool / Bombardier.
Cerfified Senior Master Black Belt - European Six Sigma Club.
Mastères Spécialises Conception Innovante / INSA (Strasbourg, France).
Member of the Industrial board of the European TRIZ association.
Cost Free :-)
Bring your business cards and be ready to network.
There are several payable parkings available on-street and close to EV building which is located at the intersection of Guy Street and Ste Catherine.
Access to Concordia University via Metro
Get off at Guy Concordia Metro Station, then follow Guy Street exit which
opens into EV building itself).
By Michael Bournazian, Eng., Newsletter Editor
Hello to all readers of the ASQ Montreal Section 401 newsletter. I sincerely hope you all had a great summer with minimal non-conformances and late deliveries ;-)
My summer included:
-A long weekend in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire
-A long weekend in St. John's, Newfoundland
-A weekend in Burlington, Vermont
-Several nights at the Montreal International Jazz Festival
-Several nights at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival
-Attending 3 concerts by the band KISS
-Working to make money to afford all of the above.
As usual, I hope you enjoy reading this Newsletter on a monthly basis, and that you will make the time to attend our monthly dinners and presentations. The list of topics can be found below in the "Planned Events" section.
*********************************************************If you read my article in the May 2013 Newsletter regarding the BSI Pecha Kucha event held in Montreal, and were wondering "I hope they'll do another one of those so I can attend!", well you're in luck!
BSI Canada will be holding a Pecha Kucha evening in Montreal on Thursday, October 17, 2013. Head over to the event page preliminary information and to register for the event.
Any feedback? Click on the link in the bottom right corner of this section and let me know. Thanks.
Hello everyone, here we are at the start of another season of section 401 activities. The committee enjoyed the increased level of feedback received from the section members. The feedback helped the committee to focus and select on topics for this season of activities.
With new experiences come with new challenges and knowledge we are required to obtain and implement. Your ASQ section would be pleased to be one of the resources that help in fulfilling that new challenge. We look forward to hearing from each of you or meeting you at one of our events to share your experiences and feedback
See you there!
By Chantale Simard, ASQ Senior Member, CMQ/OE, Immediate Past Chair
Had you come . . . ASQ Golf Tournament
For the fifth year in a row, our last event of the year was a day of golf held jointly with ASQ Francophone Section 404 in Base de Roc near Joliette, Quebec. The Golf Tournament was a success with 10 foursomes, a very nice sunny day, and a wonderful evening with even more ASQ members and friends that joined us for the supper. It is an annual event not to miss if you want to meet Quality Professionals and play a good round of golf!
Thanks to Denise and Ovide Côté for their wonderful help, and to Roger Pelletier who lead the golf committee.
A special thanks to all our sponsors and advertisers:
Club Base de Roc
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
Mr. Dyer will be back in next month's Newsletter with an update on the Voice of the Customer. Please stay tuned!
By Sukhvinder S. Jutla, 2013-14 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.By Kostya Polinkevych, Ph.D, CSQE, ASQ Senior Member
We unfortunately do not have an interview ready for this month's Newsletter. Please check back here next month.
ASQ Montreal Section thanks our Site Members:
ASQ Montreal Francophone Section 404 (Thursday, September 19, 2013)
Our Montreal Francophone section will be hosting an online cyber-conference entitled "La gestion de risque chez Xstrata Cuivre" (Risk Management at Xstrata Copper). Free or section members, $10 for students and $20 for non-members.The guest speaker will be Mr. Nicolas Beaulieu, and will take place at Restaurant La Goélette Plus, 8551 Boul. St-Laurent, Montréal, starting at 18h00. To register for the event, click HERE.
ASQ Ottawa Section 407 (Tuesday, September 17, 2013)Rey Cloutier presents . . . Deming’s famous Red Bead Experiment
W. Edwards Deming is the grandfather of Quality Management. See how Deming performs his famous red bead experiment and discuss the results afterwards. Try it out yourself – we will have a demonstration on a variation of this famous experiment. The famous Red Bead Experiment is a classic demonstration on the principles of quality. If you haven’t seen it yet this is a must event to attend.
We will try a slightly modified red bead experiment with hands on participation from the audience. Our resident quality experts will be on hand to both conduct and discuss the outcomes. Finally we will have a wrap up DVD session by Mr. Deming who will explain the outcomes and significance of this experiment.
This will be a fun evening and for any one who is interested or an expert in quality. Bring your friends and colleagues.
PLACE: Centurion Conference & Event Center, 170 Colonnade Road, Nepean, ON. K2E 7J5 (613-727-1044)
FOOD: Buffet Style Dinner 6:00 p.m. To 7:00 p.m. ($20.00 Cash only). Students who do not wish to take part in the dinner and networking may arrive at 6:45 for the 7:00 presentation - $5.00 at the door.
TIMES: Networking 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Buffet Style Dinner 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Presentation 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
For full information and to register for the event, click HERE.
Anomalies Found in ASQ Certification Exam Responses
World Quality Month Site Launches
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.
Calendar and Registration Form
Questions? In house courses, etc.: David Tozer: (514) 694-2830, firstname.lastname@example.org
Section Executive Committee (Leadership Team) Meetings are held at different locations, starting at 6 PM. The next regular meeting is tentatively scheduled for :
October 1, 2013
Consult the List of Your Executive
Look at your wallet card to see when your present certification is due to expire. If it says June 31, 2013 you are in time. Get your journal, with supporting objective evidence (you should know what that is) to me before the end of December 2013. If it says that you were due in December 2012 then you have until the end of June 2013 to submit your journal or it will lapse.
Maybe you’ve decided not to recertify because (a) you are unemployed, (b) no longer in the quality field or perhaps, (c ) your employer no longer will pay for it? Think about this, your certification belongs to you and no one else. Your name is on it and no one else’s. It is portable and you can bring the recognition to your next company. Remember how hard you had to study for it? If you let it lapse you must rewrite the exam. Do you know where you will be employed in a year or so? Well congratulations if you do because most of us don’t and it could come in handy then, it sure won’t hinder you to retain it. The cost of $59 USD to renew one certification is much less than it would to rewrite. If you are unemployed, then contact ASQ directly at 1-800-248-1946. Ask for “Recertification” then explain your unemployment situation to them. You may be able to have your due date extended. But at $59.00 that is not really that much if it will help land your next job?
If you are a member of Section 0401 Montreal, then contact Norman Dickinson at email@example.com or at 514-334-6102 to find out where to send your journal. If you are NOT a member of Section 401, then contact ASQ directly at 1-800-248-1946.
Unemployed ASQ members receive a discount on their membership dues based on consecutive years of membership.
NOTE: The following links require that you be logged into your account before you try to activate them.
Download the Unemployment
Application (July 2012–June 2013 Membership Groups) (Microsoft Word
document, 101 KB)
Please send us your comments about the ASQ Montreal Section 0401 E-Newsletter (topics, layout, length, etc.). Do you want to contribute an article (English or French) or a good idea? Contact us by e-mail.
Pass it on
We invite you to forward this Newsletter to friends and colleagues who may be interested.
Section 0401 Newsletter is prepared by and published for its members.
How to Opt Out.