May 2014 (Volume 64 - Issue 5)
objective: To increase awareness,
interest, and involvement in Section activities and
|10 - Welcome to our New Members||16 - Recertification|
|17 - Unemployed Member Dues|
|18 - Feedback/Advertising Rates|
1. Next Event
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Sheraton Montreal Airport Hotel
555 McMillan Avenue
(MAP - DIRECTIONS)
(Production Part Approval Process)
Nicole Talbot, Eng., M. Eng., CSSBB
Technical Services Nicole Talbot Inc.
Please join us on Tuesday, May 20th to hear our guest speaker present the topic of Deployment of PPAP.
PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) 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).
ASQ Members ($40)
For STUDENT MEMBERS ONLY ($30)
NOTE: For students wanting to get to the Sheraton Hotel, you can easily take the STM Express City Bus 747 which will drop you off at the Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport. After which, you may take the Sheraton's free shuttle to get to the hotel. Click HERE for more details.
After the meeting, an ASQ member will often be available to drop off a student at a nearby bus or metro station.
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
3. Golf Tournament
Base de Roc, Joliette
Commandites disponibles / Sponsorship opportunities
Roger Pelletier: 514-476-5956 ou email@example.com
Golf Registration Form (Word)
Golf Registration Form (PDF)
4. The Editor's Corner
By Michael Bournazian, Eng., Newsletter Editor
I will use my space here this month to promote our annual golf tournament.
The last 2 years I have be unable to participate. This year I plan to, and so should you! It is always a great day out with fellow Quality professionals, and the course is fun and challenging . . . for me, any course is challenging ;-)
As well, dinner and networking after the tournament.
So see the above section for forms to complete and send in for registration. Hope to see you July 4th!
Any feedback? Click on the link in the bottom right corner of this section and let me know. Thanks.
5. A Word from your Section Chair
The weather is finally getting warmer and we realize summer may be coming after all. Those of us with children experience the change more directly with the kids at home! We like many committees take the summer off and concentrate on the pleasures of life including holidays.
There are 2 activities that close out our season: the membership feedback questionnaire (VOC) and the annual golf tournament. I strongly urge you to participate in the questionnaire, as it is sometimes the only time we hear from you our members. And for a pleasant day out, join the golfing gang, see this newsletter for details.
Have a wonderful summer, and the team will be back in touch when September rolls around.
6. Had You Come to the Last Event
By Eric Stern, ASQ Senior Member, CQA, Publicity co-chair
Had you come . . . Counterfeit Parts
Eric Hosking gave the audience a structure to frame the current state of how government is requiring and industry is dealing with counterfeit parts. He started with concrete examples that dealt with important aspects: usage of unapproved materials, materials not complying with specs, counterfeit electronic components, falsified laboratory results, aftermarket sliver repairs, restored scrap.
In this class, there is a distinction between parts known and agreed by the customer, counterfeit, fraudulent and those suspected unapproved. The estimates of the damage include 17% of electronic components purchased by the Pentagon and its contractors, 10% of the drugs, up to 50% in some regions, a total of $250 billion impact on U.S. industry.
Legislation in the U.S. is moving towards forcing suppliers to maintain internal counterfeit avoidance programs: “No more innocent victim posture” in DoD in other industries. The 18 US Code § 38 is titled “Fraud involving aircraft or space vehicle parts in interstate or foreign commerce” and describes offences and penalties affecting organizations and individuals. “63 USC Fraud by wire …” provides another level of legislation.
Examples included forged titanium parts used instead of plate, risking the performance of a Martian rover, and recovered electronic integrated circuits with counterfeit markings. Refrigerants are shipped from countries allowed to use ozone damaging Freons to more advanced economies where they are no longer allowed by law.
There is a very long list of factors that drive acts of fraud; here are some: non-uniformly applied laws, products outside acceptance limits, artificial time limits, and so on … (had you come you may have access to the entire list). SAE committees G19 and G21 deal with counterfeiting. Eric Hosking participates in writing their documents, some to be released shortly. He mentioned AS5553 for OEMS electronics users, AS6174 OEMS for non-electronic Materiel, AS6081 for Electronics Distributors and Brokers, AS6171 for electronics test laboratories and ARP 6178 Tool for Risk Assessment for Electronic Distributors. The IEC International Electrotechnical Committee has developed similar documents that he mentioned and whose correspondence he illustrated and compared with the government CFR/NPR regulations.
He also presented industry specific key elements of counterfeit detection for refrigerants and fire extinguishers. One table presented proactive elements of avoidance including such elements as: build an ethical culture, design out counterfeits, supplier selection and training of personnel. In addition to the SAE web site that will issue shortly a Supply Chain Management Handbook (Google IAQG SCMH), he provided links to avoidance information such as:
The International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (INEMI)
The Medicine and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
Amongst interesting points raised in the audience were more examples of counterfeiting but also the story of DNA hidden in electronic chips that may thwart counterfeiting. As in the past, I try to give you a taste of what was said, but the presentation contained more interesting material and you may have missed networking with some participants with experience in the field.
Conclusion? It is smart to avoid counterfeit material and it is mandatory if supplying governments or regulated customers.
Eric Stern, CQA, senior member, publicity co-chair, developmental coach and consultant at Expertech CMSC, expressing his own opinions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For networking with local quality professionals explore these groups:
7. Voice of the Customer
By Raymond E. Dyer, ASQ Senior Member, CMQ/OE, CQA, Voice of the Customer & Historian
Next Voice of the Customer (VOC) Survey
Given Canada Post's recent postal rate increase, we've agreed to go back to some form of electronic survey mechanism. However, because of the difficulties encountered with the previous survey tool, we'll be using a simpler approach of an Excel file with some entries being a drop-down list of responses and others being free form text responses. When you get the survey from myself, all you'll have to do is:
1 - Save the Excel file onto your desktop,
2 - Open the file and fill out the response cells,
3 - Save the completed file, and
4 - Send me back the completed survey file by responding to my survey e-mail with the file attached.
As like last year, we plan to hold a draw for a $50 Amazon gift card for respondents if they provide a valid member number.
Please respond to the survey as soon as possible after receiving it, so we can collate the responses for our Leadership Team meeting in June. Thanks!
8. 2014-15 Planned Events
By Sukhvinder S. Jutla, 2014-15 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.
9. The Interview CornerBy Kostya Polinkevych, Ph.D, CSQE, ASQ Senior Member
We do not have an interview for you this month. Please check back in September!
10. Welcome to our New Members
Danny P. Obrien
11. Site Members
ASQ Montreal Section thanks our Site Members:
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14. ASQ Montreal Section Education Program 2013-2014
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, email@example.com
15. Executive Committee Meetings & Officers
Section Executive Committee (Leadership Team) Meetings are held at different locations, starting at 6 PM. The next regular meeting is tentatively scheduled for :
June 4, 2014
Consult the List of Your Executive
16. RecertificationIs Your Recertification Due?
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, you have plus or minus six months from that date to submit it. Get your journal, with supporting objective evidence (you should know what that is) to me before the end of December 2014. If it says that you were due in December 2013 then you have until the end of June 2014 to submit your journal to me or it will lapse. If you require assistance then please contact me at the email address shown on the last line below.
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. Remember how hard you had to study for it? If you let it lapse you must rewrite the exam. It is portable and you can bring the recognition to your next company. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
17. Unemployed Member Dues
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 ASQ Unemployment Program
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