November 2016 (Volume 66 - Issue 9)
objective: To increase awareness,
interest, and involvement in Section activities and quality-related subjects.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
President & Technical Manager
ppm Metrology Inc.
join us on November 30th, 2016 to listen to our guest
speaker present the
ABOUT THE EVENT
Product manufacturing is closely linked to physical qualities that characterize them. Today, manufacturing of strategic sub-assemblies is subcontracted to highly specialized factories. As integrators, industry leaders expect that these parts are in full conformity with their specifications and require their suppliers compliance to specific quality standards. Mastering the metrology function within the manufacturing company is, consequently, a major factor in customer satisfaction.
Mr. Xavier Guillard created his own metrology laboratory, ppm Metrology, in 2005. He recently entered into a partnership with Time Electronics, UK manufacturer of test instrument and travels the world to deliver metrology services and training.
A Staff Analyst recently retired from Pratt & Whitney Canada, he also created and supervised the video metrology laboratory of Matrox Electronic Systems, the electrical metrology laboratory Ulrich Metrology (Transcat) and worked as a quality coordinator for Primo Instrument (Trescal).
Especially aware of the new international environmental challenge, he is involved in various professional associations to support Quebec industry.
In France, throughout his 15-year Air Force career, he worked for more than 12 years as a metrology technician and became a specialist in prevention, detection and management of nuclear, bacteriological and chemical risks. In the last 2 years of his military career, he was a negotiator for the purchase and maintenance of electronics in the Ministry of Defence.
He has studied in Electronics from École Technique de l’Armée de l’Air in Rochefort, France, in Management of environmental aspect of water, air and wastes processing from IPI Environnement in Colmar, France, graduated from École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS) in Management and Quality Assurance, and from University of Sherbrooke in Public Leadership and Business Intelligence.
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To register for any event or for more information on events please contact:
Dr. David Tozer
Here is a tentative agenda for our events in 2017:
January: Networking Event
February: Six Sigma (Panel Event)
March: Human Factors
April: Quality Standards (AS9100)
May: Conference with ASQ 404
July: Golf Tournament
September: Plant Tour
October: General Assembly + Healthcare
November: Pecha Kucha Night
Please make a point to join us!
By Michael Bournazian, Eng., Newsletter Editor, ASQ Senior Member, CSSGB
This is our last newsletter of 2016, and we are holding our final dinner event on November 30th. I look forward to seeing many of you there.
As well, thank you to all you who read this newsletter. It continues to be something I enjoy putting together 9 times a year.
Finally, as we enter the holiday season, all the best to you and yours as we close out 2016, and open up 2017.
Any feedback? Click on the link in the bottom right corner of this section and let me know. Thanks.
W. Edwards Deming promoted the concepts of statistical thinking as a philosophy of learning and action based on the following fundamental principles: all work occurs in a system of interconnected processes; variation exists in all processes, and understanding and reducing variation are keys to success. This applies to all processes, both industrial and administrative.
One the first tools of quality and continuous improvement that is deployed to improve a process is process mapping. In its most elementary form, process mapping provides a 30,000-foot view of a process. This particular process map is called a SIPOC: Supplier, Input, Process (in its most macro form), Output and Customer. Identifying these 5 elements are usually simple enough, but sometimes it is not. In my industry for example, it happens that some of our customers are also suppliers of parts that will be assembled by us into a final product. Some administrative processes are even trickier to dissect.
As an example of an administrative process that is interesting to examine in detail, consider an election process. To make things specific and current, since I’m writing this chronicle on November 7, take the U.S. Election. There are obviously a large number of sub-processes involved here: the primaries, the presidential campaign, voting, count of vote and declaration of result to name a few. A SIPOC would aim at summarizing everything in a single process map that provides a satisfactory overview of the election process as a whole.
I might have shared with you my own draft SIPOC, however I would like you the reader to try it for yourself. If you believe that your SIPOC successfully described the election process, why not share it in a future issue of this newsletter? Your leadership team always welcomes contribution of our section members.
By Eric Hosking, Senior Fellow of Quality at PWC, BApSc in Mech Eng, MBA, CQE, CSSBB and CQA
Had you come . . . Acceptance Sampling Optimization
Our annual general meeting preceded the normal event for the evening. Francois Pageau lead off with a summary of recent activities affecting the section, followed by each chair presenting a short status of their area of responsibility. Key amongst them was the Treasurer's report showing the the section has more than enough funds for one year of operation, and that current revenues more or less balance the yearly expenses.
The General Assembly closed with the proposal of a new slate of directors for 2017, which was unanimously approved:
Section Chair: Robert Demers
Section Vice Chair: Francois Pageau
Treasurer: Chantale Simard
Secretary: David Tozer
The evening then turned to the presentation by the featured speaker Dr. Bassem Bouslah, who spoke about Acceptance Sampling. The talk started with the three pillars of quality as espoused by Dr. Juran, including a video featuring Dr. Juran. Dr. Bouslah chose to focus on the element of Quality Control. He also covered the history of sampling and standards evolution. He noted the key assumption underlying the standards is that of a constant rate of defects in the processes being sampled. This assumption is not realized in practice since production machines wear out.
He then went on to talk about how he, as part of his doctoral and post-doctoral work, has shown by simulation how significant savings can be realized by sampling programs that tailor themselves to the production realities. His simulations take into account the constantly changing status of the machines, their need for maintenance and the impact on defect rates.
The presentation was interesting and informative with a focus on concepts, avoiding the complex math that underlies Dr. Bouslah's work. It was very well received by the audience.
Senior Fellow of Quality at PWC, BApSc in Mech Eng, MBA, CQE, CSSBB and
Guy Bernard Bantsiele
ASQ Montreal Section thanks our Organization Members:
ASQ Montreal Francophone Section 404 (Thursday, November 10, 2016)The next event for the ASQ Montreal Francophone section will be webinar entitled "Déploiement de la fonction qualité dans le développement de nouveaux produits" by M’Hamed El Haouari. For more information, click HERE.
Memoriam: Yoji Akao
TCC Chair and Vice Chair
Ph.D., ASQ CQE and SSBB, Education & Audit Chair
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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.
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Calendar and Registration Form
Questions? In house courses, etc.: Dr. 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 tentatively scheduled for:
January 4, 2017.
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