ASQ RRD Series: Design FMEA Ratings – Deepening the Understanding

Design FMEA Ratings – Deepening the Understanding

Wed, Feb 26, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST By Richard Harpster

https://register.gotowebinar.com/#register/3177712154403413517

On February 6, 2020 the webinar “FMEA Ratings – What They Mean and Why Most People Set Them Incorrectly” was presented by Richard Harpster.  The objective of the webinar was to help people understand the purpose of each of the Design and Process FMEA Ratings and why most people set them incorrectly.  Attendees were taught many important things about Design FMEA ratings including but not limited to:

  1. most popular FMEA manuals in publication provide incorrect information on how to set the occurrence ratings in the Design FMEA;
  2. the importance of the Class column in the Design FMEA;
  3. how to use the Design FMEA to prioritize the design problems identified in the FMEA to work on;
  4. how to use the Design FMEA to determine when a design should be released;
  5. the fundamentals of the new AIAG VDA Action Priority (AP) Rating for the Design FMEA that is intended to replace RPN rating in the Design FMEA and why it does not work;
  6. the new AIAG VDA FMEA ratings systems for the Design FMEA and why if used the effectiveness of your Design FMEAs will be severely degraded.

The webinar was positively received with many people expressing that they learned a lot.  Many people requested the slide pack so they could further study the information provided.  

The only negative comment received was that it was too much information for one hour.  Due to the tremendous interest shown, the ASQ Reliability Division and Harpco® Systems has decided to present two separate one-hour seminars for the Design FMEA Ratings and Process FMEA Ratings.  During the “Design FMEA Ratings – Deepening the Understanding” webinar Design FMEA rating key concepts presented in the original webinar will be reviewed.    The additional time will used to present actual Design FMEA examples to demonstrate some of the concepts. We are also asking potential attendees to send questions that they would like to see answered during the presentation to richard.harpster@harpcosystems.com.  Although Richard may not be able to answer them all due to time constraints, he has pledged he will try.

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ASQ RRD Series: Process FMEA Ratings – Deepening the Understanding

Process FMEA Ratings – Deepening the Understanding

Mon, Feb 24, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST By Richard Harpster

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2080092786138714637

On February 6, 2020 the webinar “FMEA Ratings – What They Mean and Why Most People Set Them Incorrectly” was presented by Richard Harpster.  The objective of the webinar was to help people understand the purpose of each of the Design and Process FMEA Ratings and why most people set them incorrectly.  Attendees were taught many important things about Process FMEA ratings including but not limited to:

  1. most popular FMEA manuals in publication provide incorrect information on how to set the occurrence ratings in the Process FMEA;
  2. the importance of the Class column in the Process FMEA;
  3. why design engineers should never specify “Special Characteristics” for a Process FMEA;
  4. how to use the Process FMEA to prioritize the process problems identified in the FMEA to work on;
  5. how to use the Process FMEA to determine when a process should be released for use;
  6. the fundamentals of the new AIAG VDA Action Priority (AP) Rating for the Process FMEA that is intended to replace RPN rating in the Process FMEA and why it does not work;
  7. the new AIAG VDA FMEA ratings systems for the Process FMEA and why if used the effectiveness of your Process FMEAs will be severely degraded.

The webinar was positively received with many people expressing that they learned a lot.  Many people requested the slide pack so they could further study the information provided.  

The only negative comment received was that it was too much information for one hour.  Due to the tremendous interest shown, the ASQ Reliability Division and Harpco® Systems has decided to present two separate one-hour seminars for the Design FMEA Ratings and Process FMEA Ratings.  During the “Process FMEA Ratings – Deepening the Understanding” webinar Process FMEA rating key concepts presented in the original webinar will be reviewed.  The additional time will used to present actual Process FMEA examples to demonstrate some of the concepts. We are also asking potential attendees to send questions that they would like to see answered during the presentation to richard.harpster@harpcosystems.com.  Although Richard may not be able to answer them all due to time constraints, he has pledged he will try.

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ASQ RRD on RAMS 2020 – a first summary

As mentioned before we were present at RAMS again as a sponsor and with a booth.

We managed to welcome a lot of our members, during the conference and while having our annual RAMS dinner.

The dinner with special announcements took place at Brickworks American Restaurant. More about the actual RAMS symposium in later posts on our website.

We overcame challenges with Eventbrite and were able to set up the dinner for all ASQ RRD members.  We welcomed our members with a nice dinner that was co-hosted by  ASQ ECD and ASQ RRD.

There was a speech from our Chair Trevor talking about past year, future plans and thanking the numerous volunteers for their hard work for the Division and in particular David Auda for the year in, year out perfect webinar organizing and (co-)hosting.

Trevor Craney speaking

There was one award presented this year for the 2018-2019 QE best reliability paper award that was announced by Rong.

Winner: Jeff I. Abes, Michael S. Hamada & Charles R. Hills (2018) Comparing methods for assessing reliability uncertainty based on pass/fail data collected over time

Rong Pan announcing best paper award

It became a nice evening, as indicated before, there will be more details on the actual conference in later posts. but to conclude for now: Carrot cake!

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ASQ RRD Series: Introduction to Fractional Failure and Its Application in Reliability Engineering & Risk Assessment

ASQ RRD Series: Introduction to Fractional Failure and Its Application in Reliability Engineering & Risk Assessment

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7715189933900311307

Thu, Feb 13, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Presenter:  Feng-Bin Sun – Senior Staff of Reliability Engineering, Tesla

The purpose of this presentation is to use numerical examples to demonstrate the data analysis for various fractional failure scenarios with the most popular commercial software in the market (such as Weibull++, JMP, and Minitab), including:

  • data collection,
  • failure classification,
  • fractional failure determination,
  • data entry format,
  • life distribution parameter estimation,
  • reliability quantification, and field risk prediction.

Dr. Feng-Bin (Frank) Sun is currently a Senior Staff Manager of Reliability Engineering and Technical Lead of Manufacturing Reliability at Tesla Inc. with over 30 years of industry and academia experience. Prior to joining Tesla, he worked at HGST, a Western Digital Company, as a Senior Technologist of Reliability Engineering from 2010 to 2015, at Western Digital Corporation as a Technical Team Leader from 2003 to 2010, and at Maxtor-Quantum Corporation as a Senior Staff Reliability Engineer from 1997 to 2003. He has published two books, both by Prentice Hall, and more than 50 papers in various areas of reliability, maintainability and quality engineering. He received his Ph.D. in Reliability from University of Arizona. Dr. Sun served in the editorial board as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Reliability from 1999 to 2003 and from 2016 to present, Program Chair of ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design since 2014, and a committee member and session moderator of numerous international conference on reliability. He is a member of ASQ and the President for Society of Reliability Engineers Silicon (SRE) Valley Chapter. He is also the program manager in charge of ASQ Reliability Webinar Mandarin Series. Dr. Sun received the RAMS 2013 A.O. Plait Best Tutorial Award.

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ASQ RRD at RAMS 2020 in Palm Springs

We invite you to visit our booth and talk to our leaders about how we can improve our service to you.

And hear about upcoming events, webinars, conferences and training.

Gadgets are available as long as supply last.

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SLIDES AND VIDEO OF THE WEBINAR: Deriving Safety from the Quality and Reliability disciplines

On Thu, Jan 9, 2020 David Auda presented “Deriving Safety from the Quality and Reliability disciplines”

Included the slides and video recording of the webinar

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Slides and video of the webinar: Engaging Millennials in the Workplace

On Dec 12, 2019, David Disney presented: “Engaging Millennials in the Workplace”

Included the slides and video recording of the webinar

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Slides and video of webinar: Facilitate, Document & Present a Root Cause Analysis: Learn to Diagram with the Second Cursor in Excel

On Nov 14, 2019, Mark Galley presented the webinar: “Facilitate, Document & Present a Root Cause Analysis: Learn to Diagram with the Second Cursor in Excel”
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ASQ RRD Series: FMEA Ratings – What They Mean and Why Most People Set Them Incorrectly

ASQ RRD Series: FMEA Ratings – What They Mean and Why Most People Set Them Incorrectly

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6865882071600154892

Thu, Feb 6, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

PresenterRichard Harpster

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. 

To be used effectively as risk management tools, one must properly populate the rating columns of the Design FMEA and Process FMEA.  If you have participated in the creation of a Design FMEA or Process FMEA there is a high likelihood that you have spent considerable time populating the rating columns.  There is also a high likelihood that you probably did so improperly.  How do I know this? 

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.  During the webinar you will learn which one it is and why because of this improper instruction most Design FMEAs and Process FMEAs are ineffective as risk management tools.  By now everybody should know that RPN should not be used to determine what to work on.  But did you know that new selection tools such as the new AIAG VDA FMEA Handbook “Action Priority” or “AP” should not be used either if you want to effectively target your resources at the highest risk issues.  During the webinar you will learn what should be used. 

The class column of the Design FMEA and Process will be examined.  You will learn why design engineers should never identify “Special Characteristics” for manufacturing personnel and why this one act is costing manufacturing companies millions of dollars.  Contrary to what many “FMEA Experts” teach, there is no link between special characteristics in the Design FMEA and special characteristics in the Process FMEA.  You will learn why the removal of the Class column from the Design FMEA in the AIAG VDA FMEA Handbook significantly reduces the effectiveness of the Design FMEA as a design risk management tool.

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.

Richard Harpster is president of Harpco Systems Inc. which he founded in 1987.  Harpco Systems specializes in providing software, training and consulting for Risked Based Product Lifecycle Management (RBPLM®).  Over the past 30 years Mr. Harpster has helped hundreds of companies implement improved risk based design and manufacturing systems in a wide variety of industries.  He is a recognized expert in the application of FMEAs and invented several new concepts including the linking of Design FMEAs to Process FMEAs in 1990 which became an automotive industry standard eighteen years later.  His latest inventions in the field of RBPLM® include Requirements Risk Assessment™ (RRA®), Usage Risk Assessment (URA™), Multiple Integrated Cause Analysis (MICA™) and Rapid Integrated Problem Solving (RIPS®).  He has published several papers on the topic of RBPLM®.

Prior to starting Harpco Systems, Richard spent 14 years at Ford Motor in a wide variety of positions including Plant Manager.  His education includes a B.S.E.E. from Penn State University, M.S.E.E from the University of Detroit and an M.B.A. from Eastern Michigan University.  He is a registered PE in the State of Michigan.

E-mail: richard.harpster@harpcosystems.com

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

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

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/9151325834087671042

Thu, Jan 9, 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Presenter: David Auda

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.

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