2018 Event Calendar for ASQ Austin Section 1414

Month

Day

Date

Activity / Location

Speaker

Topic/Event

Jan.
Wednesday
01/10/18
Pok-e-Jo’s BBQ
Palmer Ln
Jason Ballentine
Creating a Spare Parts Purchase List with Confidence
Jan.
Saturday
01/20/18
Circuit of the
Americas
Vijai Venkata
 2018 Region 14A Member Leader Training 
Feb.
Wednesday
02/14/18
ACC HBC
Belinda Chavez
What’s New at ASQ and the Benefits of your Membership 
March Wednesday 03/21/18
ACC HBC
Jason Jowers
Counterfeit Elect. Components – The Threat and Risk Mitigation Methods
March
Thursday 03/29/18
Punch Bowl Social
(Domain)
N/A ASQ Social – Young Quality Professionals
  April
Wednesday 
04/11/18
Dynamic
Manuf.  Solutions
N/A
Plant Tour
May
 Wednesday
 05/09/18 
  ACC HBC
 Kristine Bradley 
 Getting Started with Big Data – A Lean Six Sigma Practitioner’s Guide
June
Tuesday 06/26/18
12365 Riata Trace Pkwy
Chuck Reeves (video)
Austin IoT Group and ASQ Austin Section Joint Event
July
Saturday
07/28/18
Ladybird Lake
N/A
ASQ Social – Sunset Dinner Cruise with Lone Star Riverboat
 Aug.
Friday
08/10/18
National Instruments Campus
Dan Bauer
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) Overview
Sept.
 Wednesday
 09/12/18
TBA 
 TBA
TBA 
Oct.
Wednesday
10/10/18
TBA
TBA
TBA
Nov.
Wednesday
11/14/18
TBA
NA
TBA
Dec.
 Wednesday
12/12/18
TBA
N/A
Holiday Dinner
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Corrective Action (CA) Plus Training at 10% Discount – 02/06-07/18

Local training class is now being offered to ASQ members at a 10% discount.

For details contact the McDonald Consulting Group

https://mcdcg.com/product/ca-plus-feb-6-7-2018-austin-tx/

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CA PLUS: Feb 6-7, 2018 – Austin, TX

$1,195.00

CA PLUS

Minimize Risk

Strong Root Cause Analysis / More effective Corrective Action

Tell me if this sounds familiar:

You get a customer complaint – they’ve received a defective thingy from you.

  • You go through Root Cause Analysis (RCA) – determine the problem, fix it, and notify the customer.  The customer is happy.

A few months later, the customer gets another defective thingy from you.

  • You go back through RCA, determine that it was a different Root Cause (RC), fix that, and notify the customer (again).  The customer is less happy, and a little grumbly.

A few months after that, the customer gets a third defective thingy from you. They’re really mad now, and losing confidence that you even know how to make defect-free thingys!

  • You go back a third time, find a different RC from the first two, fix that, and grovel to the customer so they won’t take their business elsewhere.  The customer is downright cranky now, and wants to implement additional controls so they don’t receive any more defective parts – at your expense, not theirs, of course.

Have you been here?  Are you worried that this could happen to you?

Maybe this has happened to you already…. or you’re worried that it could in the future.

You thought you had the problem solved, but it recurs (even for a different root cause)?  Your bosses ask why it wasn’t “fixed right the first time”?

Tens of hours of analysis and implementation,

spent by dozens of highly-trained people,

wasting (tens of) thousands of dollars in time and resources,

with the net result of ZERO customers happy in the end.

I can help!

The scenario above really happened.  The Fortune 50 company, at their wits’ end, called me in to help them fix the problem – once and for all.   They had smart engineers on the problem, so I was a bit nervous about what value I could add.  I reviewed what they did –

  • They followed all the protocols for Root Cause Corrective Action.  ✓
  • They did their analysis, and hadn’t missed any of the possible root causes. ✓
  • They fully implemented and verified the selected Corrective Action.  ✓

So – why was the problem recurring, not once, but twice??!?

I went back to the drawing board.  I went back to the training I had personally received from the great Japanese masters on how to do effective Root Cause Analysis.  I realized the step that most everyone was skipping, or rushing through…. Time and time again.  I validated that this step is the one most often overlooked.  I went back and worked with their team to implement this step better.

And I fixed the problem for the client.  Permanently.  Problem never reared its ugly head again.

And it works just as well for quality, environmental, and health and safety systems – anywhere that you need to implement permanent corrective action.

Everything Old is New Again

I didn’t develop a new tool.
I didn’t have breakthrough innovation.
I simply applied what my Japanese instructors told me to, with a few modern tweaks.

Better Corrective Action – CA PLUS

If you’d like to learn this technique – how to improve the chances of implementing a Corrective Action that prevents the problem from returning – then sign up for CA+

BONUS:  This tool is also very effective in identifying and minimizing risk.

May Speaker Event – 05/10/17

 Applying Risk Management Concepts

Throughout Your QMS

Anne Holland (photo)Anne Holland

founder and CEO of QA Consulting, Inc.

QA Consulting, Inc.

Topic:

Risk management is an essential component throughout the development and life cycle of both products and services. Utilizing the ISO 13485:2016 Medical devices-Quality management systems–Requirements for regulatory purposes and ISO 14971:2012 Medical Devices – Application of Risk Management to Medical Devices, this presentation will focus on how risk is incorporated during design, verification, supply chain (outsourcing), and validation (design and software) as well as production and post-production phases. The presentation will include examples of risk management utilization in CAPA analysis and Complaint handling.

Regardless of the product. Risk management entails identification of hazards associated with the devices, estimation of severity of the failure and likelihood of occurrence of failure to determine the associated risks. Control measures will be discussed to obtain effective results. The goal is no harm to patients, users or the environment.

Brief case studies, will be presented to differentiate changes in the application of ISO 13485:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 standards as well transition to ISO 13485:2016. Ideas for best practices will be provided to help develop or improve the performance of your current risk management program.

Bio:

Anne Holland combines more than 25 years of biomedical engineering with business acumen as founder and CEO of QA Consulting, Inc. Under her guidance, QA Consulting has grown from a local Austin-based firm, founded in 2000, to one of the leading HUB and WBENC-certified medical device consulting firms with clients throughout the nation. She is an expert in every phase of quality assurance from design concept and R&D through manufacturing/ production, and post-market surveillance for Class I, II, and III medical devices.

Anne’s expertise has been sought by medical device manufacturers, from startups to Fortune 500, to develop and implement compliant solutions that meet their quality and regulatory needs. She has been called as an expert witness on medical devices and regulatory compliance. Anne has conducted over 100 supply chain and internal audits. Clients rely on her thorough knowledge of good manufacturing practices (GMP), good laboratory practices (GLP), and regulatory remediation. She facilitates and responds to FDA and ISO 13485 Notified Body audits for manufacturers.

Anne gained much of her knowledge of quality assurance and manufacturing operations during 15 years of working in the field. Prior to beginning her consulting business, she worked for Sulzer Carbomedics in Austin, TX; Ohmeda Monitoring in Louisville, CO; Cobe BCT, Inc., in Lakewood, CO; Fischer Imaging in Broomfield, CO; and LA BAC Medical Systems in Englewood, CO. She holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and an MBA from the University of Colorado in Denver, CO.

Anne holds certifications as an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), ASQ Certified Quality Manager (CQM), RABQSA Quality System Lead Auditor, and Society of Quality Assurance Registered Quality Assurance Professional in Good Laboratory Practice.

Location: 

ACC HBC Photo

Austin Community College (ACC) Highland Business Center (HBC)

5930 Middle Fiskville Road

Austin, Texas  78752

Room 301.0

ACC HBC – Map & Directions

Schedule:

Wednesday / May 10th

  • 6:00 – 6:30 PM – Networking Time
  • 6:30 – 6:45 PM – Announcements
  • 6:45 – 7:45 PM – Talk
  • 7:45 – 8:00 PM – Door Prizes

Registration / Cost:

Cost will be $10 per person to cover meeting expenses.


May 10, 2017 Meeting Fee
Attendee Name
Attendee Email



We look forward to seeing you there!

For questions contact our Arrangements Chair (David Estes):  david.estes@asqaustin.org

RUs:

0.3 RUs shall be given for participating in this event.

May Webinar – 05/15/17

Assessing Your Reliabilty Program

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Fred Schenkelberg

FMS Reliability

Topic:

If you are part of a product development process, you are part of a reliability program.   Product reliability, like quality, is designed into a product.   Reliability programs and plan should be more than a list of environmental and life tests. Your ability to improve your product reliability results  starts with understanding the status of your reliability program.   Let’s talk about a reliability maturity matrix and two ways you can quickly assess your organization’s reliability program. Armed with a clear view of your program, you can begin to improve the program.   Organizations with proactive, mature reliability programs enjoy lower warranty, higher customer satisfaction and lower cost of failure.   Plenty of time for discussion, Q&A, in this highly interactive discussion concerning the assessment of your reliability program.

Bio:

Fred Schenkelberg is an international authority on reliability engineering. He is the reliability expert at FMS Reliability, a reliability engineering and management consulting firm he founded in 2004. Fred left Hewlett Packard (HP)’s Reliability Team where he helped create a culture of reliability across the corporation to assist other organizations. His passion is working with teams to improve product reliability, customer satisfaction, and efficiencies in product development; and to reduce product risk and warranty costs. Fred has a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the United States Military Academy and a Master of Science in Statistics from Stanford University.

Date / Time:

  • Monday. May 15th
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM CST

Registration and Access to Webinar:

This is a free event.  Please RSVP on our Eventbrite page to receive the webinar link.

Instructions on  how to connect to the event will be send to those registered a day before the event.  For any questions about this webinar contact our Education Chair (Norma Antunano)

1414education@asqaustin.org

Post Webinar Handouts:

Assessing Your Reliability Program

Reliability Maturity Matrix

Links to share copy

RUs:

0.1 RUs shall be given for participating in this event.

September Conference – 09/27-29/17

Accelerated Stress Testing and Reliability (ASTR) Conference

ASTR Logo

Sept. 27-29 in Austin Texas

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ASTR is co-sponsored by ASQ-Reliability Division and IEEE Reliability Society.

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IEEE Logo

Exceeding Customer Expectations through Accelerated Reliability Testing

The 2017 Accelerated Stress Testing and Reliability (ASTR) Conference is focused on highlighting cutting-edge methods to deliver maximum cost-benefits from reliability testing. ASTR 2017 is relevant to manufacturers in the aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, defense, medical, telecommunications and other industries where reliability is a key driver of operational and business success. If your company needs to improve product testing with a goal to improve reliability, reduce warranty costs, improve profits, gain market share, and be more competitive, then the 2017 ASTR Conference is for you.

You’ll Use What You Learn at the 2017 ASTR Conference

Accelerated stress testing is a key tool within a well-structured development program—enabling timely opportunities for product improvement and delivering assured product performance.

ASTR 2017 will be comprised of short sessions, tutorials and will feature exhibits. Topics will include Accelerated testing, degradation methods, effective test, HALT, and field reliability.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone who determines how to test for reliability, experts and novice
  • A Reliability Development Managers
  • A Sensor Manufacturers
  • A Test Equipment Manufacturers
  • A Senior Reliability Engineers
  • A Test Engineers
  • A Test Lab Managers
  • A Quality Engineers
  • A Reliability Engineers
  • A Systems & Development Engineers
  • Engineering students & faculties interested in Accelerated testing or Reliability

Reliability Topics: 

  • Product and Process Reliability in the Medical arena
  • Availability, Maintainability & Reliability synergies
  • Design of Experiments and Reliability–case studies
  • Risk & Reliability connections
  • Explaining Risk to Management

Location:

Hilton

Austin Downtown Hilton Garden Inn

500 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd

Austin, TX 78701

TEL: 512 480 8181

Event Dates:

September 27-29, 2017

Registration / Questions:

Discuss your opportunities and challenges with industry experts at the 2017 ASTR Conference.

Go to the following link to register and for more information: www.ieee-astr.org

Plan to attend this exciting and cutting edge conference!!

If you have any questions, send an email to James McLinn at: JMREL2@Aol.com

May Social Event – 05/05/17

Cinco de Mayo & Margaritas

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Come meet and socialize with some local ASQ members and guests to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

 

Date / Time:

  • Friday, May 5th
  • 4:30 – 7:00 pm

Note:  Happy Hour drink specials: 3:30 – 6:30pm

Location:

Lupe Tortilla

10515 N. Mopac Expressway NB

Austin, Texas 78759

Lupe Tortilla

Lupe Tortilla

Map

The Shops at Arbor Walk

We will be out on the patio / cantina area.

Food:

  • Snacks will be provided by ASQ.
  • Drinks need to be purchased.

RSVP:

No need for reservations.

Place is very busy for this event due to the live music so arrive as soon as possible.

Look for Maria (wearing a black fedora hat).

Contact / Questions:

For any questions concerning this social event please contact Maria Vinhais:

RUs:

This is a social event only so no RUs are being awarded.

May Webinar – 05/03/17

The IT Infrastructure Library

(a tool for creating and maintaining value in IT services)

speaker photo

Jeanne Schock 

jeanneschock@gmail.com

Topic:

The IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is a process framework for the management of IT services. It is a set of IT Best Practices which an organization can adapt to develop processes for service design, delivery, support and improvement. This presentation will begin with an introduction to ITIL and the concepts of the service lifecycle and IT Service Management. We will then look more closely at how ITIL supports the delivery of value to customers through IT services. ITIL defines a service as a means of facilitating outcomes customers want to achieve without the ownership of specific costs and risks. Services must meet customer expectations for Utility and Warranty – Fit for Purpose and Fit for Use. To achieve this, ITIL places a higher investment of resources and time early in the IT service lifecycle, in pre- production activities such as requirements definition and testing. Continual Service Improvement provides a measurement framework and 7-step process for identifying and implementing improvements to service and process effectiveness, efficiency and cost effectiveness. The presentation will end with a look at how ITIL integrates with other frameworks and standards for IT Governance, risk management, security and quality such as COBIT and Six Sigma.

Bio:

Jeanne Schock has a background in Linux/UNIX/Windows system administration that includes working at a regional ISP, a large video hosting company and a Top Level Domain Registry services and DNS provider. About six years ago she transitioned to a role building, managing, and promoting processes in support of IT operations, disaster recovery, and continual improvement. She is a certified Expert in the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) process framework with in-the-trenches experience with such processes as Change, Incident, and Problem Management. Jeanne is an experienced trainer and public presenter and accredited ITIL Foundation trainer. She also has a pre-IT academic and teaching career.

Date / Time:

  • Wednesday, May 3rd
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM CST

Registration / Fee:

A $10 fee is required to attend this webinar.


May 3, 2017 Webinar Fee
Attendee Name
Attendee Email



We look forward to seeing you there!

Upon registration information for logging into this webinar shall be sent to you prior to the event.

For any question about this webinar contact our Education Chair (Norma Antunano)

norma.antunano@asqaustin.org

RUs:

0.1 RUs shall be given for participating in this event.

April APICS Event – 04/18/17

 

APICS Austin Presents:

Four Ways to Hack an Authentication System,

and How To Stop Them

with Gelareh Taban and David Okun of IBM Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 Norris Conference Center

 New forms of self-authentication emerge every day, and using biometrics as a means to validate oneself is becoming more popular by the day. However, biometrics are not impervious to bad actors. In this session, Gelareh Taban and David Okun of IBM will show you an example of such an authentication system designed to protect product shipments and deliveries, and four ways to both break into and protect it

 

David Okun is a Developer Evangelist for IBM, specializing in Swift & Node.js. He has an extensive background in mobile development, previously leading the mobile division of IDscan Biometrics Ltd. in London. He now brings his experience in low level client-side processing and mobile application architecture to the Node.js realm, specifically focused on tools to generate easy-to-use and modifiable API layers.

Gelareh Taban is the security lead for the Swift@IBM team in Austin, TX, where she is responsible for the security of the Swift server runtime as well as the security of the Swift@IBM applications Swift Sandbox and the Swift Package Catalog. Previously, Gelareh was a researcher with IBM Austin Research Lab (ARL), Samsung Research America in Dallas, and a security engineer on Apple’s Application Security team. She holds a PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park, where her research focused on key management and secure data aggregation.

Additional Information:

Where:

Norris Conference Center 2525 W. Anderson Lane 78757

Schedule: 5:30-6:00 Registration and Networking 6:00-6:30 Dinner and Announcements 6:30-7:30 Program
Cost: Student $10 Member $30 Non-Member $35

  Go to the following link for registration:  Registration

April Talk & Tour – 04/12/17

 Talk & Tour of Concurrent Design 

Thomas Ortman (photo)

Thomas Ortman

President & CEO, Concurrent Design, Inc.

concurrentdesign.com

Talk & Tour:

Concurrent Design is a complete engineering design and build resource available on a consulting basis. We provide support for any part of the product design process or the design of the manufacturing tools and systems that make those products. With core strengths in mechanical engineering and manufacturing engineering, we can apply a broad knowledge of engineering design in industrial, commercial and consumer product sectors. We have successfully applied these common core strengths in numerous industries including (alphabetically) clean energy, computers / networking / electronics, consumer products, medical / biomedical, nanotechnology, and semiconductor sectors.

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We are available to assist with occasional peak workload or for long term partnering. We offer all or any portion of the engineering design and build function including industrial design (ID), conceptual development, engineering analysis, detailed design, drafting and documentation, project management, vendor sourcing, procurement services, assembly, test, debug and volume manufacturing scale-up.

Concurrent Design has been operating successfully in Austin, Texas since May, 1994. Our staff has an average related work experience exceeding 20 years. We support clients locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Our internal and external resources allow us to provide virtual mechanical and manufacturing engineering departments, to move our clients from ideas to fully developed products and volume manufacturing. Our engineering partners allow us to provide a seamless electrical engineering and software engineering solution to our clients.

Bio:

Mr. Ortman is founder and president of Concurrent Design, Inc.

Concurrent Design works in the continuum from idea generation, IP development, conceptual design, engineering design, and prototyping to manufacturing scale-up. Our target sectors are focused on electronics, semiconductor, nanotechnology, clean technologies and medical products. Leveraging many years of experience in the electronics and semiconductors sectors, Concurrent Design, under Mr. Ortman’s guidance, has developed a strong portfolio in all of these sectors.

Of particular interest is the idea of “Engineering for Humankind,” and hence the interest in clean technologies (solar, wind, storage, solid state lighting, water, etc.) and medical technologies (medical and biomedical products, medical devices, and durable medical equipment).

Since 1994, Mr. Ortman has led the growth of the firm to serve start-ups through Fortune 50 clients, booking well over 1700 projects locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Prior to founding Concurrent Design, Mr. Ortman worked at IBM in Manassas, VA (semiconductor fab facilities design), Dayton, NJ (automated manufacturing systems), East Fishkill, NY (automated test equipment), and Austin, TX (semiconductor R&D, manufacturing engineering, and product development). These were all contract engineering positions. Additional work experience includes Foster Wheeler Energy Corp, Bell Aerospace and CDI Corp.

In addition, Mr. Ortman is currently active in:

  • Solar Energy Entrepreneur Network or SEEN (founder)
  • CleanTX Foundation (founding member and board of directors)
  • Solar Energy Industries Association or SEIA (member – seeking BOD seat)
  • Greater Austin Chamber Clean Energy Council (member)
  • Greater Austin Chamber Clean Energy Special Interest Group (member)
  • Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) Texas Chapter (former chairman – active member)
  • Public speaking on subjects from solar energy to product design
  • Education: New Jersey Institute of Technology, BSME

Location: 

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Concurrent Design, Inc.

11500 Metric Boulevard, Suite #190

Austin, Texas 78758

Google Map

 Schedule:

Wednesday / April 12th

  • 6:00 – 6:30 PM – Networking Time
  • 6:30 – 6:45 PM – Announcements
  • 6:45 – 7:45 PM – Concurrent Talk & Tour
  • 7:45 – 8:00 PM – Door Prizes

Registration / Cost:

Cost will be $10 per person to cover meeting expenses.

NOTE:  Attendance is limited to the first 45 people who register.

For questions contact our Arrangements Chair (David Estes):  david.estes@asqaustin.org

RUs:

0.3 RUs shall be given for participating in the talk and tour.

March Webinar – 03/22/17

BodyHacking:

Improving Yourself Through Science, Data & Technology

photo - DD Trammell

Dustin D. Trammell

Trammell Ventures

Topic:

Bodyhacking is an emergent and growing trend within humanity.  Many of us have been bodyhackers for most of our lives and may not even realize it.  The desire to become your more ideal self is a strong motivator.  Recent and ongoing technological advancements now provide the means to actively pursue such a goal.  In this lecture, Dustin D. Trammell will explain what “bodyhacking” is and how impact is monitored through  two bodyhacker case-studies (himself and YOU). He will then highlight both the most recent and upcoming BodyHacking Conventions.

Dustin D. Trammell is the founder of both the annual BodyHacking Convention (BDYHAX) as well as the monthly BHAT COLONY (BodyHackers of Austin Texas) meetup.  Dustin has also founded many other successful hacker and technology groups and events such as the InfoSec Southwest (ISSW) hacker conference now in it’s 6th year and the long-running Austin Hackers Anonymous (AHA!) meeting which just recently celebrated it’s first decade and has spawned dozens of “*HA!” offshoot meetings all across the country.  Dustin is also a venture capitalist, entreprenuer, information security researcher, events producer, game designer, and puzzlecrafter.  Dustin self-identifies as a bodyhacker through aesthetic body modification, wearable technology, health and nutritional supplementation, and quantified self practices which will be detailed in the case-study section of the lecture.

Bio:

Dustin Trammell a venture capitalist ( http://trammell.ventures/  ), entrepreneur, information security researcher, events producer, game designer, and puzzlecrafter.  Dustin self-identifies as a bodyhacker through aesthetic body modification, wearable technology, health and nutritional supplementation, and quantified self practices which will be detailed in the case-study section of the lecture.  Dustin is also the founder of both the annual BodyHacking Convention (BDYHAX) as well as the monthly BHAT COLONY (BodyHackers of Austin Texas) meetup.  Dustin has also founded many other successful hacker and technology groups and events such as the InfoSec Southwest (ISSW) hacker conference now in it’s 6th year and the long-running Austin Hackers Anonymous (AHA!) meeting which just recently celebrated it’s first decade and has spawned dozens of “*HA!” offshoot meetings all across the country.

Date / Time:

  • Wednesday. March 22nd
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM CST

Registration / Fee:

A $10 fee is required to attend this webinar.


March 22, 2017 Webinar Fee
Attendee Name
Attendee Email



We look forward to seeing you there!

Upon registration information for logging into this webinar shall be sent to you prior to the event.

For any question about this webinar contact our Education Chair (Norma Antunano)

norma.antunano@asqaustin.org

RUs:

0.1 RUs shall be given for participating in this event.