ASQ Tucson Old Pueblo Section (TOPS)

The American Society for Quality (ASQ) has been the leading quality improvement organization in the United States for more than 70 years. Its members have initiated most of the quality methods used throughout the world, including statistical process control, quality cost measurement and control, total quality management, failure analysis, and zero defects.

Come join us for your personal professional development and share your experiences to help others improve their quality management skills!

Upcoming Events

Dec
13
Tue
2016
December Membership Meeting–FMEA @ Modular Mining Systems
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Modular Mining is located at

3289 E. Hemisphere Loop

Tucson, AZ 85706

Matt DeVito, Programs Chair and Quality & Operations Mgr, Consumer Products SBU, Rainbird Corporation, will present his insights on the versatility of Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA).  As summarized on the ASQ web site:

Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) is a step-by-step approach for identifying all possible failures in a design, a manufacturing or assembly process, or a product or service.

“Failure modes” means the ways, or modes, in which something might fail. Failures are any errors or defects, especially ones that affect the customer, and can be potential or actual.

“Effects analysis” refers to studying the consequences of those failures.

Failures are prioritized according to how serious their consequences are, how frequently they occur and how easily they can be detected. The purpose of the FMEA is to take actions to eliminate or reduce failures, starting with the highest-priority ones.

Failure modes and effects analysis also documents current knowledge and actions about the risks of failures, for use in continuous improvement. FMEA is used during design to prevent failures. Later it’s used for control, before and during ongoing operation of the process. Ideally, FMEA begins during the earliest conceptual stages of design and continues throughout the life of the product or service.

Begun in the 1940s by the U.S. military, FMEA was further developed by the aerospace and automotive industries. Several industries maintain formal FMEA standards.

Join us for this informational presentation.

 

Section News

!!November’s Membership meeting has been postponed to December!!

You are welcome to join the Leadership Committee as we use this time to set out the strategic objectives for the section for CY2017.

The committee is meeting on Tuesday, November 15th, at the Hotel Tucson City Center, 475 N Granada Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701, at 5:45PM.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Section Chair, Ramesh Nepal, [email protected].

Hello Fellow ASQ Certified Professionals,

In case we have not yet met at a recent ASQ function, please let me introduce myself. My name is Ron Gryniewicz, and I am the new Education Chair for ASQ-Tucson Chapter. ASQ-Tucson has not had an Education Chair or a schedule of educational courses for some time; the ASQ-Tucson Board and I would like to change that fact. However, before we can offer classes, we need to fill our “bullpen” with capable instructors.

If you are interested in joining ASQ Tucson’s team of instructors, please complete the Instructor Application and submit it to me. In addition, please provide a summary of your credentials or experience in teaching, presenting seminars/workshops, and other similar information.

Do feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns that you may have.

Ron Gryniewicz
ASQ-Tucson Education Chair