November 17, 2016 Dinner Meeting

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Case Studies in Quality

Presented by ASQ Management


RIASQ Dinner Meeting November 17, 2016
How to Calibrate Humans: An MSA Approach for Evaluating Attributes
An ASQ Quality Management Division - Inspection Division Joint Webinar
Humans CAN BE calibrated. Many businesses need to rely upon the skills of their personnel to interpret attribute features.
This interactive session enables participants to learn how to develop, create, execute and interpret an Attribute Agreement
Analysis (AAA) so that rework and returns can be effectively reduced. An AAA is an "MSA for attributes." Attendees will see how they can apply this tool to their own organizations while learning how to mitigate business cost exposure.
Here are the general concepts covered in the session:

        Defining Attribute Agreement Analysis (AAA): 20 min. A review of basic AAA analysis; the 3 basic types of agreements: Agreement with oneself, Agreement to a peer, Agreement to the standard; the "Statistical AAA" and the Kappa value; confidence levels for the result bands; incorporation of AAA into the Control Plan and frequency of "calibration".

        How It Works: 10 min. While reviewing the concepts, the audience will be undergoing a live simulation via an in-session exercise so that they can experience the 3 basic types of agreements. This is a very quick exercise.

        Benefits of the Calibrated Human: 10 min. Multiple benefits when calibrating the human operator will be reviewed via an interactive Pros/Cons discussion, including general benefits of reductions in internal/external rework, returns, premium freight, arguments, etc.

Key Objectives: To help people understand how AAA can be effectively utilized for mitigating business loss; increased understanding of how to actually perform the analysis; build confidence in the ability to calibrate a human operator; develop an objective method to qualify a human "gage"

JdMarhevko is currently the VP of Quality, Lean and EHS for Accuride Corporation. Four (4) Accuride sites have won the prestigious Manufacturing Excellence Award (in 2014-2016). She has been involved in Operations and Lean/Six Sigma efforts for almost 30 years across a variety of industries. Jd is an ASQ Fellow. In 2016, Jd was awarded both the Shainin Medal and honored as one of the top 100 Women in Manufacturing by Washington DCs Manufacturing Institute. With ASQ she also holds the CMQ/OE, CQE, CSSBB and is a ASQ Certified Trainer for a variety of Quality Tools. She is an MBB and has held various Baldrige Assessor roles. Jd is a Past-Chair of the ASQ Quality Management Division (QMD), a 24,000-member organization and supports several ASQ divisions in a variety of capacities. Jd is a Howard Jones awardee, the QMDs highest honor. She holds a BSE from Oakland University in MI and an MSA from Central Michigan University.

Location:  Tyco Fire Protection, 1467 Elmwood Ave., Cranston, RI 02910 Click Here for Map



5:15 pm - Registration and Networking 
6:00 - 7:00 pm - Program
7:15 pm - Dinner



Prices: $30 members and guests,  $15 unemployed members



ASQ Recertification: Dinner meeting earns 0.3 RU

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