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May 23, 2011

Mtg: Understanding Six Sigma’s FMEA to Prevent Catastrophic Failures (i.e. San Bruno Pipeline Explosion, Japan’s Nuclear Reactor Meltdowns)

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TUESDAY May 24, 2011
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Anthony Tarantino, consultant, instructor and author
Time: Optional dinner at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: no cost for presentation
Place: Dinner at El Torito Mexican Restaurant, 2950 Lakeside Dr., Santa Clara; talk at Applied Materials Bowers Cafe, 3090 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a very popular approach and systematic method created by quality engineers in the Defense department over 60 years ago. It has been successfully applied in a wide variety of disciplines and industries to:
– Recognize, evaluate, and prioritize potential failures and their effects
– Identify actions which could eliminate or reduce the chance of potential failure occurring
– Generate a living document that can be used to anticipate and prevent failures from occurring
Why use an FMEA?
– Improves the quality, reliability, and safety of products and processes in a proactive manner.
– Helps to increase customer satisfaction, by proactively addressing failures that keep us from meeting critical customer requirements in processes or products
– Reduces product development timing and cost
– Documents and tracks actions taken to reduce risk; Prioritize areas of focus
The recent PG&E pipeline explosion in San Bruno, the Nuclear Power Plant meltdowns in Japan, and Toyota’s product failures are some of the more recent and spectacular examples in which a robust FMEA could have been used to prevent or at least mitigate catastrophic operational risk failures.
Join Tony for a highly interactive session in which he will demonstrate the value of FMEA and show how you can apply it to the tough problems you face in design, safety, reliability, cost reduction, and customer satisfaction.

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