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2018 Inspection Division Conference


October 18 – 19, 2018  |  Memphis, TN   

Advance Your Quality Expertise

The Inspection Division is pleased to announce that it will be offering four courses preceding the conference. All Courses will be held at the Fogelman Executive Conference Center & Hotel. Course registration includes continental breakfast, lunch and breaks. Discounted hotel rooms are available.

All Workshops will be held at the Fogelman Executive Conference Center & Hotel.

Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam Preparation 3 Day Course

Pre Conference 3 Day Course
 

Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam Preparation Course

Prepare for the ASQ Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt exam as you review and practice the areas of the Body of Knowledge.

Reinforce your current understanding of the Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt (SSYB) Body of Knowledge. Get practice in applications that may not be used every day, and become familiar with “exam-style” questions throughout the course.

Students receive course materials and a copy of ASQ’s Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt Handbook. Please bring a non-programmable calculator to class (T130 is recommended).

Note: This course is a refresher and though the Body of Knowledge will be covered in its entirety, due to time limitations, this course is not intended to cover all the components of the Body of Knowledge in great depth. Taking this course does not constitute, nor imply, the successful passing of the ASQ Six Sigma Yellow Belt examination.
 

Monday, Oct. 15 – Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018

Instructor: Jim Spichiger

ASQ Member price: $899
Non-member price: $1099
 

CQT Exam Preparation 3 Day Course

Pre Conference 3 Day Course
 

CQT Exam Preparation Course

Prepare for the ASQ Certified Quality Technician exam as you review and practice the areas of the Body of Knowledge. Reinforce your current understanding of the Certified Quality Technician (CQT) Body of Knowledge. Get practice in applications that may not be used every day, and become familiar with “exam-style” questions throughout the course.

Students receive course materials and a copy of ASQ’s Certified Quality Technician Handbook: Second Edition. Please bring a non-programmable calculator to class (T130 is recommended).

Note: This course is a refresher and though the Body of Knowledge will be covered in its entirety, due to time limitations, this course is not intended to cover all the components of the Body of Knowledge in great depth. Taking this course does not constitute, nor imply, the successful passing of the ASQ Certified Quality Technician examination.

Monday, Oct. 15 – Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018

Instructor: John Vandenbemden
ASQ Member price: $999
Non-member price: $1299

Audit Division CQA Exam Refresher 3 Day Course

Pre Conference 3 Day Course
 

The Audit Division CQA Exam Refresher Course

The Certified Quality Auditor Exam Refresher training, developed and delivered by CQAs from the Audit Division of ASQ, is a three-day course designed and taught to help experienced auditors become better prepared for the CQA Examination.

Through discussion, review and practice, attendees will become thoroughly familiar with the complete body of knowledge for the CQA exam. Class discussions include an in-depth overview of the exam process, along with the rationales for correct answers.

Sample test questions and answers offer participants a better understanding of the basic principles and applications that will appear on the examination. Attendees at this course also receive a copy of “The ASQ Auditing Handbook Fourth Edition” which is a reference source for the CQA Exam.

Intended Audience: This class is designed for experienced auditors and others seeking preparation for taking the CQA exam. It is not intended as a beginner’s basic auditing class. Students can earn 2.2 CEUs for full course attendance.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the CQA Body of Knowledge
  • Prepare to sit for and pass the CQA exam
  • Understand audit fundamentals, audit processes, auditor competencies, audit program and business application, and quality tools and techniques
  • Analyze elements of a quality system Determine a quality system’s adherence to requirements of industrial management and quality evaluation and control systems

Topics Covered

Part I Auditing Fundamentals

  1. Types of Quality Audits
  2. Purpose and Scope of Audits
  3. Criteria to Audit Against
  4. Roles and Responsibilities of Audit Participants
  5. Professional Conduct and Consequences for Auditors

Part II Audit Process

  1. Audit Preparation and Planning
  2. Audit Performance
  3. Audit Reporting
  4. Audit Follow- up and Closure

Part III Auditor Competencies

  1. Auditor Characteristics
  2. On-Site Audit Resource Management
  3. Conflict Resolution
  4. Communication and Presentation Techniques
  5. Interviewing Techniques
  6. Team Dynamics

Part IV Audit Program Management and Business Applications

  1. Audit Program Management
  2. Business and Financial Impact

Part V Quality Tools and Techniques

  1. Basic Quality and Problem- Solving Tools
  2. Process Improvement Techniques
  3. Basic Statistics
  4. Process Variation
  5. Sampling Methods
  6. Change Control and Configuration Management
  7. Verification and Validation
  8. Risk Management Tools
Monday, Oct. 15 – Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018

Instructor: Kevin Posey

ASQ Member price: $999
Non-member price: $1299
 

CQI Exam Prep 2 Day Course

Pre Conference 2 Day Course
 

CQI Exam Preparation Course

Prepare for the ASQ Certified Quality Inspector exam as you review and practice the areas of the Body of Knowledge.

Reinforce your current understanding of the Certified Quality Inspector (CQI) Body of Knowledge. Get practice in applications that may not be used every day, and become familiar with “exam-style” questions throughout the course.

Students receive course materials and a copy of ASQ’s Certified Quality Inspector Handbook: Second Edition. Please bring a non-programmable calculator to class (T130 is recommended).

Note: This course is a refresher and though the Body of Knowledge will be covered in its entirety, due to time limitations, this course is not intended to cover all the components of the Body of Knowledge in great depth. Taking this course does not constitute, nor imply, the successful passing of the ASQ Certified Quality Inspector examination.

Tuesday, Oct. 16 – Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018

Instructor: Josh Worthley
ASQ Member price: $799
Non-member price: $999

Fundamentals of GD&T 2 Day Course

Pre Conference 2 Day Course
 

Fundamentals of GD&T Course

Industry uses Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) to specify contractual requirements. Unfortunately, many people within industry have a flawed or incomplete understanding of the subject. This basic course builds competence to correctly apply and interpret the rules, definitions, principles, and symbols per the American National Standard, ASME Y14.5-2009, in only two days! This course also provides a common language to improve communication, so set-up requirements and tolerance zones are clearly understood by all.

Course Outline

  1. Definitions and Fundamental Rules
  2. Dimensions, Tolerances and GD&T
  3. Datum Features and Datum Schemes
  4. Form Tolerances
  5. Orientation Tolerances
  6. Location Tolerances
  7. Profile Tolerances
  8. Runout Tolerances
  9. Other Related Thoughts
  10. A Business Case for GD&T

Key Course Objectives

  • Learn the rules, definitions, and symbols of ASME Y14.5 – 2009 and Y14.5M – 1994.
  • Interpret specified feature control frames.
  • Interpret and simulate specified datum reference frames.
  • Describe the shape, size, and location of tolerance zones.
  • Calculate feature size requirements given specified tolerances.

Tuesday, Oct. 16 – Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018

Instructor: Mark A. Morris
ASQ Member price: $599
Non-member price: $799

Measurement Uncertainty 2 Day Course

Pre Conference 2 Day Course
 

Measurement Uncertainty Course

This seminar covers the basics of measurement uncertainty analysis including uncertainty analysis including uncertainty components, simple statistics, statistics on the calculator, combining uncertainties, control charts, GUM (Guide to the Uncertainty of Measurements) and analysis of uncertainty budgets, complete with examples and problems. This workshop presents a combination of lecture and classroom exercises to demonstrate the principles of measurement uncertainty analysis.

Target Audience: Calibration technicians, quality managers, engineers, quality technicians, and other users of uncertainty budgets.

Course Outline:

Basic Terminology

  • Why do we need uncertainty and what is it?
  • Importance of uncertainty in measurements
  • Uncertainty Analysis Concepts
  • Measurements, error and uncertainty
  • Uncertainty components (contributors to error)
  • Random and systematic errors

Basic Statistics Concepts

  • Populations and Samples
  • Data, means, modes and medians
  • Standard deviation and variance
  • Distributions
  • RSS (Root-sum-squares)
  • Confidence levels
  • Combination of uncertainties

Understanding the Uncertainty Budget

  • Role in accreditation, liability, traceability
  • Accepted definitions of uncertainty, e.g., GUM (others?)
  • Type A and Type B computations
  • Analyzing and interpreting data
  • Uncertainty statements and notes

Controlling Measurements and Processes

  • Measurement assurance programs
  • Check standards
  • Control charts
  • Error budgets

Developing an Uncertainty Budget

  • Evaluation of accuracy ratios for instruments
  • Quantifying random uncertainties (examples and problems)
  • Quantifying systematic uncertainties (examples and problems)

Tuesday, Oct. 16 – Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018

Instructor: Anish Shah

ASQ Member price: $699
Non-member price: $845

Thursday, October 18 Workshops

Workshops

Thursday, October 18 10:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.


Acceptance Sampling

Presenter: John Vandenbemden
Sampling is one of the most fundamental activities an organization conducts to validate and verify a product is in conformity or a process is operating as it was designed to do. Sampling has a significant impact on resources, time to sample, time to perform an inspection or test, time to document results, and time to take required action as needed.

This workshop will start with a brief introduction of the basics and fundamentals of sampling. This will create the foundation to move into acceptance sampling. Both attribute and variable sampling plans will be presented. The workshop will include hands-on application of the tables associated with acceptance sampling plans; ANSI standards Z1.4 and Z1.9.
 

Basic Inspection: Beginning Level

Advance registration is required – limit 16 people
Presenter: Gregory Gay
The focus of this workshop is to get precision tools into the hands of the attendees and to review the proper procedures to achieve precise measurements. Parts will be provided to the class in order to practice precision measurement. Attendees will be using micrometers, calipers, pin gages, gage blocks, dial indicators, depth gages, height stands with surface plates, and additional hand precision measuring tools. This workshop will also cover use of go/no-go gages, functional gages, and how to determine correct gage pin sizes. Not only will each attendee conduct measurements but there will also be some group measurements with analysis of the results. The workshop includes a discussion of calibration and the need to check gages prior to use.

Friday, October 19 Workshops

Workshops

Friday, October 19 10:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.


Core Tools

Advance registration is required – limit 20 people
Presenter: JD Marhevko
This is an interactive session on how to use Core Tools such as Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Dynamic Control Plans (DCP) (a blend of the Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA) and Control Plan (CP)), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA) and Statistical Process Control (SPC). Attendees will actively participate in the development of each these tools across the session and understand their key functions in an organization. Several successful examples across various business types will be shared. Attendees will walk away with various samples that they can use in their own organizations.
 

Managing Risk in Calibration

Advance registration is required – limit 16 people
Presenter: Dilip Shah, E = mc3 Solutions
The new ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and the current ISO 9001:2015 standards have requirements for consideration of risk in the organization’s quality management system. This hands-on interactive workshop engages the attendees on the understanding of risk as it applies to its calibration and inspection activities. After understanding the concepts of risk, the attendees will conduct an estimation of measurement uncertainty budget for inspection tools such as calipers and micrometers. They will then assess the risk on the inspection of parts that they will measure. Upon completion of this interactive workshop, the attendees will have the following learning outcome:

  1. Understanding of measurement related terminology including risk.
  2. Understanding and application of measurement uncertainty estimation and how it impacts Metrological Traceability, calibration and inspection activities.
  3. Confidence in making compliance decisions (pass/fail, go/no-go) on inspection of parts while minimizing risk.
  4. Specifying calibration services to minimize risk.
Technical Programs

Technical Programs

The technical program provides 16 sessions, each 45 minutes in length.
Track A: Product tutorials, Standards, and Food/Medical Device
Track B: Career/Personal Development and Six Sigma
Track C: Product tutorials, Audits, and Supplier Quality
Track D: Automotive and Manufacturing

The technical program includes presentation on a variety of topics and speakers from these industries:

  • Audits
  • Automotive
  • Education
  • Food (HACCP, HARPC, FSMA, GFSI, etc.)
  • Medical device (FDA)
  • Manufacturing
  • Metrology
  • Supplier Quality