Six Sigma SIG Update

Six Sigma SIG is our ASQ Raleigh Chapter’s special interest group that focuses on Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma methodologies. In our meetings we showcase our members and special guest’s project work as well as tutorials on new and cutting edge quality tools.

Our meetings are very informal with a lot of question and answer time allowing us to delve deeply into some very interesting topics.  Please be a part of our growing and interesting group. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.

Click here to register:  Register Here January 26th, 2016 SSSIG

Presenter:  Fred Rich

Topic:  A Simple Reliability Analysis of a Methane Reclamation Generator Site

Presentation Summary:  This presentation will be an overview of a simple reliability analysis of a landfill methane reclamation generator site. We will look at the uptime/downtime and maintenance data from this five generator site to ascertain the availability of each generator.  From this we can identify where the efficiency losses are and develop a project plan to improve uptime and profitability.  The goal of this presentation is for you to be exposed to simple reliability measurements and see how to calculate them from the raw data table.

Presenter Bios:  Fred Rich is currently the General Manager of Parts Operations and Master Black Belt at Gregory Poole Equipment Company where he has worked for 32 years.

Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Time: 5:30pm with 30 minutes of socializing and promptly begin the presentations at 6:00pm.  Typically we are finished between 7:00pm and 7:30pm depending on discussion and question time.


SAS Institute

100 SAS Campus Drive

Building F, Room F101

Cary, NC  27513

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Lite refreshments are served.

Share your Six Sigma experiences with ASQ SIG. Tell us about your Six Sigma and Lean project success or get help with issues. Presenters receive 1.0 RU credit towards ASQ certification renewal and a personal gift card.

If interested, please contact Byron Wingerd at or Fred Rich at