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.

No ASQ membership or Lean Six Sigma experience is required to attend.

Click here to register:  Register for October 29, 2019 SSSIG

Presenter: Doug Gorman

Presenter Bio: Doug is a Sr. Staff Statistician at Becton Dickenson.  He works in the corporate quality engineering group and consults across the organization on statistical aspects of validation, R&D, process development, and problem-solving.  Prior to his role at BD he worked at Minitab for 17 years as a trainer, consultant, and product manager for Companion by Minitab®.  Doug has a master’s degrees in both statistics and engineering and was a black belt in the automotive industry, where he worked for Eaton Corporation and General Motors/Delphi Thermal Systems.

Presentation Title:  Using repeats in gage studies when the part being measured degrades when tested repeatedly

Presentation Summary: Sometimes the process of measuring a part changes the characteristic of interest.  In this situation, it is natural to treat the test method as destructive since repeat measurements will exhibit variation that is not repeatability, but rather a change in performance or degradation.  When performing gage RR studies with destructive tests, part-to-part variation is always confounded with measurement system repeatability.  In cases where part-to-part variation is large, destructive tests often struggle to pass typical RR acceptance criteria.  In some cases, taking repeat measures can de-confound the repeatability when the repeats exhibit a predictable pattern.  This talk explains how to run a pseudo-destructive RR and how to analyze the result in Minitab.

Date:  October 29, 2019

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.


Gregory Poole Equipment Company
4807 Beryl Road
Raleigh, NC  27606

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.

Attendees receive 0.5 RU credit, and presenters receive 1 RU credit towards ASQ certification renewal.

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