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ASQ Columbus Section May 2024 Dinner Meeting Recording

By Jacob Chacko posted 06/14/24 12:12 PM


Below is a link to the recording of the ASQ Columbus Section May Dinner Meeting. 


Presentation Title: Quality Tool Series-  Catapult Simulation to conduct Designed Experiments and create Control Charts

Summary of presentation: The Catapult is used by hundreds of companies and universities for demonstrating and training for topics such as designed experiments, statistical process control (SPC) charts, basic statistics, and cause and effect training. Just like any process, the catapult has many controllable factors that impact the outcome (distance) of the projected ball. It is great for team exercises and for applying statistical methods to real problems. It makes training fun!

In this session, we will use the catapult to create a control chart based on a combination of process parameter settings. Once the control chart is set up with a centerline and control limits, we will generate and plot more data and check for special-cause variation. By building a control chart, we will be able to determine if our process is stable (free from special causes of variation). When our process is stable, prediction can also be made about its capability.

Come and learn how to use these great tool for teaching various statistical quality topics at your organization.

About the Speakers

Mustafa Shraim

Mustafa Shraim is an Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering Technology & Management at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from West Virginia University. He teaches courses in quality management systems, statistical quality control, and leadership. His research interests are in quality engineering, management, and the Deming management methods.

He has over 20 years of industrial experience as a quality engineer, corporate quality manager, and a consultant in quality management systems, statistical methods, and quality improvement.  He facilitated Lean projects and mentored project leaders in Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen (A3) methodology, and 5S systems.  Mustafa is a Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) and Six Sigma Black Belt (SSBB) by ASQ, and a certified QMS Principal Auditor by IRCA. He is also an ASQ Fellow since 2007.

Bill Soller 

Bill is the Principal of Corporate Advantage Network, LLC. He utilizes Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge along with the technical quality tools to assist organizations in their journey of continual improvement. He has coached and improved many types and sizes of organizations over several decades. He has over 30 years of extensive Deming, Lean Six Sigma, Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001, IATF 16949, ISO 14001, ISO 13485, AS9100), Quality Engineering and Supply Chain Management experience in a variety of businesses.

Bill is a Senior Member and the Chair of the Columbus, OH section of the American Society for Quality. He holds certifications from ASQ as a Certified Quality Engineer, Certified Quality Auditor, and Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence.