November 2 Ann Arbor Section Meeting:  Reliability Through Design for Six Sigma 2348
November 2 Ann Arbor Section Meeting: Reliability Through Design for Six Sigma
Monday November 2, 2020 – Speaker:  Dr. Jianhua Zhou; Reliability Through Design for Six Sigma
  • The meeting will be open to join at 5:45 PM, Presentations start at 6PM, ends at about 7:00 PM. 
  • We will have an officer / volunteer meeting at about 7:15 PM for those who wish to join in.

Abstract: Avoiding failure modes is the ultimate goal of reliability engineering. Design for Six Sigma is a process that can help to achieve this goal at every stage of product development process. In this presentation, the speaker will present how Design for Six Sigma is integrated into Engineering Plan for Failure Mode Avoidance. The speaker will use an example of beam to demonstrate this process.
About Jay Zhou
Dr. Jianhua Zhou is Consultant at JHZ Strategic QA. Prior to this, he worked for Ford Motor Company where he held various positions including Vice President of Ford Asia Pacific Quality and New Model Programs, Corporate Executive Technical Leader and Member of Technology Advisory Board. Dr. Zhou has been actively involved in professional societies. He is Fellow of American Society for Quality and Chief Technical Expert of ASQ Shanghai. He also serves as an Associate Editor of SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing
As Corporate Executive Technical Leader, Dr. Zhou was responsible for developing and deploying Corporate Quality Strategy, Quality Systems and Quality Business Plan throughout Ford World. He trained more than fifteen thousand engineers in Asia Pacific, North America, South America, Europe and South Africa. His training subjects include quality, reliability, robust engineering, problem solving and failure mode avoidance. Dr. Zhou also visited and trained numerous suppliers in US, China, Brazil, Mexico, Slovakia and Italy.
As Vice President of Ford Asia Pacific and then Ford China Quality and New Model Programs, Dr. Zhou was responsible for vehicle and powertrain new model launches and prototype builds throughout Asia Pacific region (China, Thailand, India, Australia, Vietnam, Taiwan). He was also responsible for driving Quality Business Plan deliveries at five Ford and JV engineering centers, eleven vehicle assembly plants and five powertrain plants. Additionally, he was responsibilities launching vehicles to export markets (North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa) and addressing imported vehicle quality.
Dr. Zhou has published more than thirty technical papers including the one on Japan Journal of Quality Forum. He has been a key note speaker and panelist at various international conferences and symposiums. He was a three-time award winner of Taguchi Robust Design. In 2009 ASQ recognized Dr. Zhou the Quality Professional of the Year. In 2015 ASQ bestowed him ASQ Fellow for his contribution to advancing quality. He holds a US patent on vehicle durability.
Date & Time
Monday November 2nd, 2020 4:45pm CST
End Date & Time
Monday November 2nd, 2020 6:00pm CST
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  • People completing the survey will be entered into our end of season drawing for a free ASQ membership revewal.
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Date & Time: 11/02/2020 05:45:00 PM EST