Topic: What is Design For Reliability (DFR)?
Host: Toledo Section 1006
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Recertification Units: receive 0.5 RU credits.
Registration Link: American Society For Quality WebEx Event Center
Kevin will discuss how Design for Reliability (DFR) was introduced to the UK railroad system, the specific gaps they overcame, and what was required for success. The process is flexible and deals with a wide range of rail products. He will describe the phases and structure of the Network Rail DFR process in an overview of specific mandated steps and summarize the control process that confirms it has been properly applied. Kevin will answer questions. DFR is a structured process of requirements for suppliers to show that they have designed reliability into their products and addressed risks using documented outputs from proven tools. DFR was designed to address unreliability and whole life cost. Network Rail expects suppliers to demonstrate the use of DFR at Product Acceptance (PA) and supplier selection. DFR adds reliability elements to legal & safety requirements.
Kevin is an IMechE Fellow with a passion for continuous improvement found while a Quality Supervisor at Ford’s Dagenham Body and Assembly Plant. He has a patent for an intelligent system to identify squeak and rattle issues using frequency finger-printing. As part of Ford’s world-class Engineering Quality Improvement Program, he trained and supported engineers and managers in TQM tools such as SPC, DoE, FMEA, PS, QFD, and Robustness. He won Ford’s prestigious President’s Customer-Driven Quality Award twice. Kevin was an early Ford 6-Sigma BB and MBB and guided deployment into operations & design communities. Kevin left Ford to join Network Rail’s Maintenance Six Sigma Program which led to very significant savings. As a Senior Business Improvement Manager, he reduced one process from 3 days to 18 seconds. He brought DFR to Network Rail as Reliability Improvement Manager for Signaling, linking reliability tools to the design process. Kevin received a Network Rail Technical Fellowship at level 2, for expertise in the fields of quality and reliability. He is also Deputy Chair of the IMechE’s Safety and Reliability Work Group.
Bruce Barth, 419 704 3666
Team, we have to cancel today's event due to unavoidable circumstances. After consideration, ASQ Toledo Chair has made this decision. Appreciate your understanding.