ASQ Automotive Division Webinar:
Guangbin Yang Quality Symposium
Wednesday November 10th, 2021
Noon to 3:00PM EST
Duration 3 Hours
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12:00 – 12:05 PM   Welcome Message/Agenda

12:05 –12:15 PM   Message from the ASQ Automotive Division Chair

12:15  – 12:45 PM  Keynote Speaker: Mike Hardie, Director of Operational Excellence at GM

12:45  – 1:15 PM   Kush Shah: Integrating Design Thinking in Six Sigma and DFSS Projects

1:15 – 1:45 PM   Mike Ernat: Problem Solving 101 – Problem Solving Mindset

1:45 – 2:15 PM  Steve Sibrel: Quality 4.0 : Overview and Core Concepts

2:15 – 2:45 PM  Carl Carlson: Reviewing SAE’s New FMEA J1739 Standard

2:45 – 3:00 PM  Closing

About the Symposium:

Guangbin Yang Quality Symposium is an annual symposium conducted in the memory of Dr. Guangbin Yang.  Walter P. Chrysler Technical Fellow Dr. Guangbin Yang (August 22, 1964 - June 12, 2013) was a premier product life cycle reliability engineering and test expert, a patient teacher, and a valued colleague and good friend to many of us in the Greater Detroit area and beyond. He was the husband of Ling Jin and father of Benjamin and Laurence.

Born in Jiexi, Guangdong, China, Guangbin graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Hangzhou Institute of Electronics Engineering, received a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Wayne State University in 2000.  Guangbin made numerous contributions to reliability modeling, test planning, and data analysis. He authored over 60 publications including book, chapter, and technical papers, including Life Cycle Reliability Engineering (2007), Heuristic Degradation Test Plans for Reliability Demonstration (2013), and Accelerated Degradation Test for Rapid Reliability Evaluation (2012). His career included positions at Yazaki, Ford Motor Company, and Chrysler, LLC.

Guangbin Yang was also a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Chair of its Automotive Systems Committee. A Fellow of the American Society for Quality, Guangbin held editorial positions with the International Journal of Reliability, Quality, and Safety Engineering and IEEE, and was Program Chair for the International Society of Science and Applied Technologies International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design. His recognitions include the Ford Powertrain Engineering Achievement Award, IEEE Reliability Society’s “Engineer of the Year”, and listings in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in the World

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Past Events in 2021 (Webinars):
  • 10/6/21 ASQ and ASQE’s Connected Journey
    Join Ann Jordan, the CEO of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and Jim Templin, the CEO of ASQExcellence (ASQE) to learn firsthand how the two societies are embarking on a journey to inspire excellence in order to meet the evolving needs of the global quality community. You’ll also hear more about ASQE’s recently published “Insights on Excellence Automotive Industry Report”, which includes insights from the 2021 Chair Elect of the ASQ Automotive Division, Lou Ann Lathrop. 
  • 9/14/21 ASQ Detroit Joint Meeting with Automotive Division & Ann Arbor Section  Quality Impact by People Power - Subir Chowdhury
  • 7/27/21 Introduction to Shainin Red X Problem Solving
  • 6/28/21 Technical Problem-Solving Tactic of Choice – The Component Swap 
  • 5/20/21 Joint Event w ASQ Detroit Section Supplier PPAP - What Software Does and Does Not Work & Why John Cachat
  • 3/18/21 Applying Law of TRIZ Ideality to achieve Quality “Quality = Minimal Harm to Society” Dr. Taguchi 
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