MN ASQ - Program Meeting - May 2024 - Efficient & Effective DFMEAs

When:  May 14, 2024 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Minnesota Section

May 2024 Program Meeting – “Efficient and Effective DFMEAs” by David Ruether

When: Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Where: (Virtual option available)

St. Cloud State at Plymouth
9750 Rockford Rd
Plymouth, MN 55442

Recertification units available:

0.5 RU Meeting (Business/Networking)
0.1 RU Workshop (1 hour)


6:00 P.M.  Registration & Networking
6:15 P.M.  Welcome, Announcements
6:30 P.M.  Dinner
7:00 P.M.  Presentation:  David Ruether, “Effective and Efficient DFMEAs”
7:55 P.M.  Closing Notes

Dinner Menu:

Entree: Red chili glazed chicken, Roast beef
Sides: Oven-roasted vegetables, Au gratin potatoes, Rice pilaf
Drinks: Assorted Soft Drinks, Coffee and Bottled Water

About the Presentation:

Title: Efficient and Effective DFMEAs

DFMEAs have been touted as significant ‘Value Add’ activities. Yet when actually reviewed, some managers express doubt of the value of the resources expended vs. the insight discovered. The speaker discusses elements of the DFMEA activity where Brainstorming can be replaced with Objective analysis, and a logical building of each step on the previous activity. Thus, the analysis will result in a more complete coverage of the product under review, while expending fewer resources. Also, with a more Objective, repeatable process (i.e. less variation) “Continuous Improvement’ techniques can be leveraged as the organization grows and matures in their use of this tool. Also discussed are some Proactive Processes vs. Reactive Activities that would further enhance the Efficiency of this Risk Management tool.

Who should attend:
Reliability Engineers, Design Assurance Engineers, Design Engineers, Design and Quality Managers.

About Our Speaker:

David has over 40 years of industry experience as a Quality/Reliability Engineer, where he supported product development, manufacturing, and supplier development. He has facilitated over 400 Design Failure Modes and Effects Analyses in multiple product areas including: electronics, human interface, hydraulics, structural, and others. He holds an MBA from University of Minnesota and during his career held six ASQ Certifications: CRE, CQE, CQA, CSQE, CMQ/OE, and CSSBB.

Register now using the link below!


St. Cloud State - Plymouth, Suite 100
9750 Old Rockford Rd
Plymouth, MN 55441
Dial-in Instructions:
For Virtual option registrants, meeting link will be sent via email after registration.