June 2018 ASQ Blue Ridge Lunchtime Webinar #2 203
June 2018 ASQ Blue Ridge Lunchtime Webinar #2

"Function-Based Resiliency: Improving Performance through Adaptive Management”

Overview: Resiliency is an overworked, poorly understood, and evolving term in its application to both the built and natural environment. The relationship of resiliency to reliability and risk has become more confusing to practitioners in recent years. For example, the environmental sector has made the term synonymous with “sustainability”, and the aviation sector has taken the term in a different direction as part of “resilience engineering.” This webinar provides clarity around the different aspects of and highlights the power of a resiliency approach through case studies and a survey of front-line resiliency professionals. The presenter argues that the new concept of function-based resiliency, directed at preserving and improving functions, is the most effective approach for systems design and management.

This virtual session will present the argument that adaptive management applied to the resiliency of primary functions is the preferred technique for design, evaluation, and performance over the life-cycle of complex systems. Furthermore, function-based resiliency is a more practical and optimal primary approach than prevention-based and risk-based approaches that have dominated industry thinking over recent decades. Case examples will be provided related to an industrial process that experienced a major chemical feed system failure and a major ecosystem.

About the Presenter: JD Solomon, PE, CRE, CMRP is an engineer, planner, consultant, and facilitator. His experience in reliability, risk, and resiliency includes both the built and natural environments.  JD received his BS degree from NC State University, an MBA degree from the University of South Carolina, and a professional certificate in Strategic Decisions and Risk Management from Stanford.  He currently serves by gubernatorial appointment as chairman of the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission (EMC), the state’s environmental rule-making body. JD is also the author of the book, Communicating Reliability, Risk, and Resiliency to Decision Makers. 

EVENT DATE: Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Virtual Meeting (using WebEx)          

           12:00PM-1:00PM EDT:  Presentation (BYOL - “bring your own lunch”)

           Meeting log-in information will be provided after you have registered, using the Eventbrite link shown below.

ASQ membership is NOT required to attend this event, so please share this information with your friends and colleagues!

Registration deadline: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 11:00 AM EDT

Date & Time
06/13/2018 12:00pm EDT
End Date & Time
06/13/2018 01:00pm EDT
Virtual (On-Line)