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ASQ September 2014 Mtg–SPC & EPC

Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The September 2014 IndyASQ Dinner Meeting will be held Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the University of Indianapolis.


Process Control: Comparing Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Engineering Process Control (EPC)
Historically two major approaches to managing the variability of manufacturing processes have been developed. Engineering Process Control (EPC) developed out of the process industries (oil, chemical, …) whereas Statistical Process Control (SPC) developed out of the discrete parts industries (auto parts, bottles, …). These two approaches have much in common but also have distinct differences. This presentation will discuss both approaches, pointing out their similarities and differences, as well as showing how each approach makes sense given the attributes of the industries for which they were developed. The presentation will also discuss where each of these approaches should be applied and the ramifications if one is applied when the other should have been used. A hybrid approach, Statistical Process Adjustment (SPA), will also be discussed. Finally, some examples of the applications of some of the ideas discussed will be presented.

Program Speaker:

Dr. Bernard McGarvey
Dr. Bernard McGarvey is the group leader responsible for process modeling applications at Eli Lilly and Company. His group supports the application of process modeling in both manufacturing and process development. He has thirty years experience in manufacturing where he has held positions in process engineering, process control engineering, and technical services. His interests include general mathematical modeling and simulation, process data analysis, capacity/workflow modeling, risk management, fluid dynamics, non-linear model estimation and quality engineering. He has a B. Eng. degree and a Ph. D. from University College Dublin, Ireland. He is the co-author of the book “Dynamic Modeling for Business Management”. He is a member of the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Validation Technology and has been a co-author of a regular column on the Analysis and Control of Variation for this journal. He is on the advisory board for the Department of Chemical Engineering at Rose Hulman Institute of Technology. He is a member of the PDA.

Register at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/asq-sept-2014-dinner-mtg-tickets-12526648543?aff=eorg

Location: University of Indianapolis, 1400 Hanna Avenue, Indianapolis, IN Schwitzer Student Center

Meeting Agenda:

5:30 PM Check In

5:45 PM Brief Workshop

6:00 PM Announcements/Dinner

7:00 PM Speaker

8:00 PM Meeting End

Fee: $12.00 Prepaid / $15.00 at Door CASH/CHECK

Food: Dinner is served buffet style with vegetarian and fresh fruits/salads available

Parking: Parking restrictions in student lots are enforced from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM during academic year. If an area is not marked as a parking stall, it is not intended for parking

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