GYRS 2019 (Reliability Symposium)

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Architecture Auditorium and Gallery

Lawrence Technological University

21000 West Ten Mile Road

Southfield, MI 48075

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Guangbin Yang Reliability Symposium (GYRS 2019)

August 20, 2019, 7 AM- 5 PM

Organizer: FCA US LLC

Main Sponsor: ASQ Automotive Division

Silver Sponsors:

PLATO Solutions by Software

Host: Lawrence Technological University


07:00 AM – 08:00 AM Breakfast, Registration, and Expo Session

08:00 AM – 08:05 AM Host Welcome Message: Virinder K. Moudgil, President and CEO of Lawrence Technological University (LTU)

08:05 AM – 08:30 AM Keynote Speaker: Mark Champine, Head of Quality, NAFTA, FCA US LLC

08:30 AM – 09:10 AM Craig Hysong, President, Shainin – The Red X® Company

“Resilient Engineering – Focusing on What Must Go Right Rather Than All That Can Go Wrong”

09:10 AM – 09:50 AM Matthew Trent, Manager of Powertrain Six Sigma, Ford Motor Company

“The Importance of Transfer Function Physics in Determination of Root Cause”

09:50 AM – 10:10 AM Networking, Coffee Break, and Expo Session

10:10 AM – 10:50 AM Desmond Mahadeo, Project Manager for Plato North America

“A Modern Approach: Integrating Functional Safety & Quality Risk Management”

10:50 AM – 11:30 AM Judson Estes, Head of Global Reactive Instruction and Practice, FCA US LLC

“Creating a Prediction from the Data of the Past”

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Lunch and Expo Session

12:30 PM – 12:40 PM Main Sponsor Message, Ken Coll, Chair, ASQ Automotive Division

12:40 PM – 01:20 PM Shiva Bhardwaj, Founder and CEO, Ansik, Inc.; Steve Doemer, Vehicle Emissions Laboratory Engineer, Hyundai Kia America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI)

“Improving Automotive Development Cycles and Powertrain Reliability by Using Real Driving Emission and Performance Data”

01:20 PM – 02:00 PM Keith M. Hodgson, Sr. Reliability/Test Engineer, Ford Motor Company

“Introduction to SAE J3168 Reliability Physics Analysis of Electrical, Electronic and Electromechanical (EEE) Equipment and Modules”

02:00 PM – 02:20 PM Networking, Coffee Break, and Expo Session

02:20 PM – 04:00 PM Panel Discussion

“AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook Methodology - Effects on the North American Auto Industry”

Panel Moderator: Jim McLeish, Principle Consulting Engineer, ANSYS - DfR Solutions

Scott A. Gray, Director, Quality Products and Services, Automotive Industry Action Group (AIGA)

Rhonda Brender, Engineering Manager and Corporate FMEA, Nexteer Automotive

John Opie, Retiree, FCA US LLC

Richard Harpster, Consultant, Harpco Systems Inc.

Edward Myzienski, Sr Technical Specialist - Reliability, FCA US LLC

Bill Haughey, Founder and President, ReliaTrain

Mary Rowzee, Reliability Risk Reduction, LLC.

Carl S. Carlson, Carlson Reliability Consulting, GM Retiree

04:00 PM – 05:00 PM Networking and Expo Session

Expo Session Participants

Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)
HBM Prenscia
PLATO Solutions by Software
APTIVE Connected Services
HARPCO Systems, Inc.
Oakland University, Systems and Industrial Engineering Department
IPC--Association Connecting Electronics Industries
IEOM Society International
Shainin- The Red X Company
ANSYS DFR Solutions

Quality, Reliability and Analytics Services, LLC

GYRS 2019 Location

Architecture Auditorium and Gallery (A200 and A210)
Lawrence Technological University
21000 West Ten Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075
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Parking is free. You can park in parking lot A or G.

GYRS 2019 Conference Chair

Mohammadsadegh Mobin, Ph.D.

Powertrain Quality Reliability Engineer



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