When Noah was presented plans for the ark, he only had to measure to the nearest Cubit. When Eli Whitney developed interchangeable parts, he didn’t have a micrometer with which to measure to the nearest fraction of an inch. Today, many measurements, whether Weight, Length, Speed, etc., require equipment that reads to several decimal places. However, there is more to measurement than meets the eye. There are sources of measurement variation that can cause parts to appear to meet specifications to you but end up failing a Customer’s incoming inspection. It also could be that you are using a more costly measurement method than needed. Join us for a presentation on the benefits of a valid measurement system and steps to take to make it efficient and effective.
Polaris MEP Project Manager Jeff Stevens has over 30 years of experience in manufacturing as an Engineer, Continuous Improvement Coordinator, and Quality Manager. He has worked in the wire & cable, glass-to-metal seals, aerosol packaging, urethane molding, jewelry, stamping, drawn tube & waveguide, injection molding, and metal turning industries. As a Quality Manager, Jeff championed the compliance of Management Systems to ISO 9001, Pharmaceutical cGMP’s, and the 16949. He has performed Quality Management System audits in the U.S., Canada, and England. As a Continuous Improvement Coordinator, he performed training on Team Management, Facilitation, Structured Problem Solving, 5-S Execution, and SPC. He also led management in their Strategic Planning System, coordinating Capital Budgeting, Sales Forecasting, Resource Planning, and Continuous Improvement Team Chartering. Jeff holds a B.A. in Materials Engineering from Brown University and is certified by the American Society for Quality in Auditing, Quality Engineering, and Management.
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