Temecula Valley Section 0713

January 2019 Monthly Dinner Meeting

Topic: “Reliability – Standards, Statistics and Engineering”

Who: Frank De Meo

When: Thursday, January 17th,, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Where: Temecula Library Community Room B
30600 Pauba Road,
Temecula, CA 92592

Dinner Cost: $20.00 for members
$25.00 for non-members

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Presentation Title: “Reliability – Standards, Statistics and Engineering”

Abstract: Reliability – Standards, Statistics and Engineering

Frank will present Reliability from several points of view.

1. Standards and procedures

2. Statistical methods

3. System Engineering

Of course, we will have some hands-on learning exercise.


For reference on this topic, see the following information from ASQ

Quality = Does it perform its intended function?

Reliability = How long will it do so?

Reliability can be defined as the probability that a product, system or service will perform its intended function adequately for a specified period of time, operating in a defined operating environment without failure.

Components of this definition:

  • Probability: the likelihood of mission success.
  • Intended function: for example, to light, cut, rotate or heat.
  • Satisfactory: perform according to a specification, with an acceptable degree of compliance.
  • Specific period of time: minutes, days, months or number of cycles.
  • Specified conditions: for example, temperature, speed or pressure.

Stated another way, reliability is

  • Probability of success
  • Durability
  • Dependability
  • Quality over time
  • Availability to perform a function

Common examples:

  • “This car is under warranty for 40,000 miles or 3 years, whichever comes first.”
  • “This mower has a lifetime guarantee.”

Excerpted from Mark L. Crossley, The Desk Reference of Statistical Quality Methods, page 391.

Presentation Speaker: Frank De Meo

Mr. Frank De Meo, M.A., an Accredited Professional Statistician™, accredited by the American Statistical Association, holds a B.S. and M.A. in 
Mathematics and has over 35 years of experience applying statistical and mathematical methods in the medical devices, electronics and aerospace 
industries. Frank has extensive experience in applying statistical and mathematical methods in solving product development and manufacturing 
quality and manufacturing issues. Those who have heard Frank present in the past say he makes every subject he presents “EXCITING”

Join us for a wonderful presentation of “Reliability – Standards, Statistics and Engineering” on January 17th, 2019 at 6:00pm!!!

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The “angle of perception” used by auditors, and how to expand it using the “missing senses” to soak up evidence like a sponge.
Learn how auditees hide nonconformities in plain view, based on predicted auditor behavior.
Never again have your audit findings challenged because of weak evidence.
Speaker Bio: Christopher Paris is a former Chemical Process Engineer, and has worked with ISO 9001 systems since 1988.  In 1999, he founded Oxebridge Quality Resources, an ISO 9001 and AS9100 consulting firm whose clients include SpaceX, Lufthansa, L3 Communications, and
200 small and medium sized organizations. He was a member of the US TAG to TC 176,
and is an international speaker on the subject of quality and ISO 9001, primarily advocating
for the point of view of standards users.  Click Here for more on Christopher Paris bio.