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Quality Control & Reliability Engineering (QCRE)

Members of this division are involved in quality management, quality measurement and assurance, quality control analysis, inspection criteria and reliability/maintainability of products or services.

Division elects new president-elect and two new board members!

QCRE elections are over, and Haitao Liao will serve as the new president-elect of the division. Two board members were elected to serve two-year terms: Jian Liu and Kamaran Paynabar. Congratulations to all! 

William A.J. Golomski Award presented at RAMS 2013

Ming J. Zuo and Ramin Moghaddass, University of Albertawere recognized at the 2013 Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS) for their paper, "Fault Diagnosis for Multi-State Equipment with Multiple Failure Modes," and selected as the winners of the 2012 William A.J. Golomski Award. The Golomski Award recognizes the outstanding RAMS paper authored or co-authored by a member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. Past Winners 

2013 Student Paper Award Winner

Kaibo Liu, Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta), was the winner of the 2013 QCRE Student Paper Award for his paper, "Adaptive Sensor Allocation Strategy for Process Monitoring and Diagnosis in a Bayesian Network."

Member Survey Results

QCRE conducted a member survey to discover the interests of our Division as a starting point for developing a QCRE Track in the Applied Solutions Conference (ASC). While we sent the survey out to all of our members (more than 2,500 of us), we had 62 respondents to the survey. The topics that respondents felt had the most degree of challenge for IE’s were (presented in order of the percent of respondents that graded the item at the top of the scale):

  • Developing actionable performance measurement systems that predict gaps in results based on in-process performance monitors for both business and technical indicators of process performance (41 percent).
  • Engaging front-line workers in performance improvement activities which encourage their innovative participation in identifying, evaluating, experimenting, and executing performance improvements in their work environment (41 percent).
  • Integrating quality and reliability methods into the mainstream process for business management to achieve operations excellence (38 percent).
  • Engaging senior management in conversations about improving the quality of services or products in our organization (36 percent).
  • Training your people in the use or application of basic quality and reliability tools or methods (36 percent).

We will use this information to solicit tutorials and papers on these subjects for 2011 ASC in Reno, Nev., in these areas. If anyone has an especially good practice in one of these areas and would be interested in sharing, then we would like to hear from you as we plan next year’s program! 

Quality and Reliability Engineering Division Board

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