SAE 2013 World Congress & Exhibition

April 16-18, 2013

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Cobo Center

Chat with Experts - Integrated Design & Manufacturing

April 17; 4:00 p.m.
Making Design Decisions Involving Multiple Performance Attributes (IDMCHAT20)

Efstratios Nikolaidis Efstratios Nikolaidis
University of Toledo
Efstratios Nikolaidis is a Professor and Graduate Director of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Toledo, Ohio, USA. His research is on reliability analysis and optimization of aerospace, automotive and ocean structures, and on structural dynamics. He has published three books, three book chapters, and over 100 journal and conference papers, mostly on probabilistic methods, possibility, evidence theory and imprecise probability. Since the middle 1990's, he has focused on decision under uncertainty with limited information.

Dr. Mohamed El-Sayed Dr. Mohamed El-Sayed
Kettering University
Dr. Mohamed El-Sayed is SAE Fellow. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing and the Chair of the SAE Journals' Editorial Board. Dr. El-Sayed is a member of the Michigan Academy of Green Mobility (MAGMA). He is well recognized as technical leader in vehicle integration, vehicle development, and optimization. Through his research, teaching, and practice he made numerous original contributions to advance the state of the art in automotive development, performance, vehicle development process, lean, and integrated design and manufacturing. Currently, Dr. El-Sayed is a professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Vehicle Durability and Integration Laboratory at Kettering University. Dr. El-Sayed has over thirty years of industrial, teaching, and research experience and over a hundred publications in the field of automotive design, development, and validation. Dr. El-Sayed worked as lead engineer on the design optimization and Quality, Durability, and Reliability integration of several General Motors vehicles and architectures. He earned several awards from GM related to vehicle development, validation and manufacturability. Dr. El-Sayed has also worked as the director of engineering and chief engineer and consultant for several automotive suppliers.

Vijitashwa Pandey Vijitashwa Pandey
Oakland University
Dr. Vijitashwa Pandey received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008, and currently works as a postdoctoral research associate/lecturer at Oakland University. He is an active researcher in mechanical engineering, particularly the areas of: design optimization, decision based design, reliability engineering and sustainability. His work has appeared in many peer-reviewed journal and conference publications, in addition to two textbooks. He is a strong proponent of interdisciplinary and sustainable efforts in engineering design.

Zissimos Mourelatos Zissimos Mourelatos
Oakland University

The development of a new consumer product starts with the definition of performance targets. Then the product is designed so that it meets these targets and costs as little as possible. Performance targets are determined based on customer clinics and analysis of existing successful models. Typically, in design of a new product, engineers try to match the best performance characteristics found in the same or a higher class of products. Cost is difficult to consider when setting these targets. This practice of best-balling performance targets, without considering the cost, often leads to waste of resources by focusing on performance characteristics that are not always important to the customer. We need tools to set performance targets so that we can respond in the best possible way to the needs and expectations of a targeted group of consumers. We should provide consumers with a product that maximizes customer satisfaction with both performance and cost. This chat will review methods for eliciting customer preferences for performance and cost, developing mathematical models and making informed design decisions. These methods use fuzzy sets, multi-attribute utility functions, and Pareto fronts.

April 16; 4:00 p.m.
Why Industrial Companies have Problems with Recalls Quality and Reliability, and Less Profit than Planned. The Way for Improvement this Situation (IDMCHAT10)

Todd Gross Todd Gross
Vice President
Quality, Product Group Interiors
Johnson Controls
Todd Gross is Vice President, Quality, Product Group Interiors at Johnson Controls, a $42B global provider of building efficiency, automotive experience, and power solutions. He leads all aspects of quality for the company's cockpit, door panel, floor consoles, and overhead systems business from his office in Plymouth, MI USA and assumed this responsibility in April 2012.

Prior to Johnson Controls, Gross worked for Federal-Mogul Corporation. There he led the quality, delivery, and program management functions. While at Federal-Mogul, he also was a member of the board of directors of AIAG. Prior to Federal-Mogul, Gross worked for Collins and Aikman as the Vice President of Quality and Product Development. He started his career at Ford Motor Company, holding positions of increasing responsibility in manufacturing and product engineering, research, program management, purchasing, logistics, and quality in both North America and Europe across a wide range of automotive products.

Gross earned a bachelor's degree from Michigan Technological University in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science Degree from the University of Michigan in Manufacturing Systems Engineering.

Dr. Lev Klyatis Dr. Lev Klyatis
Senior Adviser
Sohar Inc.
Dr. Lev Klyatis is a member of the Board of Directors International Association of Arts & Sciences. He created a new world technology for accelerated solution of accurate prediction reliability/durability/maintainability/safety problems during service life through innovation in the fields of accurate physical simulation, accelerated reliability/durability testing, and successful problems prevention. He developed a methodology of reducing life cycle cost, complaints, and recalls. He has three doctoral degrees: Ph.D. in Engineering Technology, Sc.D. (high level of East European Doctor's degree in Engineering Technology), and Dr.-Ing. Habilitated (high level of West European doctor's degree in Engineering).

Dr. Klyatis served as full professor at Moscow University of Agricultural Engineers, Research Leader and Chairman of State Enterprise TESTMASH, Principal Engineer of Governmental Test Center, Chief of Governmental Programs in Testing Equipment Development for Future, and came to the USA in January 1993. Lev Klyatis is the author of over 250 publications, technical papers, articles, and 8 books, including Accelerated Reliability and Durability Testing Technology ( John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012); Accelerated Quality and Reliability Solutions (Elsevier, Oxford, UK, 2006); Successful Accelerated Testing (Mir Collection, New York, 2002). He also: has over 30 patents in different countries; seminar Instructor for ASQ Accelerated Testing of Products; tutor for Governmental (DoD, DoT) and industry workshop & symposium; a frequent speaker in accurate simulation of real world conditions, accelerated reliability/durability testing, and accurate prediction of quality, reliability, maintainability, durability, and life cycle cost at the RAMS, SAE and ASQ World Congresses, World and US National Conferences, IEEE workshops, RMS Partnership workshops & symposiums.

He is SAE Fellow, ASQ Fellow, recipient of numerous honors and awards, has worked in the automotive, farm machinery, aerospace, and other industries. Consultant for Ford, DaimlerChrysler, Thermo King, Black & Dekker, NASA Research Centers, Karl Schenck (Germany), and others.

Dr. Klyatis served of the US - USSR Trade and Economic Council, European Economical Commission of United Nations, US Technical Advisory Group for International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in international standardization, ISO/IEC Joint Study Group in Safety Aspects of Risk Assessment. Consultant of ACDI VOCA of US Agency for International Development, a member of World Quality Council, Elmer Sperry Board of Award, SAE G-11 Division Executive and Reliability Committees, Technical Session Chairman and co-organizer, Key Note Speaker (Chat with the Expert) for SAE International World Congresses.

Dr. Bryan Dodson Dr. Bryan Dodson
Executive Engineer
Dr. Bryan Dodson has 15 years of leadership in product development and 10 years of experience in manufacturing. Prior to joining SKF, Dr. Dodson has held the positions of Senior Director Corporate Quality & Continuous Improvement for Collins & Aikman and Associate Director of Quality & Reliability Engineering with global responsibility for Visteon Dr. Dodson has authored several books including: The Reliability Engineering Handbook, Practical Accelerated Testing, and Weibull Analysis: with Software. Dr. Dodson has also developed several software packages including; The Training Pro Interactive Study Guides, The Reliability & Maintenance Analyst, and Measurement Assurance. Dr. Dodson served as Chair of the committee that created the International Quality Federation's Six Sigma Exam. He also developed the software that delivers this state of the art exam. Dr. Dodson has published numerous articles in technical journals and teaches several courses for technical societies and as an adjunct faculty member at universities.

This chat is considering how, if one wants to save money in testing during design and manufacturing, the end results may be a huge loss of much more money due to faulty products which have to be replaced, because of this mistake. It will be consider practical examples from experience of famous industrial companies. It will be also discuss the way of how one can eliminate this negative situation.