报告题目 ：Review and Revisit Quality Engineering from an Automotive Perspective
报告人：Prof. Kai Yang, Ph.D Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA
报告摘要：In last 30 years, the American automotive industry was facing strong competitions from Japanese car makers. Since then, American automotive industry has been working on improving the quality of their products. This effort is a great impetus for the development of quality engineering, American automotive industry become a focal point of many quality engineering theories and practices, including the 2mm program. This quality improvement effort also coincidence with the period of spreading of the 3rd industrial revolution. In this presentation, I will first summarize the journey of this quality improvement effort and discuss the top 3 most effective approaches contributing in closing the quality gap. I will also summarize the contribution of 2mm program and its relationship with 3rd industrial revolution. Secondly, industry 4.0 is right around corner, I will share my observations and thoughts for the future quality engineering in Industry 4.0 era based on the lessons learnt in automotive industry.
报告人简介：Dr. Kai Yang is a Professor in the department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Wayne State University. Professor Yang is a world well known expert in the area of areas of Lean Six Sigma, quality engineering, data analytics, theory of inventive problem solving and healthcare system engineering, and engineering design methodology. Professor Yang is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. He is awarded the Cecil C Craig Life Time Achievement Award by the American Society of Quality in 2016 to recognize excellence in the development of outstanding technical and managerial papers.
Professor Yang is the author of eight books in the areas of Design for Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma and, multivariate statistical methods. Dr Yang also published over 100 research papers. He has been awarded over 80 research contracts from such institutions as US National Science Foundation, Siemens Energy Inc, General Motors Corporation, Ford Motor Company, Chrysler Corporation. Dr. Yang obtained both his MS and PhD degrees from the University of Michigan.
Since 1991, Dr. Yang has been awarded many sponsored research projects in the area of quality control by General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler and he has many original contributions to the area of quality and reliability engineering. Since 2007, Professor Yang involved in 4 sponsored projects funded by Siemens. In 2009, Dr. Yang was one of the founding proposal writers of VA Center of Applied Systems Engineering (VA CASE), which is the largest US healthcare system engineering group. Dr. Yang works closely with VA CASE and is the PI of 29 sponsored projects.