Ep 130 – Just do it yourself environmental clean up US Navy in Japan

The U.S. Naval Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF/JRMC), Yokosuka detachment has thousands of gallons of oil routinely drained from ships coming into dry dock.  Special teams have to be on standby and ready at any given time to remedy a spill.  Shop X-99 consists of 65 members, 28 of which are…

Ep 129 – Dumpy Level & Gradient Measuring Tools

In 2006, Singapore’s Housing and Development Board wanted to improve work processes and better support it’s own mission.  They enlisted the help of Accessway V2 Innovation & Quality Circle to help.  Accessway V2 used the Lotus Blossom Technique to identify problems and solutions.  They decided the problem with the most potential solutions would be the…

EP 128 – API part 3 – API Spec Q2 with David Miller

This week’s episode is the third and final in a series with API the American Petroleum Institute. We had the pleasure of speaking with David Miller, PE, F.ASCE Senior Director, Standards Development | Global Industry Services about the latest edition of the API Spec Q2 management system standard for Oil & Gas Service providers. If…

EP 127 – API part 2 – API Monogram Program overview with Kevin Ferrick

This week’s episode is the second in a series with API the American Petroleum Institute. We had the pleasure of speaking with Kevin Ferrick about the monogram program with API and its roots going back to the 1920’s at the very start of the Oil & Gas industry. If you or your organization is interested…

Ep 126 – API part 1 – API GIS Standards overview with Anchal Liddar

This week’s episode is the first in a series with API the American Petroleum Institute. We had the pleasure of speaking with Anchal Liddar about API GIS Standards and its role within API and just learning a lot about API and the work they do. If you are new to the Quality Management world or…

Ep 124 – Quality and the Small Business Development Center with Robert Carlson

Quality Matters and we believe that Small Business Matters as well. That is why we are thrilled to have Robert Carlson from our local SBDC “Small Business Development Center” on the show today. The SBDC with the help of fantastic folks like Robert Carlson have been instrumental in the success of Texas Quality Assurance during…

Ep 123 – Kris Earl – of GyroData – Drilling precision is tighter than launching to orbit

Such a fun conversation today with Kris Early of GyroData. The technology used in drilling for oil & gas has advanced so very far. These updates enable drilling teams to save not only time and money, but minimize environmental impacts on a large scale. We love the Oil & Gas industry and so many of…

Ep 122 – 5 Biggest QMS Disasters Part 4 – Love it or Hate it, the Ford Pinto was Popular and Made an Impact

In our last episode of the Top 5 Quality Management System Failures of all time according to Domenic Tramontana, we discuss the Ford Pinto.  Most people are familiar with the disaster that was the Pinto.  I had heard jokes about it but didn’t really know what was funny.  I was shocked when I learned more…

Ep 121 – 5 Biggest QMS Disasters Part 3 – iPhone 4 and a big Dam(n) Failure

We continue the Top 5 Quality Management System Failures of All Time-a review of an article written by Domenic Tramontana.  We quickly discuss a design flaw with the iPhone 4-an antenna in the wrong place.  Kyle tells us about the process of testing and validation.  Included in this episode is the Teton Dam.  Construction began…