Saturday, September 27, 2003
Long's Peak Room - Lory Student Center
Colorado State University
The fall meeting of the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of ASA will be
held on Saturday, September 27, 2003 in the Long's Peak Room at the Lory Student
Center on the campus of Colorado State University in Fort Collins. The
meeting will focus on statistics in industry. The keynote talk will be
presented by Terry Callanan, Eastman Kodak Company
||Registration & Social Time
"Load Research: Applied Statistics for Understanding Energy Use"
Craig Williamson, Research Director
Energy Use, Primen
Abstract: Utility companies need to understand not only how much energy
their customers use, but when during the day they use energy. Getting this
information is very expensive, and load research is the practice of using
statistical sampling to estimate customer group loads by hour of the day.
I'll talk about sampling and analysis for load research, and cover other
areas of statistical application at energy companies.
"Statistics at the US Geological Survey"
Dennis Helsel, Research Geologist
Crustal Imaging and Characterization Team
U.S. Geological Survey
Statistical methods are used in a variety of ways at the Department of
Interior's natural resources agency, the U. S. Geological Survey. Within
the four broad disciplines of the USGS, Geology, Water, Biology and Mapping,
statistical methods are used to estimate probabilities of extreme events
(flooding, earthquakes, landslides), to model and forecast conditions of
concern (wildlife disease, degraded water quality), and to set the design of
field experiments. A quick tour of the ways that statistics contribute to
work at the USGS, including the author's use of survival analysis methods as
applied to investigations of water quality, will be presented.
"The Statistician and Industry: Tools, Techniques and Guidelines for the
Tony Gojanovic, Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety Manager
Metal Container Division, End Manufacturing, Coors Brewing Company
Abstract: This talk will present an overview of statistical practice
within the context of industry. Specifically, some basic "rules of thumb"
on how to be an effective statistician in industry, statistical tools that
are useful in industry, and examples of some very simple statistical
techniques that have dramatic business impacts. The subject should be
interesting to students as well as people who have been working in
industry for some period of time.
"Statistics in Manufacturing: Theory Meets Production"
Jack Powers, Manager
Chemistry Laboratory, Ball Corporation
Abstract: The purpose of this talk is to give students and others
insights into the application of statistics and the duties of
statisticians in a manufacturing operation. Statistical process control
(SPC) is a major undertaking with the capacity to manufacture 35 billion
cans per year. The application of SPC is not always straightforward and
statisticians have to find ways to balance customer mandates, production
requirements, and the limitations of software while still providing
meaningful statistical analysis to the manufacturing arm. The research,
development and engineering divisions of the corporation are supported
through DOE, sample size calculations and gauge studies.
"Six Sigma and Seagate: How robust statistical approaches help us build
better disc drives"
Abstract: Designing quality hard disc drives (HDDs) that are also
inexpensive and first to market is the challenge of the disc drive
engineer. Six Sigma design practices have been implemented by Seagate's
design and manufacturing communities to respond to these challenges. An
overview of Six Sigma's most important contributions to the design process
is presented, including examples of the improved statistical methodology.
"Six Sigma at Kodak (and the roles of Statistics and Statisticians)"
Terry Callanan, Director
Health Imaging Group, Six Sigma Team, Eastman Kodak Company
Abstract: "Six Sigma Programs led by Green and Black Belt problem solvers
have the potential to fundamentally improve our business, by freeing up
resources to work on the most critical problems and by improving customer
satisfaction. We use it widely in Manufacturing. Now is the time to
take it more broadly across all of Kodak." These words were spoken by Dan
Carp, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eastman Kodak Company, in
the fall of 2002. This presentation will define what is meant by Six
Sigma, and describe the Kodak Six Sigma strategy. The results have been
remarkable - over $500M saved since 1997. Several examples will be
shared. Leading our Six Sigma journey have been highly skilled
practitioners called Green Belts and Black Belts. This talk will describe
their roles and the training they receive. The Six Sigma journey presents
statisticians the opportunity to be in these roles or to take advantage of
other opportunities that are fundamentally different from traditional
Bio: Terry Callanan is the Worldwide Six Sigma Director for the Health
Imaging Business Unit of Eastman Kodak Company. He graduated from
Colorado State University in 1979 with a B.S. in Statistics, and from Iowa
State University in 1985 with a M.S. and Ph. D. in Statistics. During his
18 years at Kodak, Terry has also been certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt
and is an adjunct instructor in the company's Six Sigma training programs.
Terry has driven business results at Kodak through the application of
statistics and quality methods in research and development, manufacturing,
and business processes. His areas of expertise include design of
experiments, robust design, statistical tolerancing, and variance
Coffee, bagels and registration are at 9am, with talks beginning at
9:30. With lunch and coffee breaks, the meeting is expected to conclude between
3 and 4 pm.
Fall Meeting prices: Students $5 and Others $10
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