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#QualityMatters believes quality impacts us everywhere; from the oil fields ot the schools that educate our children, to the paper towels we use to clean up their messes and everything else-truly, our whole lives.

#QualityMatters believes quality impacts us everywhere; from the oil fields ot the schools that educate our children, to the paper towels we use to clean up their messes and everything else-truly, our whole lives.

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#QualityMatters believes quality impacts us everywhere; from the oil fields ot the schools that educate our children, to the paper towels we use to clean up their messes and everything else-truly, our whole lives.

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@TexasQualA

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English

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Episodes

Ep 137 First Hand Account of Building ISO 9001 QMS w/ Robert Khami - Arsham Aluminum Alloys

5/16/2022
What's it like building an ISO 9001 Management System? with Robert Khami - Arsham Aluminum Alloys. This week we're honored to have Robert Khami join us to talk about the process of building an ISO 9001 compliant QMS on a short time table. Robert and the rest of the team at Arsham Aluminum Alloys did a fantastic job with minimal resources and short on time. If you've ever been curious what the process is like, this is a great example, tune it and check it out! Arsham Aluminum Alloys:...

Duration:00:33:09

Ep 136 – First hand account of an internal audit with Darci Chambers

5/9/2022
Darci Chambers, AKA the Boss Lady, rejoins the conversation today to discuss her first hand experience in an Internal Audit. Listen in as we discuss the role of an auditor and the difficulty in avoiding consultation, and how some basic negotiation tactics can be used successfully to ensure an effective audit. #QualityMatters podcast is streaming on:iTunes | Spotify | Google | Audible | Stitcher | TuneIn Learn more about #QualityMatters & Texas Quality Assurance :LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter...

Duration:00:33:48

#QualityMatters Ep 135 - Small Business - Oil & Gas - Mark LaCour of OGGN

5/2/2022
We're back! We apologize for the pause in new episodes for #QualityMatters, but we're back! Today we're diving into a topic that Kyle is very passionate about, the role of small business in Oil & Gas here in America. The simple fact is, the super majors like Chevron and Exon do not play near the role in Oil & Gas extraction for the average American as small business does....

Duration:00:29:55

Ep 134 - All the responsibility and none of the authority - Management Representative vs Quality Manager

2/11/2022
Quality Coordinator / Management Representative, Quality Manager, what’s the difference? Well, we’re going to tell you in this episode. ISO 9001 really doesn't give much direction other than leadership and top management, but generally accepted is the role of the "Quality Manager". This means and is important that your Quality Manager has management level authority. They need to be taken seriously and have the ability to carry out tasks and trainings as a manager would. More important than...

Duration:00:17:50

Ep 133 - Don't Fall Trap to the "An App for That" Nightmare

2/7/2022
One more new thing, UGH! This is a struggle in the workplace, we've all heard it there's "An App for That". It seems that there is always a new flashy program that’s going to make things easier, better, faster, greatly improve how we do things.

Duration:00:21:40

Ep 132 - Big Changes Coming Soon to the #QualityMatters podcast

1/30/2022
We are excited to share with you some new changes coming to #QualityMatters. Kyle recently launched a poll on LinkedIn to see what you, our listeners thought of the content and would like to hear. Your responses were heard. You all want more about tips and tricks and running a QMS, less about case studies. It looks like we’ve convinced you that having a QMS is a great thing, now you want to know how. So, in the future, that’s what the content of #QualityMatters will be. To that end, we will...

Duration:00:18:24

Ep 131 - Medical devices gone wrong with the Dalkon Shield

1/24/2022
The Dalkon Shield was an IUD developed in the 1960s by OB-GYN Hugh Davis with electrical engineer Irwin Lerner. They brought in a lawyer, Robert Cohn, to help them form The Dalkon Corp. Because The Dalkon Corp had no sales force, they decided to sell the product to another company. That company was AH Robins, who made Robitussin and chapstick, among other things. After more than a decade, many findings came out about the Dalkon Shield. Instead of using a monofilament string, this IUD used...

Duration:00:27:45

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

1/18/2022
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 oil specialists. Shop X-99 also holds the seven member ‘Mada Yatte Tanda (MYT) team. This team, in keeping with SRF/JRMC’s organizational goals, decided to improve...

Duration:00:17:54

EP 129 – DUMPY LEVEL & GRADIENT MEASURING TOOLS

1/3/2022
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 easiest to solve. This revealed that the tool to check accessible ramp gradients would be the easiest problem to solve. Also in 2006, at this...

Duration:00:19:26

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

12/16/2021
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 you or your organization is interested in learning more about the API monogram or certification program, you can check them out at https://www.api.org/. And if you...

Duration:00:24:07

EP 127 - API part 2 - what is an API Monogram? an overview with Kevin Ferrick

12/14/2021
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 in learning more about the API monogram or certification program, you can check them out at https://www.api.org/. And if you or your team is looking for help and support in preparing for...

Duration:00:18:45

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

12/13/2021
This week's episode is the first 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 in learning more about the API monogram or certification program, you can check them out at https://www.api.org/. And if you or your team is looking for help and support in preparing for...

Duration:00:19:37

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

12/5/2021
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 the world of monograms and certification in the Oil & Gas industry, this is a must listen to episode. If you or your organization is interested in learning more about the API monogram or certification...

Duration:00:19:53

Ep 125 - Global supply chain needs some quality management

11/23/2021
Could it be that we just solved the world supply chain problems...? Maybe so, maybe no, but you have to tune in and check it out to see for yourself. We have our guest from last week's episode Rob Carlson on with us. If you are local to the Houston area, check out the good folks with SBDC through the San Jacinto college system Robert Carlson has extensive U.S. domestic and international business experience with corporations, universities and government agencies. He is well versed and...

Duration:00:20:47

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

11/10/2021
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 the COVID-19 pandemic and economic fall out. If you are local to the Houston area, check out the good folks with SBDC through the San Jacinto college system Robert...

Duration:00:23:47

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

10/26/2021
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 the amazing innovations that make it so great. This week is no exception. This week we're learning a lot about how the same technology that puts satellites in space is used to hit even smaller...

Duration:00:21:00

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

10/18/2021
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 about the Ford Pinto. The fact is, Ford knew about their gas tank problem. Not only did they know, they held a patent to a safer tank that OTHER car manufacturers were using in the same size...

Duration:00:23:23

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

10/11/2021
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 on the dam in 1972, and was completed in November of 1975. On June 3, 1976, two small seeps were observed. On June 5, 1976 the embankment breached and there was a rapid...

Duration:00:24:38

Ep 120 - Business Visionary Book Club - Ep 7 Out of the Crisis

10/4/2021
Out of the Crisis by W. Edwards Deming (Author) According to W. Edwards Deming, American companies require nothing less than a transformation of management style and of governmental relations with industry. In Out of the Crisis, originally published in 1982, Deming offers a theory of management based on his famous 14 Points for Management. Management's failure to plan for the future, he claims, brings about loss of market, which brings about loss of jobs. Management must be judged not only...

Duration:00:32:48

Ep 119 - Can OSHA force you to get a vaccine in a COVID-19 ETS? --- Should they? --- Part 2

9/24/2021
Can OSHA force you to get the shot (ETS for COVID-19 Vaccine)? Is there any precedent for this in the past? What's this gonna do to workplace safety culture? Is osha gonna become the next distrusted part of the political machine? Seems there are far more questions and answers at this point in time period the COVID-19 ETS, emergency temporary standard, is not even out yet but we're already preparing for what it might bring to our workplace. It is vitally important that we focus on are people,...

Duration:00:27:49