10:00 AM, 1 September 2017

HERA reviews Quality assurance developments in welded fabrication @ MIC2017

The real cost of quality
The cost of quality is widely used but often misinterpreted to mean the cost of using quality control and quality management systems. The quality cost actually refers to the cost incurred from failing to provide compliant products in the most efficient manner.

All too often these costs can be viewed as an iceberg with only the tip of the iceberg being seen. The paper identifies items critical for managing quality in welding based fabrication and provides guidance on managing quality costs, as part of the overall quality management system.

References are made to a number of interesting case studies showing financial implications resulting from the remedial work and related legal “battles”.

Dr Michail Karpenko is a mechanical engineer with over 20 years’ experience as an International Welding Engineer and Inspector. With a strong focus on research & development and technical consulting in both the Ukraine and Germany before moving to New Zealand in 2006. He is an active committee member in Standards New Zealand and Australia to drive revisions and updates that arm our members with a clear scope and understanding. Michail has recently worked on establishing the Steel Fabricator Certification (SFC) scheme in collaboration with SCNZ and various qualification schemes to help safeguard safety and reliability in structural steelwork in seismic environments – providing welding personnel with a controlled means to ensure the proper quality of welded product and optimisation of manufacturing costs can be achieved. 

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Masterclasses for members
HERA has a gold list of speakers to inform and help our members better understand the current business environment and how our industry can adapt to and even shape the future.






9.15 – 10.00am

Keynote  -  Geoff Crittenden
Chief Executive, WTIA
The Australian submarine project and the welding fabrication industry

10.00 – 10.30am

Dr Michail Karpenko
Welding Centre General Manager
The cost of quality


Morning Tea

11 – 11.30am

Keynote - Prof Brian Uy
Head of School, School of Civil Engineering
University of Sydney
From design to reliable structures

11.30am – 12pm

Dr Stephen Hicks
Structural Systems General Manager
Product conformity assessment options

12 - 12.30pm

Steve Scott
CEO, Rivet Engineering
Len Lye Centre – A New Plymouth icon 



1.30 – 2.15pm

Mike Lehan                  Dr Wolfgang Scholz
HERA Chairman          HERA Director
Can HERA drive industry transformation? 

2.15 – 3.00pm

Dr Boaz Habib                   Dr Kenneth Husted
Industry Development      University Auckland
Manager                             School of Business
Disruptive innovation and survival of the fittest 

3.00pm – 4.00pm

Dieter Adams
CEO, NZ Manufacturers and Exporters Association
Using Industry 4.0 & other advanced manufacturing technologies

to improve productivity & customer experience