The Reliability Black Belt®
5-day In-person Course
& Certification Program
This course is for engineers, technicians, specialists, and executives in the areas of product development, design, testing, production, quality, and management.
Reliability is important. It is a vital competitive factor in today's market.
Dependable products increase customer satisfaction and reduce warranty-related expenses.
A methodical planning and safeguarding of product reliability, availability, and service life are necessary to meet these challenges in the face of the complexity of today's systems.
The Reliability Black Belt® comprises the second of three modules in the qualification as a Reliability Engineer Master Black Belt®.
In this module, you will learn about specialization and various methods from reliability management, root cause analysis, design of experiments, durability modeling, RAM/LCC as well as software quality.
Master the advanced elements of reliability engineering. Improve your ability to use the right tool at the right time, effectively.
Lecture, discussions, questions/answers, hands-on examples, and more all designed to help you use a solid understanding of reliability engineering to improve your ability to improve your product's reliability performance.
Reliability process | Reliability targets - System view/Component view | Reliability monitoring | Reliability growth management | Warranty cost calculation and optimization
Repairable Systems and RAM/LCC
Availability and maintenance | Modeling and simulation of system parameters | Composition and optimization of maintenance plans | RAM/LCC
Lifetime Models - Physics of Failure
Degradation modeling | Monte-Carlo simulation | Lifetime models of various technologies | Establishment of a lifetime model using the DoE methodology in a practical example | Multi-parameter damage accumulation
Design of Experiments (DoE)
Fractional and full factorial experimental designs | Test for non-linearity | Main effects and interactions | Robust design - increasing the robustness of a design by consideration of non-linearities and interactions | Setting up of system behavior models from empirical data
Root Cause Analysis
Simple questioning techniques | Families of variation | Multi-vari-analysis | Concentration chart | Paired comparisons | Process search | Components search | Variables search | Validation techniques
Reliability of Electronics and Software
Reliability validation of electronic components and systems | Quality and reliability of software-intensive systems | Dimensions of software quality | Capability of software development process
I really enjoyed the class and your insights into the material as well as your anecdotal support of the subject matter.Jaime, Quality Engineer Lead
I enjoyed the class and I would sign up for another with Les with no apprehensions.Wendi, Reliability Engineer Lead
Your Instructor Les Warrington
Contact me if you have any question about the reliability belt program.
Les Warrington via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
30+ year of reliability engineering experience
My roles in this have been user, customer, design & development, manager, researcher, academic, trainer, and consultant.
My mission is to help you deliver the benefits of reliability
It is not enough to deliver product reliability; the reliability needs to be right for the customer and for the business, and it needs to be delivered in such a way as to maximize those benefits.
My Career and Background
My career spans military (Royal Air Force, UK), academic (Senior Fellow, University of Warwick, UK), commercial (Director Reliability, Research in Motion, Canada) and consulting (worldwide).
A steady and growing number of Reliability Belts awarded
Examination / certification:
The training will end in all cases with a certificate of participation. Furthermore, there is the possibility to take a written examination for a certified Reliability Black Belt® at the end of the course. The certificate will be awarded by the University of Stuttgart and the Institute of Machine Components. The examination is in multiple choice form.
Participation in the Reliability Green Belt® training. Or hold an ASQ CRE or similar experience/certification.
Each participant must have a laptop with the following software: Microsoft Excel, Adobe Reader and Minitab (Version R15 or above). A demo version of the software Minitab can be downloaded from www.minitab.com.