The Importance of Reliability Apportionment and How to Do It Today
Your team may understand the system reliability goal, yet they should know the goal for the element they are addressing. Let’s discuss why you must do reliability apportionment. Plus, let’s explore how it benefits your team.
There are a few methods to reliability apportionment. You might use a straight line approach or incorporate a similar product’s field data. The actual methods is less important then the discussion involved with the establishment of the apportioned reliability goals.
Starting with a simple reliability model, you and your team can define the reliability targets for each subsystem and major component. It’s a starting point and one worth revisiting often as you obtain or create reliability estimates.
Using a a reliability model with apportioned goals can engage your entire team to focus on improve the overall system reliability. It’s also a mechanisms to encourage regular discussions and research that helps to improve the certainty and accuracy of reliability estimates.
The idea is to worry less about how you create the initial apportionment and invest more in the process that engages your entire team concerning system reliability. Let’s discuss how to quickly get started with your reliability apportionment process and how to use the discussions to best drive reliability improvements.
This Accendo Reliability webinar originally broadcast on 10 January 2017.
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