Selecting the Right Reliability Tools
There are dozens of quality and reliability tools. How does a reliability practitioner know which specific tools to use in a new reliability program. Should reliability allocation be used? Which types of FMEAs are needed? What about robust design or design margin analysis? How does one go about selecting the right reliability tools that will be incorporated into an effective reliability plan?
Many practitioners emphasize only the tools that they are familiar with or trained in. That is the wrong way. Other practitioners closely follow templates of a canned set of reliability tasks to outline the reliability tasks. That is also the wrong way. Using only tools that one is familiar with, or using a set of canned tools, will result in reliability plans that do not achieve objectives.
The right way to go about selecting reliability tools is to first develop and get agreement on properly-written reliability objectives, then perform a reliability gap analysis that identifies the gaps to achieving the reliability objectives, and finally select the vital few reliability tools that close the gaps and achieve the objectives. Selecting reliability tools also requires understanding the purpose, benefits, limitations, and selection criteria for each of the reliability tools.
Attendees of this webinar will learn answers to the questions outlined above, as well as an overview of the steps to selecting the right reliability tools to achieving reliability objectives. Selecting the right reliability tools is a critical element of an effective reliability plan.
This Accendo Reliability webinar originally broadcast on 24 April 2017.
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