What is the Difference Between Quality and Reliability?
Join Kirk and Fred as they discuss
- How we define “Quality” issues and “Reliability” in relation to failures and when poor quality results in failures.
- How it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between poor quality and failure of the product to perform well or meeting customer expectations
- How a quality department maybe a scapegoat for failures due to manufacturing variation, which may be sensitive to a particular component.
- A returned product for not meeting quality expectations should be considered a failures,
Enjoy an episode of Speaking of Reliability. Where you can join friends as they discuss reliability topics. Join us as we discuss topics ranging from design for reliability techniques, to field data analysis approaches.
As mentioned in this podcast, here are the definitions for “Quality” and “Reliability” from Google’s define search.
RELIABILITY -the quality of being trustworthy or of performing consistently well.
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