Top Ten Reliability Myths
Join Carl and Fred as they talk about reliability myths. The Oxford English dictionary defines “myth” as “a widely held but false belief or idea.”
- Myth 1: An accurate reliability estimate can be obtained from parts counts
- Myth 2: MTBF is a good way to model and measure reliability
- Myth 3: A single failure can be ignored as a “one-off”
- Myth 4: Exponential distribution can be assumed in most cases
- Myth 5: HALT results can accurately predict reliability
- Myth 6: Reliability is a separate activity than design and can be addressed later
- Myth 7: Reliability Growth can achieve reliability objectives regardless of initial reliability
- Myth 8: Hiring a reliability engineer is all that is needed to achieve reliability objectives
- Myth 9: Reliability does not need to be a requirement
- Myth 10: Reliability can be achieved without management support
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In this podcast, Fred mentioned a quote from Deming about slogans. Here are W. Edwards Deming’s 14 Points. His point #10 concerns slogans.
- Create constancy of purpose for improving products and services.
- Adopt the new philosophy.
- Cease dependence on inspection to achieve quality.
- End the practice of awarding business on price alone; instead, minimize total cost by working with a single supplier.
- Improve constantly and forever every process for planning, production and service.
- Institute training on the job.
- Adopt and institute leadership.
- Drive out fear.
- Break down barriers between staff areas.
- Eliminate slogans, exhortations and targets for the workforce.
- Eliminate numerical quotas for the workforce and numerical goals for management.
- Remove barriers that rob people of pride of workmanship, and eliminate the annual rating or merit system.
- Institute a vigorous program of education and self-improvement for everyone.
- Put everybody in the company to work accomplishing the transformation.