Single Use Product Reliability
Dianna and Fred discussing single use product reliability. For products that are used once and then disposed or recycled, do we need to consider and plan for their reliability? The short answer: yes! They talk about the things to consider with single use products.
Join Dianna and Fred as they discuss single use product reliability.
- Reasons why some might not think of single use products as needing to be considered for reliability.
- Failures beyond those that happen during use: packaging, storage, transportation, etc.
- Why we should think differently from, “They will just get another one if that one is broken.”
- Software, automobiles, medical devices, and syringes.
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It may be easier to think of the reliability of an installed product or equipment needing to function for a long time during its use. Moving parts and wear out are the first that may come to mind.
We still need to consider reliability if our products don’t have moving parts (like software) or if they’re disposable, single use products. We should include product failures that don’t happen during use: out-of-box or time-zero failures are still failures.
If something’s not working, that means that something is wrong. And that may be the cause of consternation and costs to our customers – the things we want to avoid.