DFR the Long View
Carl and Fred discuss the subject of DFR from the long-term point of view. An effective DFR program takes time, and cannot be done with shortcuts. However, it is very much worth the effort.
Join Carl and Fred as they discuss why it takes time to develop and implement an effective DFR program.
- The value and benefits of DFR
- The pressures companies face to focus on short term
- Some companies have shifted emphasis from long-term actions to quarterly results
- What to do when company seems to be doing well in short term, but is not taking actions to implement DFR for the long term
- Making good products vs. end-of-quarter push
- Executive bonus structure that emphasizes warranty returns
- Importance of life-cycle costing
- Building credibility that the long-term benefits of DFR will happen
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.
A very good book on the subject of DFR, written by a cross section of subject matter experts, is “Design for Reliability,” edited by Dev Raheja and Louis Gullo.
Vinod Kumar says
Building credibility a time taking thing but it has its own benefits…
Fred Schenkelberg says
thanks for the comment Vinod and well said. cheers, Fred