Dare to Know
Dare to Know is an interview show introducing you to quality and reliability thought leaders.
Speaking of Reliability
Speaking of Reliability is discussions between friends about your reliability engineering questions. [View episodes…]
Rooted in Reliability
The plant performance podcast
by James Kovacevic [View episodes…]
Quality during Design
The place for product designers to use quality thinking throughout the design process to create products others love, for less.
by Dianna Deeney [View episodes…]
A podcast for reliability and maintenance people looking to better themselves both at work and at home and be entertained!
by Steve Dobie and Blair Fraser, formerly Rob’s Reliability Project by Robert Kalwarowsky [View episodes…]
Reliability – it Matters!
We try to dispel common misconceptions around Reliability and speak to Industry experts on their Reliability journey and leverage their experience.
by Akshay Athalye [View episodes…]
Thought exchange on experiences, lessons from the past, and trends towards the future of the quality profession.
by Gabor Szabo [View episodes…]
The Leadership Connection
Conversations with leaders from the condition monitoring, reliability, and maintenance industry.
by Doug Plucknette [View episodes…]
A podcast bringing value to you through training and education, taking an in-depth look at all things reliability.
by George Williams and Joe Anderson [View episodes…]
A podcast to discuss the reliability of circuit assemblies.
by Mike Konrad [View episodes…]
Maintenance Mavericks Podcast
A podcast for people who want to learn more about all things maintenance and reliability. UpKeep Founder and CEO, Ryan Chan, meets with an expert from the maintenance community to take a deep-dive into topics that can help elevate our entire industry.
by Ryan Chan [View episodes…]
Women in Maintenance Podcast
A podcast where women in maintenance can share their stories. In this podcast, Caitlyn Young-Gilbert, founder of The Maintenance Community, meets with a female leader in the maintenance industry to discuss their career journeys and share best practices to help other women within the maintenance industry thrive!
by Caitlyn Young-Gilbert [View episodes…]
Asset Reliability @ Work
Sharing insights and best practices for improving asset performance and reliability, by the folks at Life Cycle Engineering [View episodes…]
Accendo Reliability Webinar Series
Accendo Reliability Webinars are in-depth explorations and tutorials on reliability engineering topics. The podcast episodes are the recordings of the monthly live events. [View episodes…]
Tamer Onat says
So, in my past life, we have performed extensive DVT testing and including reliability testing. However, about a year after launch of or product we were getting some infant mortality that warranted a concern. Now, how can one design a product to avoid such scenarios? What if you have a component/manufacturing issue/design issue that is say 5%, how can your reliability testing flush out such an issue?
Fred Schenkelberg says
Hi Tamer, good questions and one that may make sense to talk about on the Speaking of Reliability show. I suspect that no amount of testing will reveal all problems with a design, supply chain, and assembly process. We can not test in quality or reliability. If you suspect a specific failure mechanism you can work out the sample size necessary to detect if the failure rate is at 5% or more. Most would not pay for the level of testing.
Instead, focus on design for reliability. Design in the robustness to the product, the supplied parts and the assembly processes. And be relentless in tracking down and understanding quality and reliability risks.
Dennis Craggs says
Was the warranty due to new or reoccurring failure modes?
If reoccurring failures, then more root cause analysis the failures is required. Then perhaps the failures can be removed with design or process improvements. Make certain that these are real failure modes and not the consequence of misdiagnosis or other service factors. Get the failed parts back and analyze them. If possible talk to customers and service personnel.
New failure modes are tougher but also represent a learning experience. How did they fail? What is the failure mode? Under what conditions? Lots of questions to ask.