We work on projects to improve reliability. There may not be the field data immediately available. Let’s explore what you can do to improve the overall program while delivering on your project. Specifically, what’s with cost and procurement?
Detailed Information: As a reliability professional we often work with a team focused on improving the reliability of single product or system. We work with the resources and capabilities of the organization. For me a reliability project is one product or line, a program is the entire organization and lifecycle. We bring specific tools and knowledge, yet rely on the overall reliability culture of an organization to be successful
The overall reliability program may or may not have the field data, root cause analysis and other element of information that allow us to effectively solve problems for a specific project. In some cases we have to work to improve the overall program while striving to create a reliable product. Let’s explore what you should do when you are building a reliability model for a new project and would like to use previous reliability history.
If the data is not available what do you do? What are your options? Let’s discuss what happens when the procurement team consistently selects the least expensive and least reliable components. What are your options? You can and should change the way entire departments do business, for the good of the project and the organization. Let’s discuss the scope of your role as a reliability engineer.
This Accendo Reliability webinar originally broadcast on 19 May 2015.