Organizationally, to maximize reliability at the lowest possible cost, Reliability Assessment is a great start for determining priorities for improving the reliability program. It is a quick and thorough evaluation of most elements of the organization's approach and execution to achieving reliable products. The assessment reveals areas of strengths, weaknesses and opportunities, plus the organization's reliability maturity level.
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We offer a wide range of consulting services across a Product's Life Cycle. Our expertise in selecting, applying, and integrating reliability tools and methodologies to match your product requirements, plus our skill in educating and mentoring your team, gives you the ability to achieve phenomenal reliability growth. Of course, if you already know what you need, you can choose from our List of Reliability Consulting Services "A La Carte."
Ops A La Carte tailors a program to fit your particular product, market and organization so that you get the optimal solution. We provide Educational Services for smooth transitions.
Implementing reliability in 4 stages of a
product’s development cycle
We provide consulting to companies of all sizes, at all stages of a product’s development cycle:
Reliability Goal Setting and establishing a plan to achieve the goals characterize this phase. Reliability goals are part business decision, part technology capability and part customer driven. Benchmarking provides an external view of industry reliability programs, processes and standards in use, plus a view of customer expectations. Gap Analysis highlights deficiencies between your current situation and goals. A Technology Risk Assessment examines the product concept to identify high reliability risk elements. Armed with this information you can then develop a realistic Reliability Program and Integration Plan. This plan is the critical roadmap to guide product development to meet reliability goals.Read More
Key to a reliable product is the many design decisions, and for each decision, designers balance reliability with cost, time-to-market and performance objectives. Reliability Models and Predictions provide prioritization and feedback for each decision. Analysis of the system reliability or availability connections to key modules or components through Reliability Block Diagramming or Fault Tree Analysis help establish realistic sub-system goals and identify high risk areas in the design. Failure Modes and Effects Analysis provides a structured method to identify potential risks, their impact, and mitigation effectiveness.Read More
Discovering design weaknesses and verifying achievement of reliability goals becomes possible with prototypes. The Reliability Test Plan tailors the suite of evaluations to each development project for an effective and efficient product assessment. A very rapid way to discover design weaknesses is with the Highly Accelerated Life Testing approach. The elimination of electrical and mechanical flaws pushes the design margins as wide as possible.Read More
As the product transitions to manufacturing, the reliability goals, models and test results become the basis for refining reliability screening, monitoring and reporting. Establishing a Highly Accelerated Stress Screen identifies and eliminates infant mortalities. To protect from time dependant failure mechanism and to monitor the projected life estimates, conduct an Ongoing Reliability Test.Read More