Concept Phase Introduction
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.