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Webinar: Get Reliability Right From the Start

October 1, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Product reliability is key to avoiding product failures, product returns and customer dissatisfaction. As noted by reliability expert (and lead for the webinar) Fred Schenkelberg, “The focus for reliability is to create a product that meets or exceeds customer expectations for with respect to reliability.”

There are tools, techniques, and an established base of knowledge to accomplish answers to two fundamental product development questions:

WHAT will fail?
WHEN will it fail?

This webinar will look at the tools and plans for a reliability program that helps you bring a quality product to market, and protect your company’s reputation.

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Risk Assessment: applying our knowledge of failure mechanisms to identify weaknesses in a particular design when exposed to the use environment.
FMEA Failure Mode and Effect Analysis;
Discovery evaluations,
Environmental and stress testing.

We will also:
– Look at how knowledge of failures permits us enables companies to recognize likely failures and minimize their existence or mitigate their effect.

– Examine how a reliability engineer can work to understand failure mechanisms well enough to find engineering solutions (root cause analysis) plus model and predict future failures (physics of failure modeling). [put this bullet after the first one]


If you would like to share your product development experiences at a future meeting, please contact us.

Speaker: Fred Schenkelberg

Fred Schenkelberg is an international authority on reliability engineering. He is the reliability expert at FMS Reliability, a reliability engineering and management consulting firm he founded in 2004. Fred manages and writes for the sites: www.creprep.wordpress.com AccendoReliability.com and www.nomtbf.com.

Also, check out the new reliability engineering podcast network at www.reliability.fm Fred left Hewlett Packard (HP)’s Reliability Team where he helped create a culture of reliability across the corporation to assist other organizations. His passion is working with teams to improve product reliability, customer satisfaction, and efficiencies in product development; and to reduce product risk and warranty costs.

Fred’s areas of expertise are: reliability program development, accelerated life test design and analysis, reliability statistics, risk assessment, test planning, and training.