Education & Seminars
Design for Reliability (DfR)
In this seminar, we will teach you the proper techniques to achieving Design for Reliability (DfR). You will learn the four key steps of a DfR Process:
1) Set a reliability goal
2) Write a plan to achieve this goal
3) Execute the plan
4) Measure and adjust
In Step 1, you will learn how to assess your reliability program and how to benchmark against competitors in order to properly set the goal. You will also learn how to set metrics so that you can measure where you are against your goal at various stages in the product development process.
In Step 2, you will learn the best reliability techniques and how to apply them and how to choose which techniques to use to achieve your set goal. The techniques chosen must be integrated cohesively into the reliability program to maximize the effectiveness of each technique.
In Step 3, you will learn how to follow your reliability plan and how to implement each of the reliability activities called out in the plan.
In Step 4, you will learn how to utilize your metrics to measure where you are at against your goals and make adjustments to your program as needed during the process to achieve your goals.
Note that this DfR seminar can highlight Hardware only, Software only, or a combination of the two.
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WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This course is intended for those involved in design, test, or analysis, who want a better understanding of advanced reliability concepts for the purpose of improving the reliability of their product.
MODULE LIST (click here for a detailed outline)
This seminar will highlight a series of Selected Reliability topics and will answer the question of why each technique is important. We will also introduce how to use each technique. The major topics we will cover are:
(1) DfR Overview/Introduction Module
(2) Planning for Reliability - Assessments, Goal Setting/Metrics, & Program Plan Module
(3) Reliability Modeling and Prediction Module
(4) Design for Availability Module
(5) Thermal Analysis Module
(6) Derating Analysis
(7) Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) Module
(8) Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) Module
(9) Design of Experiments (DoE) Module
(10) Human Engineering/Human Factors Analysis Module
(11) Warranty Analysis/Design for Warranty Cost Reduction Module
(12) Critical Parts Management Module
(13) Design for Extreme Environments - Vibration, Shock, Temperature,
(14) Highly Accelerated Life Test (HALT) Module
(15) Reliability Demonstration
Test (RDT)/Accelerated Life Test (ALT) Module
(16) Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Module
(17) Highly Accelerated Stress Screen (HASS) Module
(18) Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Module
(19) Outsourced Engineering and Reliability Module
(20) Mechanical Reliability Module
(21) Software Reliability (from Concepts to Testing) Module
This seminar will help you define reliability goals, metrics, plans and schedules and then manage the activities, all within a product life cycle perspective. It will also monitor and improve processes to measure reliability related costs. From this seminar, you will be able to establish and monitor processes to track reliability growth as well as assist production and supply chain groups in reliability assurance strategy development. This seminar is targeted at the engineers responsible for product reliability who will be using these reliability techniques.