The Santa Clara lab was started in May, 1995 by Mike Silverman when he was an employee of QualMark. Mike ran the lab for 5 years before leaving to start Ops A La Carte in 2000. Then three years ago, Ops A La Carte purchased the facility from QualMark. Below is our new logo for the lab.
We teach the Certified Reliability Engineer Course and the Certified Quality Engineer Course to students wishing to get certified through ASQ. We have recorded each 28 hour class and broke each webcast into 1 hour segments for quicker file loading.
Ops A La Carte Provides Confidence in ReliabilityTM
The definition of a Reliability Assessment is a systematic evaluation of a broad range of potential reliability activities and tools as currently employed and integrated with one or more vendors. We can perform the Assessment for the Hardware, for the Software, or for both.
Whether at the ORGANIZATION Level, or the PRODUCT Level, Reliability Assessment is a great starting point to determine priorities for improving any reliability program.
Ops A La Carte offers a wide range of reliability services across a Product's Life Cycle. Our expertise in selecting, applying, and integrating to match your product requirements, plus our skill in educating and mentoring your team gives you the ability to achieve phenomenal reliability growth.
Since a Reliability Assessment is such a thorough evaluation of all 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.
Because our clients frequently ask how to evaluate their reliability program, we created this quick Self-Assessment tool you can use to get a baseline of your reliability program.
You need to visit our Reliapedia. It is the most comprehensive source of reliability information in any one place. Over 200 technical articles and presentations as well as over 100 hours of video content, including 25 one hour webinars, our entire CRE and CQE course webinars, and our most popular seminars. This site is perfect for those that want to learn at their own pace. And rolled into the Reliapedia site is the ability to ask us questions and even sign up for weekly/monthly mentoring if you need a little guidance. And we are committed to continue to update the site. We are working on interactive formulas, a 40-hour seminar series, and more. -- Read More about Reliapedia
HALT & HASS Labs
By uncovering design weaknesses, we improve the design margins of the product, making it more reliable in the hands of the customer.
The operating and destruct limits discovered during HALT can also be used to develop an effective Highly Accelerated Stress Screen (HASS) for manufacturing which will quickly detect any process flaws or new weak links without taking significant life out of the product. The HASS process can ensure that the reliability engineering gains achieved through HALT will be maintained in future production. -- Read More about HALT & HASS Labs
A La Carte
If you already know what you need, you can choose from our List of Services "A La Carte". Our team can quickly provide expertise, execution, and education. Hosting workshops, working meetings, hands-on training, coaching, and mentoring are all methods to bring your team up to speed on any of these services. -- Read More about A La Carte Services
OPS, Ounce of Prevention Strategy
Ounce of Prevention Strategy (OPS) a proactive reliability technique of setting a goal and writing a plan to achieve your reliability targets with no surprises.
Ounce of Prevention Solution (OPS) a reactive reliability technique of identifying reliability deficiencies, solving, and getting your program on track to achieve your reliability targets.
Ounce of Prevention Standard (OPS) the documented process that will consistently allow you to achieve your reliability goals program after program. -- Read More about OPS, our Ounce of Prevention Strategy
All of Ops A La Carte's Reliability Training Seminars are offered as in-house courses, and a selection of the most popular courses are also offered as public courses throughout the year. Please see our schedule of courses for more details. -- Read More about Reliability Training
Ops A La Carte is a Professional Reliability Engineering firm focused on providing you confidence in reliability throughout your product life cycle. We offer a flexible method of engagement from end-to-end reliability solutions to solving specific problems to providing individual targeted reliability services. We do this through reliability assessment, consultation, testing, and training. We have our own Reliability Lab called HALT & HASS Labs where we have successfully helped customers improve the reliability on over 500 different products. So whether you are having field failures or developing your next product and cannot take any chances on reliability, we will develop a reliability solution that is right for you. See the Job Openings Here
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