Reliability in Specific Industries

FREE WEBINAR – September 2, 2015
Host: Ops A La Carte
Speaker: John Cooper, Senior Reliability Engineer and Instructor
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm Pacific TimeWhether you are in a startup company, pressed to meet a demanding schedule, or if you are in reliability engineering and are offering services to a startup, it’s important to understand how startup companies operate, and what their needs are in regards to product reliability.

Many startups today are fast-paced, driven by young college grads, and often funded through crowdsharing. They may be sponsored by one of several well-known venture capital incubators.

One of the challenges in modern reliability engineering is to help management and engineers understand the value and process of reliability engineering. In an electronic company, there may challenges to get people to understand such tools as HALT, or FMEA. In a crowdsharing based startup, the challenge is an order of magnitude more difficult. The risk of failure is much higher, when you consider the consequences of products that fail soon after shipment.

A startup company is under pressure to meet goals such as the following:
1) Quicker: Product development time must be shorter – time to market is much more critical.
2) Products must be better – higher performance, better quality and reliability (as demonstrated by smart phones, for example).
3) Products must be lower cost, which is cost of ownership, including warranty cost.

We will examine what the special reliability needs are for startup companies, and consider what tools make more sense – tools such as HALT – for results must occur in days, not weeks. In startups, decisions are made real-time, meetings are short; there is no “long term”.

Join us in this webinar, and share your questions or concerns.

Nov 11-12, 2013
San Jose, CA

Mike Silverman will be giving a presentation on Medical Reliability

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MD&M East – May 22-24, 2012, Philadelphia, PA

Ops A La Carte’s Mike Silverman will be giving a three hour class on "Medical Reliability Testing – Identifying Testing Requirements Early."

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We have 3 great medical events in the month of November

1) On November 1st, we will host a free webinar entitled “Best Reliability Practices for Medical Devices.

2) On November 10-11th, we will be exhibiting and speaking at the San Jose BIOMEDevice Show. Our presentation will be on “Outsourcing product development to a multidiscipline team of specialists: A success story” at BIOMEDevice’s Innovation Briefsfrom 12:45 pm – 1:15 pm on Thursday, November 11, 2010. We will be in booth #1210.

3) On November 12th, we will be having a Medical Device Open House at Ops A La Carte’s headquarters in Santa Clara, CA. This will be a great mix between service providers in the medical market along with customers showing off new products – a great networking event for folks in the medical market.

Inquire more about any of these events through our information page on our site at: Ops A La Carte Medical Reliability Events