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Learn how to calculate, interpret, and use reliability information to minimize total lifecycle costs. Be introduced to several different data distributions for modeling reliability and  predicting lifecycle costs. Become familiar with the Design for Reliability methodology (IDOV) for designing products with predictable reliability.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Design for Reliability (DFR)
  • Reliability Basics
  • Identifying the Boundary and Scope of System Requirements
  • Designing with Reliability in Mind
  • Optimising for the Time Domain
  • Validation of Product Reliability using Test Progression Strategy (Level 3)
  • Reliability in Manufacturing
  • Warranty Analysis

Course Details

Duration: 5 days

Who should attend: Engineers and product designers who are responsible for product design and reliability

Prerequisite: Completion of the DFSS Foundations course and the Breakthrough Performance Using Design for Six Sigma

Accreditation: Can be used towards Accreditation for Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and DFSS Black Belt through Air Academy Associates

Trainer: Terry J. Newton, Master Black Belt, Lean Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma coach and trainer. Terry holds a BS Computer Science from the USAF Academy and MS Computer Science from Naval Post Graduate School

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Babcock Training Academy

Level 9
70 Franklin Street
Adelaide  SA  5000

tel: +61 8 8440 1498