Systematic Business Innovation
Advanced Reliability Practices
Cognitive Bias & Motivation that
Drive Human Behavior
New Product Development
Progressive Hybrid Design
Product & Process Improvement
Yes, I'm certified as a Reliability Engineer. I've taught the basics to 1000+ engineers. I have applied all the tools myself for over 25 years... and I can make nice powerpoint slides and Weibull plots with the best of them!
BUT THAT IS BORING AND INADEQUATE!
When you have a ton of experience, and you start thinking about the real goal, you realize that it requires a combination of rigorous approaches and unusual, practical approaches to get the best information required to do something great.
My Guiding Principles:
If there is a low-reliability component or sub-system, get rid of it.
Incremental Improvement is not good enough and it usually doesn't last.
Big improvement does not have to equal big risk.
Adding complexity & cost to address a problem is lazy & weak.
Compromises are weak and guaranteed not to meet all requirements.
The best Preventive Maintenance is NO preventive maintenance. Many say this is too hard... I say "too bad, we are going to do it".
Predictive, or Condition-Based Maintenance is effective, but it is still just a way to avoid eliminating the problem.
Subjective, random brainstorming is weak and ineffective. This is common when teams do root cause analysis and FMEA's.
Not letting data drive understanding and decision-making, is weak and lazy.