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Forum: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers
Topic: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers
Topic Posted by: Reliability & Maintainability Forum
Organization: System Reliability Center
Date Posted: Mon Aug 31 12:47:36 US/Eastern 1998
Posted by: Ben Walters
Organization:Etec Systems, Inc.
Date posted: Wed Apr 21 15:01:12 US/Eastern 1999
Subject: Case Studies of Reliability Improvement
I am looking for any case studies or examples of large reliability improvement in a product. My executive management is asking about what it would take for a 10X improvement in our product lines. We make large, complex equipment for the semiconductor industry. Any case studies or examples would be greatly appreciated.
Subject: 10X Improvement
Reply Posted by: Jerry Cartwright
Date Posted: Fri Apr 30 15:28:02 US/Eastern 1999
A success in improving reliability 10X was realized by following a process that involved in general:
1) Determine the current level of reliability.
2) Obtain the necessary data to identify potential areas for improvement (field data & failure analysis)
3) ID resources required.
4) Real time measurement/feedback of improvement results(test sites)
5) Track the improvements for verification
Simple, but data and resources are the key barriers for improvement.