Musings on reliability and maintenance topics

Short essays and thoughts (musings) on reliability and maintenance engineering topics. Let me know your reaction and thought, plus any questions.
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The learning and teaching route to success

April 18, 2014
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Reliability engineers learn basic tools and techniques most often from others with that knowledge.

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Successful Reliability Engineers Add Value

April 11, 2014
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The value of meeting the customer’s reliability expectations results in customer satisfactions, increased sales, and in some cases premium pricing.

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Networked and Positive as a Reliability Engineer

April 4, 2014
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By working with the combined knowledge of your network and finding the enjoyable elements of your work (thus smiling) you may find additional opportunities for career advancement.

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Reliability engineers should have talent and be professional

March 28, 2014
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A short description of talented and professional in the context of being a reliability engineer

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Success as a reliability engineer

March 22, 2014
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Being successful as a reliability engineer, while creating reliable products, permits continuation and growth as a reliability professional.

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Why wait for field returns?

March 16, 2014
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Why Wait for Field Returns? In an ideal world our products and equipment will just work. They would not fail and would not require warranty claims, product returns, or repair. Unfortunately, we make design mistakes, assembly errors, incur damage, or simply fail. The desired balance for most businesses, is the cost of returns will not […]

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How to spot reliability minded coworkers

March 6, 2014
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Being the reliability engineer on a project doesn’t have to be a lonely assignment.

Nearly everyone on the team shares the same goal. That of creating a reliable product or maintaining equipment availability.

Other may be electrical or mechanical engineers, technicians, procurement or some other part of the organization, yet they all have something to contribute to improving reliability.

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Creating Reliability Champions

February 27, 2014

Creating reliability champions How to find, encourage and develop reliability professionals across your organization? We all face the challenge of creating a culture of reliability within an organization at some point in our careers. Do so alone is nearly impossible. You need support. You need more hands and minds that can spot reliability opportunities. You […]

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14 Ways to Acquire Reliability Engineering Knowledge

February 20, 2014
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Learning about reliability engineering is a life long journey. Here are 14 ways to consider as you continue to learn.

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Basics of Reliability Engineering

February 13, 2014
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There are technical and interpersonal elements to reliability engineering. Know the basics to get started building a successful career in the profession.

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