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Background: 

Design for reliability (DFR) has become a worldwide goal, regardless of the industry and market. The best organizations around the world have become increasingly intent on harvesting the value proposition for competing globally while significantly lowering life cycle costs. The DFR principles and methods are aimed proactively to prevent faults, failures, and product malfunctions.

 

Why should you attend?

In Japan, this tool is used to gain customer loyalty and customer trust. However, we still face some challenges. Very few engineering managers and design engineers understand the value added by design for reliability; they often fail to see savings in warranty costs, increased customer satisfaction, and gain in market share. These facts, combined with the current worldwide economic challenges, have created perfect conditions for this science of engineering. This is an art also because many decisions have to be made not only on evidence-based data, but also on engineering creativity to design out failure at lower costs.

  

Description of the topic:

Should the design margin be 100% or 800%?

“How does the designer determine the design margin?” • Should we design for pigeons doing their dirty job?

What about designing for all the other environmental stressors, such as chemicals sprayed during snow emergencies, tornados, and earthquakes?

• Should we design-in redundancy on large mechanical systems to avoid disasters?

Should we design for sudden shocks experienced by the bridge during repair and maintenance?

 

Areas Covered in the Session :

·         INTRODUCTION TO PRODUCT DEVICE REQUIREMENTS

·         PREVENTING RECALLS DURING SPECIFICATION WRITING

·         RISK ASSESSMENT AND RISK MANAGEMENT

·         PREVENTING RECALLS DURING EARLY DESIGN

·         PREVENTING RECALLS DURING THE DETAIL DESIGN

·         DESIGNING FOR PROGNOSTICS TO PROTECT PATIENTS

·         DESIGN FOR HUMAN FACTORS IN USE

·         PREVENTING RECALLS DURING PRODUCTION VALIDATION

·         PREVENTING SOFTWARE DESIGN RECALLS

·         PREVENTING SUPPLY CHAIN QUALITY DEFECTS

·        PREVENTING RECALLS USING VERIFICATION PROCESS

·         PREVENTING RECALLS USING DESIGN VALIDATION PROCESS

·         RECALL PLANNING TO MAXIMIZE EFFICIENCY IN THE EVENT OF A RECALL

·         ROLE OF MANAGEMENT IN PREVENTING RECALLS

·         INNOVATION METHODS USEFUL IN PREVENTING RECALLS

 

Who will benefit: 

Senior Management

All employees in R&D, Design

All employees in Manufacturing Engineering

Production Supervisors and Engineers

Marketing staff

Maintenance staff

Quality Assurance staff

Product Reliability staff

Regulatory staff

 

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Speaker: Dev Raheja, Risk Management Consultant, Independent

Dev Raheja, MS,CSP, author of the books Preventing Medical Device Recalls, Design for Reliability, and Assurance Technologies, is an international risk management, reliability, and system safety consultant for government, commercial and aerospace industry for over 30 years. His clients include Army, Navy, Air Force, NASA, Siemens, Eaton, Boeing, Lockheed, Northrup Grumman, General Motors, Prior to becoming a consultant in 1982 he worked at GE as Supervisor of Quality Assurance/Manager of Manufacturing Engineering, at Cooper Industries as Chief Engineer, and at Booz-Allen & Hamilton as Risk Management consultant for variety of industries. He teaches Design for Reliability courses at the University of Maryland for degree programs in Mechanical Engineering and Reliability Engineering. He is a Fellow of American Society for Quality and recipient of its Austin Bonis Award for Reliability Education Advancement, and former chair of the Reliability Division. He is a Senior Member of IEEE. He is a former National Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award Examiner in the first batch of examiners. His served as Vice president of the International System Safety Society where he received the Scientific Achievement Award and the Educator-of-the-Year Award. He served on the Board of Directors for the Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium for more than 10 years.


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