How to conduct an effective reliability growth program (如何开展有效的可靠性增长项目)

Huairui Guo
Dr. Huairui (Harry) Guo is the Director of the Theoretical Development Department at ReliaSoft Corporation. He received his Ph.D. in Systems & Industrial Engineering and M.S. in Reliability & Quality engineering; both from the University of Arizona. His research and publications cover reliability areas, such as life data analysis, repairable system modeling and reliability test planning, more


Reliability growth (RG) programs have been effectively used in different industries around the world. Many companies in China are struggling to improve the reliability of their products. Reliability growth program is a useful tool that can help companies achieve their reliability goals. In this presentation we will explain the following important issues in a RG program. 1. How to set realistic reliability goals; 2. How to determine test profiles such as usage and load; 3. How to determine test duration and sample size; 4. Problem solving strategy such as 8D process; 5. RG data modeling method. Audiences will obtain basic knowledge on how to conduct an effective reliability growth program after this presentation. Examples from automotive industry will be used in the presentation. Dr. Xiaobing Zhao is currently a Staff Systems Reliability Engineer at Deere & Company. His interests lie in development of practical methods to improve complex product (including mechanical, hydraulic, electrical & electronic, and software systems) reliability. His expertise includes reliability engineering, systems engineering and discrete event & systems dynamic simulation. He has more than 15 years of working experience in communication equipment, electronic device and heavy machinery industries. He received his B.S. in Materials Engineering & M.S. in Engineering Management from Southwest Jiaotong University (China) and M.S. in Reliability Engineering & Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from University of Arizona. He is an ASQ Certificated Reliability Engineer (CRE) and MIT Certificated Systems Engineer. Dr. Huairui (Harry) Guo is the Director of Theoretical Development at ReliaSoft Corporation. He received his Ph.D. in Systems and Industrial Engineering from the University of Arizona. He has published over 70 technical articles and research papers in the area of quality and reliability engineering, including SPC, ANOVA, DOE, repairable and non-repairable system reliability modeling, accelerated life and degradation testing, and warranty prediction. He has been invited to give presentations and seminars for NASA, ASQ, NREL and commercial companies. He has conducted consulting projects for over 25 companies from various industries, including renewable energy, oil and gas, automobile, medical devices and semi-conductors. As the leader of the theory team, he is deeply involved in the development of Weibull++, ALTA, DOE++, RGA, BlockSim, Lambda Predict and other products from ReliaSoft. Dr. Guo was the recipient of the Stan Ofsthun Award from the Society of Reliability Engineers (SRE) in 2008, 2010, and 2014, the recipient of the William Golomski Award from Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) in 2014. He also received the best paper award at the Institute of Industrial Engineers annual research conference in 2007. He is a Certified Reliability Professional (CRP) and an ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) and Certified Quality Engineer (CQE).

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