Track 1 Session 3

1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Wednesday March 23, 2011

Effective Reliability Engineering Management

Customers are interested in sustainability of performance, high availability and low operational costs. These can be achieved by giving importance to reliability — and high reliability can be achieved by effective reliability engineering management. Due to size, complexity and performance demands, system development projects may consist of one main contractor and various subcontractors that are specialized in different engineering areas. Because every subcontractor has its own reliability procedures (or, at worst, even no reliability engineering experience at all), it is the responsibility of the main contractor’s reliability engineering department to harmonize these efforts. Subcontractors should be led to perform clear, understandable, usable and accurate qualitative and quantitative analyses. If this is not achieved, outcomes may lack important information and may require time-consuming rework. To avoid these issues, subcontractors should be provided with complete and clear guidelines, well-defined requirements and should be monitored often. This presentation covers real experiences and practical rules in reliability engineering management.

Key Words: Reliability, Management, Guideline, Awareness, Requirement, Lessons Learned

Emek Akgezer

Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc.