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Reliability: A New Definition with Special Guest Gary Tyne – CONNECT Conversations

Ron Moore | Contributing Host, RELIABILITY CONNECT

SMRP, SAE, and perhaps other organizations have a definition for reliability. Generally speaking, it is applied to equipment and focuses on the ability of that equipment to provide its intended function for a specific period of time under stated conditions without failure. In this podcast, we’ll offer and discuss a new definition, one focused more on system and business level performance, that is, the ability of a system to provide the maximum in quality product, on time, in full, at the lowest sustainable cost. Overall Equipment Effectiveness, or OEE, is the best measure for this definition of reliability. We’ll discuss the differences between the definitions, along with other potential measures for different types of systems, for example, power generating stations, cold storage facilities, and transportation systems, offering thoughts and challenges for operations and maintenance managers to think differently, and hopefully more collaboratively, about reliability, especially from a business perspective.

More About Gary Tyne:

Undertake Reliability Studies and Facilitation using reliability methods and techniques
• RCM Reliability Centred Maintenance
• FMECA Failure Modes Effects Criticality Analysis
• Reliability Block Diagrams
• Criticality Analysis
• Weibull Analysis

Undertake facilitation and lead investigations using Root Cause Analysis techniques
• Root Cause Analysis

Trainer of the following (inhouse and public courses):

• ReliabilityFocus™ Program
• Reliability Techniques
• Root Cause Analysis
o 5 WHYS
o Cause and Effect
• Maintenance Planning and Scheduling
• Reliability Leadership using Reliability Mindset
• Reliability in Design
• Asset Strategy Optimisation
• Maintenance Strategy Development
• Defect Elimination


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About the Author

Ron Moore Contributing Host, RELIABILITY CONNECT
  • Author of 1) Making Common Sense Common Practice; 2) What Tool? When? A Management Guide; 3) Where Do We Start Our Improvement Program?; 4) Business Fables & Foibles; 5) A Common Sense Approach to Defect Elimination; 6) Our Transplant Journey; and 70+ papers
  • Authority on strategies and practices for operational excellence
  • Clients in North & South America, Australia, Europe, Asia, Africa,
  • Managing Partner of The RM Group, Inc. for 27 years
  • Prior to consulting – President of Computational Systems, Inc. (CSI)