1969-05-19

Product Reliability Programs Involve More Than Mathematical Methodology 690529

This paper discloses a set of idealized engineering/manufacturing operational controls which can serve as models to mass production industry managements interested in implementing corporate-wide product reliability programs. Emphasis is on the modus operandi with which management should be acquainted and should support if the most effective use is to be made of the existing body of reliability methodology. The elements of a reliability program are defined, and a sound product specification system is shown to provide one of the most crucial elements. New specification system concepts are presented which dictate the policies, procedures, organizational structures, and personnel responsibilities necessary to design and produce reliable products.

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