The Little Black Book of Reliability Management

The Little Black Book of Reliability Management
Daniel T. Daley
200 Pages, Hardcover
Published: January, 2006

The Little Black Book of Reliability Management provides the reader with a fresh but comprehensive perspective on the subject of reliability management. It challenges the reader to consider "what he has a right to expect" based on his current reliability programs. And it describes the programs and discipline needed if the reader desires the "right to expect" a higher level of reliability performance. This unique resource is perfect for individuals working in plants and in other organizations that are dependent on the reliability of complex physical assets.

• Provides much of the information needed to organize a reliability program at a company or in a plant that does not currently have one.
• Features a simple description of a number of reliability subjects and techniques in a mannerthat readers can easily understand.
• Describes the data that must be collected and the analysis that should be done at each phase during the lifecycle of a physical asset.
• Starts the user down the path of collecting data, mapping failures to causes and implementing the elements of a comprehensive reliability program in an order that best serves his needs.
• Devotes a chapter to pattern recognition and identification of the relationships between identified patterns and failures.
• Provides real-life examples.
• Contains examples of documents and spreadsheets needed to apply recommendations at the readers own plants and shops.

• Introduction
• What do you have a right to expect?
• Patterns and Relationships
• Learning about a Defect
• Malfunction Reporting
• Diagnostics
• Troubleshooting - Digression Concerning Facts
• Failure Analysis
• "Bucketing" Information
• Analysis
• Creating a Comprehensive Reliability Program
• General Comments on Reliability Methods
• Conclusion
• Appendix 1: Typical Malfunction Reporting and Defect Analysis System
• Appendix 2: References for Further Reading


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