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Reliability Leader with Adam Bahret

A podcast about how leaders make organizations that create reliable technology

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RL#3-12 Nancy Regan: Achieving Personal Goals and How it Connects to Reliability Centered Maintenance

Nancy and I share a passion for reliability.  We also share a passion for maximizing performance of individuals.  There is no way around the fact that how people operate effects how machines operate.


3 Jul 2022

Rank #1

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RL#3-11. Jessica Musser: How to improve poor field service

Jessica shares a personal story about the experience of receiving poor field service as a consumer.  Together we brainstorm on how the company could have improved the experience. 


27 Jun 2022

Rank #2

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RL#3-10 The Anchoring Methodology

In this episode I discuss the reliability anchoring methodology from the Reliability Culture tool kit.  The anchoring tool ensures we are tracking if changes to a planed test will effect ROI in a manner that justifies cancelling or postponing that test. 


19 Jun 2022

Rank #3

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RL#3-9 Quality vs Reliability with Dan Burrows

In this episode my guest Dan Burrows, Director of Quality and Reliability at Solecta, discuss the difference between quality and reliability engineering.  It's not as easy as you would think, and there is surely more than one answer.


13 Jun 2022

Rank #4

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RL#3-8 It was a two meter wide thermal exhaust port leading to the core reactor

"The target area is only two meters wide. It's a small thermal exhaust port, right below the main port. The shaft leads directly to the reactor system." Do you know what that quote is from?  If you do you are an awesome geek.  if you don't I still think you will enjoy this episode about how reliability engineers think a little different from design engineers.


5 Jun 2022

Rank #5

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RL#3-7 FMEA with guest Carl Carlson

My guest Carl Carlson and I discuss FMEA's and how they are best incorporated into product development programs.  Carl is a thought leader in FMEA and the author of "Effective FMEAs". He can be contacted at cscarlson3@gmail.com


15 May 2022

Rank #6

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Design Failure Mode Effects Analysis (DFMEA) is one of the most important tools in a reliability program. If implemented correctly it will significantly improve efficiency in the design process.  Implemented incorrectly it can be a devastating detour in what could have been a great produce development program.  Let's talk about both.


11 May 2022

Rank #7

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RL#3-5 Go from Prototype to Robust Design

How do we go from a prototype to robust design?  There are a few easy steps ranging from correctly assessing what drives robust performance to testing driven design change.


2 May 2022

Rank #8

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RL#3-4 The Good 'ol Standby

After reading a NASA guide on best practices for fastener retention (lock washers, nylock nuts, tapered threads, chemical bonding) I was surprised to find out that that the method used most in everyday life was effectively useless.  Got me thinking, what else do we do in product design as a "best practice" only because we've always done it that way?


26 Apr 2022

Rank #9

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RL#3-3 The Fastest Reliability Program

What is the most effective and fastest reliability program? It is simply the golden trinity of HALT, ALT, and RG.  In thsi episode I dicsuss how to apply these tools with an extremely high ROI.


18 Apr 2022

Rank #10