The two day RAM Introduction Course introduces students to the managerial considerations and requirements for producing a ‘reliable system.’ This course is primarily tailored for those who are new to the discipline but will help those who wish to develop their skills further. Members of ‘producer organizations’ (those who design and manufacture systems) and members of ‘consumer organizations’ (those who specify and purchase a system) will gain valuable insight on what they can do to get a more reliable system. The key focus is how reliability performance is ‘measured’ and how it relates to business outcomes … such as making money. Simple approaches for estimating the cost and benefit of a reliability activity are taught. Traditional reliability metrics (such as the MTBF) are examined – and in many instances shown why they are inappropriate for most reliability applications. The RAM Introduction Course teaches students how to go about initiating an organizational reliability plan, and considerations for implementing cultural change more broadly.
The RAM Introduction Course comprises the first two days of the five day RAM Management Course, which also includes our three day RAM Practitioners Course. The latter involves more practical reliability engineering skills that are used to implement a reliability plan.
No subject matter expertise is assumed.