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Dare to Know: Interviews with Quality and Reliability Thought Leaders | Hosted by Tim Rodgers
18 minutes | 5 months ago
DTK Shane Turcott Author
Shane Turcott Author Tim interviews Shane about his new book, “Decoding Mechanical Failure”, how physical evidence from a failed part can suggest specific kinds of failures, and situations where the data might point in one direction but the physical evidence point in a different direction. Shane Turcott is a metallurgical engineer and a Canadian Professional Engineer specializing in laboratory-based failure analysis. His work provides physical evidence and support to reliability engineers conducting RCA investigation throughout the refining, mining and energy industries. He s worked for various companies including Dofasco, Bodycote and Liburdi Turbine Services. In 2009 Shane founded Steel Image, an engineering company specializing in failure analysis and on-site material evaluations supporting reliability. He s the past Ontario Chair of the American Society of Materials and current architect for the ASM World Class online series at asmontario.org. Shane is the author of Decoding Mechanical Failures. The Definitive Guide to Interpreting Fractures, which is likely the first introductory book explaining how to examine fracture surfaces. In this episode, Tim and Shane discuss: Shane’s new book, “Decoding Mechanical Failure” How the physical evidence from a failed part suggests specific kinds of failures. Could people be making mistakes about root cause because they re neglecting the physical evidence? Why using the failed part as an indicator of the root cause isn’t being used. Download AudioRSSiTunes Stitcher Shane is the author of the book Decoding Mechanical Failures. When a metal component fails, its fracture surface is the greatest source of information as to why it failed – it just needs to be decoded. This book introduces fractography and how to decode the fracture features of mechanical failures. It demonstrates how to visually diagnose and interpret ductile, brittle and fatigue failures using numerous examples. It then explains how each diagnosis is used to direct the investigation towards the root cause of failure. There are two additional chapters on advanced fatigue of rotating shafts and static fastener failures. Intended for anyone dealing with equipment failures including reliability, maintenance, inspectors and mechanical engineers. The post DTK Shane Turcott Author appeared first on Accendo Reliability.
23 minutes | 6 months ago
DTK Doug Lehr Business Leader
Doug Lehr Business Leader Tim interviews Doug about new product development, risk mitigation or avoidance vs. the cost of an uncertain future event, and successful FMEAs. Doug Lehr is the Founder and Principal of Integris Technology Services LLC. He has over 41 years of experience in the development of downhole tools for oil and gas wells and has built a track record of success in technical management, innovation, and industry leadership. In this episode, Tim and Doug discuss: Advice Doug would give to reliability engineers who participate in new product development. When the cost of failure can be very high, how does that change the way you look at reliability testing and risk planning? How can reliability engineers become more business-savvy? What would you recommend to ensure FMEAs are successful? Download Audio RSS iTunes Stitcher The post DTK Doug Lehr Business Leader appeared first on Accendo Reliability.
22 minutes | 6 months ago
DTK Bob Latino Author
Bob Latino Author Tim interviews Bob about EasyRCA, Reliability and Safety. Robert Latino is the CEO of Reliability Center, which is a 46 year old reliability consulting firm specializing in improving equipment, process, and human reliability. Bob is an internationally recognized author, trainer, software developer and practitioner of best practices in the field of reliability engineering with a specialty in root cause analysis. In this episode, Tim and Bob discuss: What is Bob’s new EasyRCA software solution. Bob’s blog article titled, “Defining Root Cause Analysis”. Reliability vs Safety. How we can design systems that reduce the dependency on individuals doing the right thing all the time. Download Audio RSS iTunes Stitcher The post DTK Bob Latino Author appeared first on Accendo Reliability.
22 minutes | 7 months ago
DTK Ray Harkins Business Leader
Ray Harkins Business Leader Tim interviews Ray about professional development, which is the focus of The Manufacturing Academy. Ray Harkins is a senior manufacturing professional with over 25 years of experience in manufacturing engineering, quality management, and business analytics. He s written extensively for national trade publications, and he founded The Manufacturing Academy where he s taught over 11,000 students on the topics of quality engineering, business finance, and career management. In this episode, Tim and Ray discuss: What is The Manufacturing Academy and how it got started The evolution of continuing education for manufacturing professionals An overview of courses offered by The Manufacturing Academy The coupon, just for listeners of Dare to Know for the Root Cause Analysis and the 8D Corrective Action Process course. Use coupon DARETOKNOW to receive the course price of $16.99. Note this is a limited time offer and once the coupon expires you will receive the best available price at that time. Download Audio RSS iTunes Stitcher You can find more about Ray, the article series he writes and the courses offered at Ray’s About page. *Accendo Reliability has an affiliate relationship with The Manufacturing Academy and Ray Harkins, thus we will receive a percentage of proceeds when you buy a seat in one of his courses. The post DTK Ray Harkins Business Leader appeared first on Accendo Reliability.
19 minutes | a year ago
DTK John Ayers Author
John Ayers Author Tim interviews John about project risk management, which is the topic of John’s new book by the same title. John Ayers is a consultant and the author of Project Risk Management: How to Avoid Failure, which is part of the CERM Academy Series on Enterprise Risk Management. John earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Engineering Management from Northeastern University. He has extensive experience working in both commercial and defense companies. He has managed numerous large high-tech development programs valued at more than $100M. John has held a number of positions over his career, including Director of Programs, Director of Operations, and Engineering Manager. He has experience with design, manufacturing, test, integration, contracts, project management, risk management, and quality control. He has extensive domestic and international subcontract management experience. John is a certified six sigma specialist, a member of PMI, and he s certified to level 2 in earned value management. In this episode, Tim and Andy discuss: What is risk based problems solving and how it is different then other methods Expanding the scope of reliability engineers to include project management and subcontractors. How project risk affects product reliability Download Audio RSS iTunes Stitcher You can find John’s book on Amazon, Project Risk Management: How to Avoid Failure *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. In short, this means when you buy something on Amazon after following a link from this site, we get a small percentage of its price. This helps support Accendo Reliability by offsetting a portion of the cost to maintain the site. And, your support is much appreciated. The post DTK John Ayers Author appeared first on Accendo Reliability.
24 minutes | a year ago
DTK Tim Moriarty Author
Tom Moriarty Author Tim interviews Tom, they discuss the topic of productive leadership with respect to organizational reliability. Tom Moriarty is president of Alidade Maintenance Engineering and Reliability, Inc. (Alidade MER). Founded in 2004, its mission is to help others lead full and satisfying lives through physical asset management and productive leadership principles. Tom became a member of the Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals in 2002 and is currently the Government Relations Committee Chairman, a Florida Chapter Board Member, the Florida Central East District Director and a CMRP since 2003. He has various credentials in RCM, Root Cause Analysis and predictive maintenance technologies. In 2018 he became an Approved Provider of Productive Leadership System training. Since 2008, Tom has been the author of a monthly column on leadership in Plant Services Magazine. In November 2019 his book The Productive Leadership System; Maximizing Organizational Reliability was published and it s available through Amazon and Industrial Press. In this episode, Tim and Andy discuss: The difference between organization and product reliability The importance of productive leadership A few tips on being a productive leader Download Audio RSS iTunes Stitcher The post DTK Tom Moriarty Author appeared first on Accendo Reliability.
22 minutes | a year ago
DTK Bob Latino Consultant
Bob Latino Consultant Tim interviews Bob Latino, they discuss the difference between safety and reliability, zero metrics, and RCA. Robert Latino is the CEO of Reliability Center, which is a 46 year old reliability consulting firm specializing in improving equipment, process, and human reliability. Bob is an internationally recognized author, trainer, software developer and practitioner of best practices in the field of reliability engineering with a specialty in root cause analysis. In this episode, Tim and Andy discuss: Why we shouldn’t assume a direct correlation between safety and reliability The controversy over “zero metrics” Do learning teams make RCA obsolete Download Audio RSS iTunes Stitcher Show Notes To learn more about the training programs at the Reliability Center, go to www.reliability.com. The post DTK Bob Latino Consultant appeared first on Accendo Reliability.
23 minutes | 2 years ago
DTK Andrew Russell Scholar
Andrew Russell Scholar Tim interviews Andrew Russell, a bit of the history of science and technology, and the upcoming Maintainers III conference. Andrew Russell is Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica and Albany New York. He is a historian of technology who has published a number of books and articles on the history of the Internet, the history of standards development in the US and Europe, and the tensions and synergies between innovation and maintenance. He earned his Ph.D. from the Program in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology at The Johns Hopkins University. In this episode, Tim and Andy discuss: The history of science and technology The balance between innovation and maintenance Details about the Maintainers III conference Recorded September 2019. Download Audio RSS iTunes Stitcher Show Notes The Maintainers III conference will be held in Washington DC on October 6 – 9. For more information about the conference, go to http://themaintainers.org/miii The post DTK Andrew Russell Scholar appeared first on Accendo Reliability.
24 minutes | 2 years ago
DTK Jim McLinn Consultant
Jim McLinn, Consultant Tim interviews Jim McLinn, a consultant, about his background and the upcoming Reliability, Maintenance & Managing Risk Conference. Jim McLinn is a reliability consultant at Rel-Tech in Phoenix. Jim has MS in Solid State Physics from the University of Minnesota and has worked in the semiconductor and biomedical industries. He has broad experience working to help companies become more competitive. During his career his responsibilities included reliability predictions, leading FMEA teams, running ALT and HALT tests and working with international subsidiaries. Jim has served on the ASQ Reliability Division board and the IEEE Reliability Society ADCOM. He has published three monographs with ASQ; Weibull Analysis, Mechanical Reliability and Accelerated Life Test. Jim has taught a variety of classes and spoken at many reliability conferences around the world. He s the program chair for ASQ s Reliability, Maintenance & Managing Risk Conference later this year, where he ll be hosting a course on accelerated testing. In this episode, Tim and Jim discuss: As upcoming chair, Jim discusses the program details Changes, themes, and issues that are attracting more interest Who will be attending Recorded June 2019. Download Audio RSS iTunes Stitcher Show Notes The RMMR conference will be held in San Antonio on October 15 and 16. For more information about the conference, go to www.asqrd.org/RMMR The post DTK Jim McLinn Consultant appeared first on Accendo Reliability.
28 minutes | 2 years ago
DTK Mike Konrad
DTK Mike Konrad Business Leader Tim Rodgers interviews Mike about circuit board cleaning systems. Mike Konrad is an industry expert on the removal of contamination from circuit assemblies. He s been part of the electronic assembly cleaning industry for the past 33 years. Mike designed several automated cleaning and cleanliness testing machines, he s published scores of technical articles on the subject of cleaning and cleanliness assessment, and he s been a member of editorial boards for several industry publications. Mike served on the US Navy s EMPF manufacturer s committee and is a featured speaker at industry events and technical workshops worldwide. Mike was honored with Distinguished Speaker status from the Surface Mount Technology Association in 2017. Mike has also served as a court-appointed expert witness in civil litigation matters concerning post-reflow cleanliness assessment and contamination related failure mechanisms. He s the founder of Aqueous Technologies, a manufacturer of automated cleaning and cleanliness testing systems designed for the electronic assembly industry and has served as the CEO/CTO since 1992. Mike is also the host of the Reliability Matters podcast available on iTunes, Spotify, Spreaker.com and reliability.fm. In this episode, Mike and Tim discuss: A little history of circuit card cleaning Failures that may occur due to improper board cleaning A discussion on the balance of cost and cleanliness and, more Recorded May 2019. Download Audio RSS iTunes Stitcher Show Notes Learn more about Aqueous Technologies. Check out Mike’s podcast, Reliability Matters The post DTK Mike Konrad Business Leader appeared first on Accendo Reliability.
21 minutes | 2 years ago
Lucy Freedman Author
Lucy Freedman Author Tim Rodgers interviews Lucy concerning her book, Smart Work: The Syntax Guide to Influence concerning improving our ability to communicate well. Lucy Freedman is a leadership educator and author of the book Smart Work: The Syntax Guide to Influence. She identified the fact that many technical professionals and leaders are brilliant in their field but challenged when it comes to translating their expertise so that executives make better-informed decisions. She developed the Syntax for Change as a way to make sense out of human communication, and applies it wherever communication gaps threaten productivity and reliability, which is everywhere. With a BA and Master’s from Harvard, Lucy began her professional life teaching English to 15 year olds, and then went on to teach leadership to adults in companies such as HP, Intel, Agilent, Oracle, EDS, and Tokyo Electron. In this episode, Lucy and Tim discuss: A few common communication problems The importance of human communication to reliability A few ideas to improve your influence in the workplace Recorded May 2019. Download Audio RSS iTunes Stitcher< Here’s the book mentioned that explains and helps you master the concepts Lucy discussed. Smart Work (2nd Edition): The SYNTAX Guide to Influence *Accendo Reliability participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. This affiliate advertising program provides a way for sites to earn a commission on links to Amazon. In short, this means when you buy something on Amazon after following a link from this site, we get a small percentage of its price. This helps support Accendo Reliability by offsetting a portion of the cost to maintain the site. And, your support is much appreciated. The post DTK Lucy Freedman Author appeared first on Accendo Reliability.
20 minutes | 2 years ago
Eric Arnum Author
Eric Arnum Author Tim Rodgers interviews Eric concerning his online newsletter, Warranty Week, concerning his ongoing reporting on the warranty industry. Eric is the editor of an online newsletter called Warranty Week. It s aimed at people in the business the manufacturers making the products that get the warranties, the retailers and dealers that sell the products and also the extended warranties that go with them, and the administrators and insurance companies that work with those manufacturers and retailers to manage the paperwork. It s currently published as a weekly email on Thursday nights to over 7000 subscribers, and it s also available on the web at www.warrantyweek.com. Before launching Warranty Week in late 2002, Eric did market research and wrote columns about the data communications and email industries, and the initial commercial rollout of the Internet. He lives and works at home in Queens, New York, close to the airports, Citi Field, and the spaceships featured in the movie Men in Black. In this episode, Eric and Tim discuss: Discoveries in the reported warranty data Examples of changes in the business of warranty A little about Guarenteed Asset Protection Recorded May 2019. Download Audio RSS iTunes Stitcher Subscribe to the free online newsletter at www.warrantyweek.com. The post DTK Eric Arnum Author appeared first on Accendo Reliability.
19 minutes | 2 years ago
DTK Rob Kalwarowsky Engineer
DTK Rob Kalwarowsky Engineer Tim Rodgers interviews Rob about maintenance management system. Rob Kalwarowsky is a senior reliability engineer currently looking for new opportunities while hosting the podcast Rob s Reliability Project. From 2014-19 Rob worked at Fluid Life and focused on machine learning, lubrication and reliability audits, and reliability product development. Before that, Rob worked as a reliability engineer at Teck Resources and his work focused on condition-based monitoring analytics, failure prediction, risk analysis, and spare parts optimization. He also has consulting experience in financial modeling with an emphasis on optimization and cost-benefit analysis. Rob graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and a minor in management. In this episode, Rob and Tim discuss: Artificial intelligence and machine learning in reliability engineering The risks with the AI and ML tools A few notes on how the IIoT will change reliability engineering and, more Recorded March 2019. Download Audio RSS iTunes Stitcher Show Notes The post DTK Rob Kalwarowsky Engineer appeared first on Accendo Reliability.
19 minutes | 2 years ago
DTK Ryan Chan Business Leader
DTK Ryan Chan Business Leader Tim Rodgers interviews Ryan about maintenance management system. Ryan Chan is the CEO and founder at UpKeep Maintenance Management. He s a chemical engineer from UC Berkeley and was named one of Forbes Under 30 for Manufacturing in 2018. Ryan says that he started UpKeep out of passion and frustration by the lack of mobility in today s maintenance management software. UpKeep has been deployed to over 1000 businesses and is a leader in mobile-first maintenance management software. In this episode, Ryan and Tim discuss: What is maintenance management Adoption and use of a maintenance management system A few ideas on how to properly recognize the maintenance team and, more Recorded February 2019. Download Audio RSS iTunes Stitcher Show Notes Learn more about UpKeep Maintenance Management software. The post DTK Ryan Chan Business Leader appeared first on Accendo Reliability.
23 minutes | 2 years ago
DTK Alex Walter Business Leader
Alex Walter, Business Leader, A3J Group Tim Rodgers interviews Alex about conditioned based maintenance. Alex is the Chief Innovation Officer at the A3J Group in Tampa, Florida, which is a company he founded to address the need for innovative software solutions within the Enterprise Asset Management industry. Alex brings over 18 years of experience in business consulting in various industries, including life sciences, oil and gas, water and waste management, education, and government facilities. Alex s previous roles include senior vice president and vice president of software development and products at EDI. He has a BS in applied mathematics and economics at Brown University, and he spends his free time running half marathons and waiting for better days for the New York Jets. In this episode, Alex and Tim discuss: What is Condition Based Maintenance or Monitoring The barriers to implementing CBM A few ideas on steps to get started with effective CBM and, more Recorded November 2018. Download Audio RSS iTunes Stitcher Show Notes Links: Learn more about the Fluke line of connected reliability products A3J Group The post DTK Alex Walter Business Leader appeared first on Accendo Reliability.
26 minutes | 3 years ago
DTK Simon Whiteley Consultant
Simon Whiteley, Consultant Tim interviews Simon Whiteley, a consultant, about his background and ongoing work in the field of system safety engineering. Simon is an independent system safety engineering consultant and managing director at Whiteley Aerospace Safety Engineering & Management, Limited. He s worked as a system safety engineer across the entire product and project lifecycle and with a variety of industries, including civil and defense aerospace, air traffic control, weapons systems, armored automotive, maritime and nuclear defense, healthcare, government IT, pharmaceuticals, and most recently rail transportation. Simon offers consulting, training, coaching and support regarding system safety engineering and safety-critical project management. He received his Bachelor s degree in aerospace engineering with honors from the University of Lincoln, and a Master s degree in safety-critical systems engineering from the University of York. In this episode, Tim and Simon discuss: The connection between system theory and safety engineering Dealing with low probability and high impact events An introduction and applicaiton examples of STAMP Recorded May 2018. Download Audio RSS iTunes Stitcher Show Notes Whiteley Aerospace Safety Engineering & Management, Limited website is whiteleysafety.mykajabi.com The post DTK Simon Whiteley Consultant appeared first on Accendo Reliability.
20 minutes | 3 years ago
Harry McLean Author
Harry McLean Author Tim Rodgers interviews Harry concerning his book, HALT, HASS, and HASA Explained: Accelerated Reliability Techniques, Revised Edition concerning the application of HALT in product development. Harry is a consultant at Harry s Reliability Engineering in Vancouver Washington. Harry spent most of his career with Hewlett-Packard where he held various positions in production, research and development, and quality and reliability engineering. His career includes working as a Project Research and Development Manager at Qualmark, Quality Systems and Reliability Engineering Manager at AT&T Wireless, Reliability Engineering Manager at Xantrex Technology, and Reliability Lab Manager at Advanced Energy. His most recent position was Director of Reliability at Enecsys. His expertise includes extensive knowledge of medical electronics and personal printers. While at HP he designed and implemented the HASA process, and he s written several papers about HALT and HASS. Harry s book HALT, HASS, and HASA Explained: Accelerated Reliability Techniques, Revised Edition was originally published by ASQ in 2000, and the Revised Edition was published in 2009. He received his Electrical Engineering degree from Northeastern University in Boston. In this episode, Harry and Tim discuss: When and where to use and not use HALT Accelerated testing and production monitoring Estimating product reliability Recorded May 2018. Download Audio RSS iTunes Stitcher *Accendo Reliability participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. This affiliate advertising program provides a way for sites to earn a commission on links to Amazon. In short, this means when you buy something on Amazon after following a link from this site, we get a small percentage of its price. This helps support Accendo Reliability by offsetting a portion of the cost to maintain the site. And, your support is much appreciated. The post DTK Harry McLean Author appeared first on Accendo Reliability.
26 minutes | 3 years ago
DTK Steven Wachs Consultant
Steven Wachs, Consultant Tim interviews Steven Wachs, a consultant, about his background and ongoing work as a statistician and consultant. Steven has 30 years of wide-ranging industry experience in both technical and management positions. He s worked as a statistician at Ford Motor Company where has extensive experience in the development of statistical models, reliability analysis, designed experimentation, and statistical process control. Steve is currently a Principal Statistician at Integral Concepts, Inc. where he assists manufacturers in the application of statistical methods to reduce variation and improve quality and productivity. He also possesses expertise in the application of reliability methods to achieve robust and reliable products as well as estimate and reduce warranty. In addition to providing consulting services, Steve leads training workshops in a variety of statistical methods. Steve has an M.A. in applied statistics from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his Six Sigma Black Belt while working at Ford Motor Company. In this episode, Tim and Steven discuss: The many reasons companies fail to prevent problems How testing and process control relate A few of the common misundersatndings or incorrect applications of SPC Recorded March 2018. Download Audio RSS iTunes Stitcher Show Notes Integral Concepts, Inc website is integral-concepts.com The post DTK Steven Wachs Consultant appeared first on Accendo Reliability.
30 minutes | 3 years ago
DTK Anne Meixner Consultant
Anne Meixner, Consultant Tim interviews Anne Meixner a consultant about her background and ongoing work concerning with testing analog and mixed signal devices. Anne is the principal owner of The Engineers Daughter LLC where she provides consulting on semiconductor test manufacturing and design for test. She has over 30 years of experience as an engineer and technical leader, including more than 20 years as a test technologist at Intel in Hillsboro Oregon, focusing on mixed signal and analog test methods. While at Intel she applied new test technologies to ease manufacturing test costs while maintaining or improving test coverage. Anne received her Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1993 where she studied fault modeling for analog circuits. In this episode, Tim and Anne discuss: Anne’s background and why analog and mixed signal devices are still important Testing, including fault coverage and how to ensuring adequate coverage Anne’s work supporting career development support Recorded March 2018. Download Audio RSS iTunes Stitcher Show Notes Anne’s website is annemeixner.com Anne’s oral history project is at www.engineersdaughter.org Anne’s series of articles on Testing is at Testing 1 2 3 The post DTK Anne Meixner Consultant appeared first on Accendo Reliability.
24 minutes | 3 years ago
DTK Doug Plucknette Consultant
Doug Plucknette, Consultant Tim interviews Doug Plucknette a consultant about his background and ongoing work concerning quality, reliability and RCM Blitz®. Doug is a consultant, trainer, and practitioner at Allied Reliability Group in Rochester, NY. Doug started in the pipefitter apprentice program at Eastman Kodak in 1981 and worked his way up to become a maintenance supervisor and reliability engineer. He left Kodak in 1999 and founded Reliability Solutions, Inc., consulting on Reliability Centered Maintenance. He joined Allied Reliability Group in 2007. Doug is the author of Reliability Centered Maintenance Using RCM Blitz and Clean, Green and Reliable, both available at ReliabilityWeb.com In this episode, Tim and Doug discuss: Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) RCM Blitz® and what makes it unique How Doug’s background and early career influences his work today Recorded February 2018. Download Audio RSS iTunes Stitcher Show Notes Allied Reliability Group site RCM Blitz® article series Doug’s LinkedIn profile page Reliability Centered Maintenance Using RCM Blitz the book Clean, Green and Reliable the book The post DTK Doug Plucknette Consultant appeared first on Accendo Reliability.
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