Development of standards for design and test, for measuring and evaluating ERM, and for operator–equipment interfaces, would be a great facilitator in each of the areas discussed above. Because causal relationships are frequently hidden, repair is often time-consuming, expensive, and tedious. Firms that do value ERM, typically driven by powerful cus-. FIGURE 3-6 An enlightened approach to reducing equipment life cycle costs: Increase capital investment at the concept and design stages. Manufacturing is easily the most challenging and complex system in any organization. Such a model should address matching of capabilities, design issues and rules, maintenance, installed base, culture, and organization. All rights reserved. The factory is becoming a web of interdependent subsystems, interconnected by computer controllers that communicate horizontally across peer processes. FIGURE 3-5 For photolithography, attempts to increase mean time between failures have yielded a 30% increase in availability and an approximately 30% decrease in area throughout, while achieving a 10% reduction in total fabrication throughput time. There are two commonly used measures of reliability: * Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF), which is defined as: total time in service / number of failures Systematic methodologies that will enable manufacturers to communicate equipment requirements in clear, operational terms need to be developed. SOURCE: Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. The hard data needed to make a convincing argument to management are hard to find. The research agenda should reflect the present perspective on ERM. If you think about how we use the word “reliable” in everyday language, you might get a hint. Reliability factor adjusts to other reliabilities. Light weight and minimum dimensions: The machine elements and machine should be strong, rigid and wear resistant with minimum weight and least dimensions. Manufacturing engineering and software training programs are badly needed. The main purpose of reliability testing is to check whether the software meets the requirement of customer's reliability. For example, several research projects tend to show a range of variability in the value of Beta, the Weibull shape (slope) factor for bearings. With standard parts the design can be modified easily. Given the opportunity cost of shutdown, such a system could calculate the benefit of reducing or eliminating each category of downtime. Use of easily available materials: Materials selected for the machine elements during the design should be available easily and lowest possible costs. The unavailability of internship programs is a serious deficit in U.S. manufacturing. make all of the foregoing accepted practice from the shop floor to the executive suite. Current emphasis should shift from graduating applied scientists and specialists to producing engineers and interdisciplinarians. In many companies, the capital approval process specifies different levels of authorization depending on the size of the request. A machine running 24/7 might experience the failure mode of fatigue as it nears the end of its life. Technology alone will not yield significant improvements in ERM —it is only an enabler. Though the uncertainties involved make exact predictions impossible, designers can solve many problems based on past experience, trial and error, tests, and the like. Must CIM be justified by faith alone? design-out maintenance. An equipment life-cycle training course was developed to train new suppliers, manufacturing engineers, and procurement teams. 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