Michael Pecht 2

IEEE 1624 reliability standard for organizational reliability capability – What is it and how can it help your company

10 May 2019, 08:40-09:20

In the last decade of the twentieth century, competitive and regulatory pressures have driven all types of electronics manufacturers to low-cost manufacturing and to the evolution of a worldwide supply chain. It is essential that reliability is managed across all the tiers of the supply chain, because reliability is a risk factor associated with profit making. Therefore, there is a need for pre facto reliability capability evaluation of electronics suppliers for cost and schedule considerations. Reliability capability maturity is a measure of the practices within an organization that contribute to the reliability of the final product, and the effectiveness of these practices in meeting the reliability requirements of customers. This talk defines key reliability practices that form the basis of a strategy for reliability management, and for reliability capability evaluation. Various case studies are presented.

Michael Pecht has a BSc in physics, an MSc in electrical engineering and an MSc and PhD in engineering mechanics from the University of Wisconsin. He is a professional engineer, an IEEE Fellow, an ASME Fellow, an SAE Fellow and an IMAPS Fellow. He served as the editor-in-chief of IEEE Access for six years, as the editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Reliability for nine years and as the editor-in-chief of Microelectronics Reliability for sixteen years. He has also served on three US National Academy of Science studies, two US Congressional investigations in automotive safety and as an expert to the US FDA. He is the director of CALCE (Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering) at the University of Maryland, which is funded by over 150 of the world’s leading electronics companies at more than US$6M/year. He is also a chair professor. He has written more than twenty books on product reliability, development, use and supply chain management.  He has also written a series of books about the electronics industry in China, Korea, Japan and India. He has written over 700 technical articles and has over 15,000 citations and 10 patents. In 2015 he was awarded the IEEE Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Award for visionary leadership in the development of physics-of-failure-based and prognostics-based approaches to electronics reliability. He was also awarded the Chinese Academy of Sciences President’s International Fellowship. In 2010, he received the IEEE Exceptional Technical Achievement Award for his innovations in the area of prognostics and systems health management. In 2008, he was awarded the highest reliability honour: the IEEE Reliability Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Michael Pecht

Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering