is the probability that a system has not failed in designated conditions at a particular usage duration.
is the probability that a system will perform a set of specified or required functions in designated conditions at a particular point in time.
is the set of measures of a system’s ability of to be retained in, or restored to a specified condition.
MEET THE FOUNDER
Chris Jackson founded Acuitas in 2010. Chris has an extensive background in reliability engineering, logistics and asset management. He has PhD in Reliability Engineering and has worked across governmental agencies, militaries, commercial organizations and academia.
He has helped many organizations realize value based on improved reliability, availability and maintainability performance characteristics. He has authored multiple papers, textbooks and presented at many conferences. He is also the founder of University of California, Los Angeles' (UCLA's) Center for the Safety and Reliability of Autonomous Systems (SARAS).
There are many (good and bad) organizations that focus on reliability, availability, maintainability and associated fields such as risk and quality. Acuitas is well versed in RAM applications and theory ... but also focuses on organizational issues. Most failure emanates from managerial or leadership shortcomings. And without the tools needed to understand the (often infuriating) probabilistic nature of RAM, managerial decisions can be challenging to get right.
We focus on organizational value. That means a thorough understanding of how RAM activities both cost and benefit the organization - both now an in the future. Getting organizational structures and hierarchies correct is the part of this process. Getting buy-in is the next. And with a few simple principles and tools, this is always achievable.
Have the will but not the way? Acuitas can help create a RAM Program that guides your organization toward highly reliable services and products.
The best approach to decision making is scientific - based on information - not guesses or hope. Acuitas can help analyze data to get this information.
Want to know how your organization really performs? Acuitas can conduct an onsite survey and review to see what is done well and what can be improved
At the end of the day, your organization will be responsible for RAM success (and failure). Acuitas can provide training to get your organization where it needs to be.
Whether is be email correspondence, scheduled video-conferences or more, Acuitas can help by being part of your business operations
Whether you need help selecting software, or if you simply want an Excel spreadsheet 'to give you the answer,' Acuitas can help
NEXT (FIRST) STEP?
If you are looking at RAM for the first time, understand that it is not just for products - it can also be applied to services or processes. There are a number of textbooks (aimed at various audiences) that are available.
One textbook is Reliability Engineering and Management available through Amazon (see to the left). It is intended to be an evolving, growing book that adapts to the changing needs of today's industries.
If you want a good selection of opinions and online resources, try Accendo Reliability. With webinars, links and blogs (including articles from Acuitas), you can perhaps get a feel of what is happening in the field of reliability.
There are also many conferences and workshops that you can attend.
And if you have done this or would like to speak to us immediately, you can always contact us.