Acuitas was created in 2010 to respond to a need. RAM is the bedrock of organizational success, but often difficult to 'make happen.' We can often forget (or be made to forget) that a focus on budget and schedule now rarely has good outcomes for budget and failure in the future.
There are many organizations who may have had initial success with some RAM tools or activities, but indefinitely repeat these activities with no ongoing improvement. Others perhaps enlist 'specialists' who may focus initially on complex data analysis which immediately loses organizational focus. The key is finding the right team who understands both RAM practice and RAM engineering - and when to apply each.
But more often than not, the first thing that needs to happen for an organization that wants to improve reliability and availability is focus on the way the organization is managed and lead. Culture is everything.
Acuitas can help. We are experienced in practice, theory and (managerial) culture. That means we are better placed to suggest a tailored approach for reliability and availability improvement in a way that supports your organization's value proposition - which more often than not is long term profit. We have helped a wide range of clients and customers from many industries. Whether you want to reduce warranty claims, lifecycle costs or satellite mission reliability, we can (and have alreday) done this.
We also offer training packages that can be tailored to your unique needs. We offer short courses (which are also run through our partner university, the University of New South Wales in Australia) that can be delivered on site. We also offer online courses.
Contact us today if you would like to discuss your organizational RAM needs.
SUCCESS IS RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY AND MAINTAINABILITY (RAM)
As mentioned on the homepage, Chris founded Acuitas in 2010. He was awarded his mechanical engineering degree from the University of New South Wales, and has since receive a Masters in PhD in Reliability Engineering from the University of Maryland. He is an American Society of Quality Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE), and a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) from Engineers Australia.
He has been the Senior Reliability Engineer for the Australian Defence Force, and has been the director and founder of multiple research centers at the University of California Los Angeles. He has authored or co-authored multiple textbooks on reliability engineering and implemented several RAM programs across multiple industries.
Wayne has an extensive background in systems engineering who has managed six multi-million dollar projects across many industries. He has Masters in Systems Engineering and Management studies and has applied this skills to help many organizations throughout his career.
Wayne has also worked extensively in the field of integrated logistics. He has instructed on integrated logistics for the Australian Department of Defence.
He is a member of the University of New South Wales Capabilities Systems Center (CSC) and has overseen a wide array of professional development courses and training frameworks.