Easy does it
Applying data science to reliability is a lot easier than it might sound, because companies already – sometimes unknowingly – collect lots of other significant field data that can substantially benefit the reliability of products.
Elly: “In fact, if you dig a little deeper and utilize data science principles on reliability data, failure data, physics-of-failure data, and performance data, a lot more information and knowledge can be gained on products. Think of their use and performance, or their failure behavior. With current data science developments and available algorithms and models, one can start immediately.”
“Data science enables reliability to go from reactive-fact-based to reliability 2.0, which is predictive-data-driven” – Elly van den Bliek
To inform and inspire companies in the Netherlands, HI hosted a webinar last March. Reliability proved to be top-of-mind for many companies, in a variety of industries. Over 200 participants from all over Europe tuned in.
Elly: “We host webinars as well as live seminars because we have learned that a supportive network, interaction between experts, and knowledge sharing do not simply appear out of thin air. They need to be created actively. And fostered explicitly in order to help companies grow.
Due to covid restrictions, we decided to host an webinar to share our knowledge. We also used the webinar as a prelude to our two-day live seminar in October 2021. Our approach, which consisted of having multiple, short, online meet-ups with people from our network, motivated us to provide insights with a clear focus, during a relatively short amount of time – a mere 1.5 hours. “