Quality and Reliability Engineering International, Vol. 15, pp. 261-271, September 1999.

A Risk-Informed Methodology for Parts Selection and Management

Margaret Jackson, Peter Sandborn and Michael Pecht
CALCE Electronic Products and Systems Center
College Park, Maryland, USA 20742
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Chantal Hemens-Davis and Pierre Audette
Nepean, Ontario, Canada K2H 84V

Keywords: management, obsolescence, parts selection, reliability, risk reduction, uprating


This paper presents an overview of a "risk-informed" methodology for electronic parts selection and management, which addresses both application-independent processes (part availability, part cost, part manufacturer quality, distributor quality and part family quality and integrity), and application-specific processes (determination of the local environment, part performance, part reliability, assembly and life cycle obsolescence). Risk management activities, which follow the parts selection activities, are also addressed.

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