Dare to Know podcast interview with Fred Schenkelberg

Fred talks about the NoMTBF blog and movement

Did you know I was interviewed for the Dare to Know podcast? The interview was fun, check it out here.

The Dare to Know podcast Interview

Tim Rodgers interviews Fred Schenkelberg concerning his blog, No MTBF and his mission to eradicate the common mis-use of MTBF.

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Fred Schenkelberg

Fred Schenkelberg is a reliability engineering and management consultant at FMS Reliability. He’s a lecturer at the University of Maryland, and he’s been an active contributor to both the IEEE and the ASQ Reliability Divisions.

Fred re-established Hewlett Packard’s corporate reliability program in the late 1990s, and also worked as a reliability consultant at Microsoft and a manufacturing engineer at Raychem.

In this episode, Fred Schenkelberg discusses:

  • Why MTBF is a poor reliability metric
  • Common objections to eliminating MTBF
  • Alternatives to MTBF


About Fred Schenkelberg

I am an experienced reliability engineering and management consultant with my firm FMS Reliability. My passion is working with teams to create cost-effective reliability programs that solve problems, create durable and reliable products, increase customer satisfaction, and reduce warranty costs.

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