A reliability analysis can be used to study the availability of a specific part of a technical system, or the system as a whole.
Reliability analysis can be be applied:
On a complex construction, where the vehicle or machine’s total reliability is affected by the reliability of each individual component.
To study the total availability of a number of subsystems that are combined into a whole system. In this case, the focus of the study is moved from the product’s design to an analysis of the entire system or process.
To review an entire organisation’s ability to deliver or produce. Factors that are usually taken into account in this particular kind of study are the organisation’s:
- Maintenance system
- Supply and stock strategy, regarding replacement units and spare parts.
- Marketing strategies and allocation of operational activities.