Solent Branch – Designing a mandated, proactive, reliability process customised to the railway infrastructure in Britain

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Date(s) - 27/01/2022
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm


Solent Branch – Designing a mandated, proactive, reliability process customised to the railway infrastructure in Britain

SaRS Webinar


Kevin Rayment from Network Rail will outline the mandated Design for Reliability (DFR) process that has been created and introduced to give increased levels of confidence in the reliability of new or modified products being introduced onto the Rail infrastructure in Britain. He will explain why this was introduced, the challenges faced, the process steps and how the process has been made scalable for different situations.

The webinar will be presented by:

Kevin Rayment, BEng(Hons) MSc CEng FIMechE. Kevin is an IMechE Fellow who gained his passion for continuous improvement at Ford Motor Company. His MSc in Advanced Automotive Engineering gained him a patent for an intelligent system which identifies squeak and rattle issues using frequency finger-printing. As part of Ford’s world class Engineering Quality Improvement Programme, he trained and supported engineers and managers in Total Quality Management tools such as SPC, Design of Experiments, FMEA, Problem Solving, Quality Function Deployment and Robustness. This allowed him to build an extensive portfolio of successful projects, including winning Ford’s prestigious President’s Customer Driven Quality Award twice. Kevin was on the first waves of Ford’s Six Sigma Black Belt and Master Black Belt training and then headed up and deployed Six Sigma into foundries, V-Engine plants, Automatic Transmission Design and Diesel Engineering. Following time as the Quality and Reliability Supervisor for European Diesel Engines fitted into Jaguar vehicles, Kevin joined Network Rail to deliver their Maintenance Six Sigma Programme leading to very significant signed-off savings. To gain non-engineering, transactional experience, Kevin became Senior Business Improvement Manager in Contracts and Procurement and reducing a process from 3 days to 18 seconds. A role as Reliability Improvement Manager for Signalling, led him to identify the need, write and gain stakeholder approval for Network Rail’s mandated Design for Reliability Standard, integrating reliability tools into the design process. He has briefed and taught this to Network Rail, suppliers and European Infrastructure Management companies. Kevin received a Network Rail Technical Fellowships at level 2, for experience and knowledge in the fields of quality and reliability. He is also Deputy Chair of the IMechE’s Safety and Reliability Work Group.

To register for this Safety and Reliability Society webinar please visit their website.

Please note, SaRS webinars are free and open to all (SaRS members and non-members).

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