How important is studying performance variability?

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After a product is designed to perform specific functions it’s is ready for the system level reliability characterization process. This process centers on understanding performance variability. With the urgency in completing a project within budget and hitting the time to market this last step of studying variability is often skipped. The results can be anything from annoying to catastrophic once the product is in production. The position of “Let’s get it out there and then we’ll deal with what issues arise” is putting the reliability testing onto the customer. “Reliability testing is always done, it’s just who does it.” In the example below it’s is the difference between damaged fruit and a shattered skull with regards to who is left to investigate the operational variability of this product.

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