Failure Mode Effect Analysis is the primary tool used in industry to assess risk both at product design and development stage, and during manufacturing. The overall objective of the analysis is to ensure that the product delivered to the customer is free of defects and will perform to specification. Risks of failure are assessed during analysis. A thorough assessment of potential failure modes and their associated causes/mechanisms will be undertaken in a FMEA, leading to appropriate actions to eliminate as far as possible the failure modes and their corresponding effects.
FMEA’s can be complex, so good cooperation and coordination is required within the FMEA teams, and it is important that the analysis is conducted in a carefully structured manner to assure that the work is done efficiently and effectively. Ideally, all team members will have the same understanding of the FMEA process, and are trained to follow a well-structured procedure.Collapse
Here is a letter published in ASQ monthly journal ‘Quality Progress‘ by SQT CPI Tutor Albert Plant: In response to “Narrower Focus” (January ...
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