Applying Risk Based Thinking with FMEA
Risk based thinking can be accomplished with FMEA. Your FMEA will help you identify design and process problems before they occur allowing you to develop and implement steps to counteract or at least minimize the risks from those failures.
Risk based thinking can be applied with FMEA. Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) is a disciplined approach used to identify possible failures of a product or service and then determine the risk of that failure occurring. It is an advanced technique that is used to comply with the recommended Corrective Action and (CA) procedures for the Quality Management Systems (QMS) of ISO registered companies.
Evolution of FMEA
FMEA was started in the 1940s by the U.S. military and was later applied at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). It then became popular in the automobile and aerospace industries. In recent years has become more widespread among Six Sigma practitioners. It is now used routinely in warehouse design, facilities management and even in transactional functions.
FMEA and Design for Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma
FMEA is also an important tool in Six Sigma to identify areas of concern in design of components and improvement of operations. Design FMEA (DFMEA) is used to provide a structure for analysis in Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) to ensure that a new product or process will likely delivery six sigma performance. DFMEA is often used in DMADV (define, measure, analyze, design and verify) and IDOV (identify, design, optimize and validate).
FMEA and ISO
Companies seeking compliance and registration to ISO / TS 16949:2002 must utilize the Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) core tool as an integral part of the Advanced Product Quality Planning process and in the development of the Control Plan.
Key Elements of FMEA
A key element of FMEA is analyzing, quantifying and ranking three characteristics of failures:
- How severe they are (Severity)
- How often they occur (Frequency)
- How likely it is that they will be noticed when they occur (Detectability)
The idea is to focus improvement efforts on the failures that have the biggest impact on customers and consequently the business. The highest scoring failure modes are those that happen a lot, that are bad when they happen, or those that are unlikely to be detected. Difficult-to-detect errors obviously are more likely to get through to customers.
Key Concepts used in FMEA
- Failure mode – The way in which a process can fail
- Effect – The negative impact on the process or customer requirements as a result of the failure
- Severity – The gravity of the impact of the effect on the customer or process
- Root cause – The ultimate actionable source of the failure mode
- Frequency (Occurrence) – How often the failure is likely to occur
- Detection – The likelihood that the failure will be discovered in a timely manner, or before it can reach the customer.
- Risk Priority Number (RPN) – The value computed by multiplying the values assigned to Severity, Occurrence and Detection
Objectives of the FMEA Seminar
At the end of this seminar, participants are expected to be able to apply FMEA to specific process or design elements. Participants will learn the tools and techniques that will help them to quickly identify problems and select the appropriate solution to their problems.
- Plant Operations Managers
- Process Engineers
- Design Engineers
- Maintenance Engineers
- Production Engineers
- Team Leaders
- Engineers and other personnel involved with Production, Process, Equipment, Maintenance management and supervision.
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Learning to Apply FMEA
RMP Consultancy provides workshops on FMEA designed to provide the participants with the basic tools used in the deduction process and to systematize the execution to installation stage. These workshops are best conducted at the premises of our clients where actual data is readily available for analysis. Alternatively, we also conduct exclusive private workshops for small groups where we can discuss sensitive issues and concerns.
Upcoming FMEA, 7 QC Tools, 8D, and Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Seminars
22 Nov 2019, Friday, Root Cause Analysis RCA Essentials (One Day Seminar),
25 Nov 2019, Monday, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis FMEA Essentials (One Day),
13 Dec 2019, Friday, Focused Improvement: The 7 Quality Control Tools,
22 Jan 2020, Wednesday, Focused Improvement: The 7 Quality Control Tools,
23 Jan 2020, Thursday, Root Cause Analysis RCA Essentials (One Day Seminar),
24 Jan 2020, Friday, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis FMEA Essentials (One Day),
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