This is known as Murphy’s Law and is one of the main reasons behind the FMEA technique.
Why use FMEA?
- Potential failures can be identified before producing/performing the Product/Service.
- The cost of preventive vs. reactive problem solving is much lower.
- To eliminate issues or risks before they reach the consumer.
- Issues are highlighted early in the project where alternative solutions and improvements are easier and less costly to implement.
The Benefits of FMEA
- Better Quality
- Increased Safety
- Enhanced Customer Satisfaction
- Higher Reliability
- Contributes to Cost Savings
- Decreases Waste
- Decreases Development Time
Who Should Attend
- People involved in the design or specification of products or processes
- Managers who want to understand the benefits of FMEA before company implementation
- Design engineers responsible for new product design and introduction
- Engineers who will be involved in generating manufacturing Control Plans
- Basic introduction to FMEA
- Purpose and Benefits
- Types of FMEA, (Design, Process etc.)
- FMEA Inputs
- Team membership and running an FMEA Session
- Failure Mode, Cause and Effects identification
- Rating Scales
- Calculation of Risk Priority Number (RPN)
- Evaluating the risk using the RPN and prioritising areas for improvement
- Implementing corrective actions in product and process design
- Defining special characteristics and developing a control plan
- Common Mistakes