Background of the FMEA tool
Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) tool forms the heart of robust
product development. Developed from the engineering community the FMEA
analysis tool can be applied to any goods, services or processes that
are being developed. The FMEA analysis tool has also been successfully
deployed in problem solving situations as it brings discipline and
structure to the problem analysis.
The FMEA tool
The FMEA analysis tool essentially breaks the product down into parts
and considers the function of each part of the product. All the
potential failures of each part are then reviewed and scored to give a
set of priorities. The product developers can then change the goods,
services and processes to avoid the potential failure from occurring. As
the failures never occur the customers never experience them. The
quality of the goods, services or processes are thereby improved.
FMEA analysis tool can be used where any goods, services or processes
are being developed. Applications include; design of consumer goods,
website development, restaurant front of house error proofing,
manufacturing process development, hotel services, software development
etc. Essentially the FMEA analysis tool should be applied in the
development of any goods, services and processes where error proofing
will improve the quality of the product offered to the customers.
The FMEA training course
This on-site FMEA training course
starts with an overview of the FMEA tool and the FMEA process. The
training course then guides the trainee through the step by step process
of how to conduct an FMEA on goods, services and processes. Worked
examples are given of an FMEA as applied to goods, services and
processes. This training course is given in English and is designed to
impart the capability to perform an FMEA. This FMEA analysis tool
training course comes complete with the FMEA process template. No prior
knowledge is required or assumed and no special tools are needed.
course is targeted at the product design engineers, the manufacturing
engineers and the programme managers delivering new products. All our
courses are designed to be informal and are based around a series of
discussions and practical exercises.
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