Which FMEA Mistakes Are You Making?
Abstract:This article emphasizes the importance of performing failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) on the correct parts, by the correct team, during the correct timeframe, and with the correct procedure. The article presents lessons learned from experience with more than 2,000 FMEAs in more than 100 organizations and can serve as the foundation for an effective FMEA audit process. Ten frequent FMEA mistakes are identified, along with and their associated design and process FMEA quality objectives. The author explains how to avoid these FMEA pitfalls and how to audit FMEAs against quality objectives, and concludes that using an audit process based on the FMEA quality objectives will increase the value of FMEAs in an …