Series of articles: Product lifecycle management – but how!? (5)
With our product life cycle management publications, we would like to inform you about standards and regulations. Especially, we focus on SMEs to help them with functional safety issues.
Part 5 takes a closer look at an important part of advance quality planning – the FMEA.
FMEA – Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
“Use of preventive quality instruments improves the product / process quality and reliability sustainably and counteracts potential problems early.“ This sentence can be found in most quality manuals. However, its introduction and implementation in practice is usually a lengthy process with some stumbling blocks.
In this part of the series of professional articles, we would like to take a closer look at an important part of advance quality planning – the FMEA. It will provide the readers with an understanding of the goals and benefits of preventive quality planning, discuss the fundamentals and the principle of FMEA, present the tools for FMEA and give tips and tricks for the implementation of an FMEA.
Article issued in SPS Magazine