In Reply to Parent Post by sushant_kulkarni
Can anybody give me a simple way of diff. betw. Product & Process
charactristics in FMEA? COFUSED?????????????????
There are two such columns on the AIAG control plan form, but not on the FMEA form. A product characteristic is a feature of the product that must be controlled, such as a dimension, a color, or contamination. Each product characteristic should have at least one process
characteristic that is associated with it. The process characteristic is the feature or element of the process that affects or controls the product characteristic in question. For example, a product characteristic might be a drilled/bored hole of a certain size and location, and the associated process characteristics might be proper drill size, drill sharpness, and the method used to locate the hole in the machine.
The goal should be to identify, optimize and control the process characteristics so as to avoid having to inspect product characteristics. That's what process control
is all about.