The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and the American Society for Quality Control (ASQC) copyrighted industry-wide FMEA standards in February of 1993, the technical equivalent of the Society of Automotive Engineers procedure SAE J-1739. The standards are presented in an FMEA Manual approved and supported by all three auto makers. It provides general guidelines for preparing an FMEA.
History of the FMEA
Advanced Product Quality Planning standards provide a structured method of defining and establishing the steps necessary to assure that a product satisfies the customer�s requirements. Control Plans aid in manufacturing quality products according to customer requirements in conjunction with QS 9000. An emphasis is placed on minimizing process and product variation. A Control Plan provides "a structured approach for the design, selection, and implementation of value-added control methods for the total system." QS�9000 compliant automotive suppliers must utilize Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) in the Advanced Quality Planning process and in the development of their Control Plans.