As a systematic approach, the Process Potential FMEA parallels and formalizes the mental discipline that an engineer goes through in any manufacturing planning process.
The Process Potential FMEA identifies potential product related process failure modes.
The Process Potential FMEA assesses the potential customer effects of the failures.
The Process Potential FMEA identifies potential manufacturing and/or assembly process causes.
The Process Potential FMEA identifies significant process variables to focus controls for occurrence reduction and detection of failure conditions.
The Process Potential FMEA develops a list of potential failure modes ranked according to their affect on the customer, thus establishing a priority system for corrective and preventive action considerations.