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'Classification' column in DFMEA

whtan02

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#1
Hi,
I've seen some threads explaining on Ford's standard of identifying SC (eg S>9 then Critical charac, S>5 AND O>4, then Significant).

I'd like to ask for TS16949. For TS, it has only 1, that is Special Charac (SC), am I right?
Then does TS has similar scoring system similar to Ford to identify an SC?
If none, then what is the common practise, other than those specifically requested by customer?

Thanks a lot.
 
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Kales Veggie

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#2
TS does not identity SC or CC. TS only refers to special characteristics (plural, in 7.3.2.3). Also TS does not use an abbreviation.

Either your customer or your PFMEA/DFMEA determine Special Characteristics.

SC = significant characteristic
CC = critical characteristic
HIC = high impact characteristics

all these are special characteristics.
 

whtan02

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#3
TS does not identity SC or CC. TS only refers to special characteristics (plural, in 7.3.2.3). Also TS does not use an abbreviation.

Either your customer or your PFMEA/DFMEA determine Special Characteristics.

SC = significant characteristic
CC = critical characteristic
HIC = high impact characteristics

all these are special characteristics.
Hi, Kales,

In TS, after Special Characteristics have been identified, then what are the next steps? What should be done to these Special Characteristics (otherwise, why call them special?)?. Logically, Special Characteristics should receive special treatment vs non-Special Characteristics , right?

Thanks again very much for your time & reply.
 

Kales Veggie

People: The Vital Few
#4
Hi, Kales,

In TS, after Special Characteristics have been identified, then what are the next steps? What should be done to these Special Characteristics (otherwise, why call them special?)?. Logically, Special Characteristics should receive special treatment vs non-Special Characteristics , right?

Thanks again very much for your time & reply.
Suggested actions:

1) Yes, your customer specific requirement should explain in more detail what your OEM expects.

2) The goal is to reduce the number of SC by implementing actions to reduce occurrences of the failure mode

3) Implement additional controls to detect the failure mode

4) Follow ISO/TS about identifying SC in the quality documentation (control plan, work instructions, etc.)
 
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