FMEA for CNC Manufacturing

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sindri

I am in the process of creating FMEA for all the process in CNC manufacturing like production/planning, QA, receiving, shipping, purchasing, sales/quotation, accounting, health & safety. Please advise where I can find samples related to all above processes.
 
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sindri

Thanks for the information, I am also little familiar with FMEA for production processes but I was informed that during upgrade from ISO 9001:2008 to 2015, we need to have FMEA for QMS processes. Please advise.
 
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sindri

Thanks a lot sir but I could not find any link related to QMS processes, mostly related to design & production processes
 
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DRAMMAN

I have worked at companies that used FMEA's as a continuous improvement tool for all processes. My experience is that most companies only do FMEA's because their customer that they "manufacture" a product for forces them to do it. Think the automotive industry's (and others) PPAP requirements. Companies that have strong CI programs use FMEA's for much more than production. Production Planning is no different than an assembly process. There are steps and those steps can be performed incorrectly.

My question is why do you want to do FMEA's? Is a customer demanding you do them or is your leadership team looking at using FMEA as a systematic tool to identify risk and improve processes?

For process such as Planning you would map out the process. Then list the steps in the PFMEA and start analyzing each step for how it can fail.
 

howste

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...I was informed that during upgrade from ISO 9001:2008 to 2015, we need to have FMEA for QMS processes. Please advise.

This is NOT a requirement. FMEA is a tool that can be used for various processes, but it isn't the only method to meet the new ISO 9001:2015 requirements. You've probably heard the saying from Abraham Maslow "I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail." Some people think that FMEA is the tool to use for everything risk-related, but it's not.

The actual requirements of the standard are to identify risks (and opportunities) that need to be addressed, to plan and implement actions to address them, and to evaluate the effectiveness of the actions.

Jen Kirley has posted a "Risk Based Planner" (broken link removed) that seems like a good tool to use to meet the requirements. You may want to look at it as an alternative to FMEA.
 
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DRAMMAN

Sorry that I missed that in the thread. Yes, FMEA is not a requirement. You do need to demonstrate risked based thinking and FMEA is 1 of many tools that can be used.

On a side note, our registrar (very well known) stated in some transition seminars that if their clients are doing DFMEA's or PFMEA's of any type then they will not write RBT NC's. Though they may write observations that you should expand risk management to other areas in the future. Or something like that.
 
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FrankLee11

I think they are more various value focuses in the CNC manufacturing software Marketing. These can be confidential as change or expert value focuses. This is typically a decent break also in the highlights a program proposal.
 
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