When Do I Start FMEA? During project introduction?

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gtwena

#1
Someone has asked me a question, When do i start an FMEA??, i have always gone on the basis when it calls for it during project introduction? maybe i am wrong!!

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Gareth Twena
 
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Bill Ryan - 2007

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An FMEA (any level) should be begun as early as possible in the development stage of the product/process/service. When "properly" done, it is typically much cheaper to correct Failure Modes and/or their Causes.

If the FMEA is merely a "dog and pony show" document, it doesn't matter when it is put together.
 
G

gtwena

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RE:

Many thanks. I was correct in what i was saying but it always helps to get a bit more advise.
 
N

noboxwine

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If you are going to use it as a tool, as intended, as early as possible. If it purely for PPAP compliance and will add no value to your operation, do it the night before the PPAP is due at home (not that I have ever done that.........................).

COMMENTARY: Don't spend hours contemplating whether the Severity is a 6 or a 7, etc., etc....... The big ticket items will rear their ugly head pretty easily. This can be such a good exercise when you don't get too wrapped up in the apparent intimidating format. Rots of ruck !

:biglaugh:
 
M

M Greenaway

#6
FMEA is principally a design tool used on both product and/or process design. It should be started as early in the design process as possible but obviously can only commence when you have a design 'proposal'.
 
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