Quality Improvement Through PFMEA
Larsen & Toubro
MBA (Tech.) – Mfg.
Roll No. # 315
•What is FMEA? Failure Mode & Effects Analysis.
FMEA provides a structured approach in identifying and
prioritizing potential failure modes , taking action to prevent
and detect failure modes and making sure mechanisms are in
place to ensure ongoing process control.
A Proactive tool to identify concerns with the sources of variation &
then define and take corrective actions
Process=f(Man, M/c, Material, Method, Environment, Measuring instrument)
PFMEA as a tool helps to..
•Access risk or likelihood of significant problem
•Trouble shoot problems
•Guide Improvement aid in determining where to spend time & money
•Capture learning to retain and share knowledge and experience.
Refer: Sample PFMEA Sheet
FMEA Scoring via RPN