Building Support for FMEA with Fred Schenkelberg
We’re glad to have Fred Schenkelberg from the Accendo Reliability website joining us. He hosts the Speaking of Reliability podcast and even does reliability webinars. Fred also has articles and helps create online courses on Accendo. He’s well versed in the product development space of reliability engineering. But among the tools used, he’ll give us an in-depth look into gaining support for FMEAs.
Fred will give us insight on:
- Are organizations willing to give up their resources?
- What can you do to gain support for FMEAs?
- Top points for building support for FMEAs
… and so much more!
How to Learn from Failures with Fred Schenkelberg
No matter how good you are at your job, there are always failures in the systems because of some reason. You can’t stop all of them but you can learn from them. There is always something to learn when a failure occurs. Whether it is finding the root cause or devising a solution to prevent it in the future. What happens in the industry that we forget what failures occurred in the last few years?—over the time. This is something that is alarming. It is your job to remember or communicate with those who might. That is how you can better assess the nature and root cause of the failure.
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Making FMEAs Work with Fred Schenkelberg
In most of the organizations, Failure Modes and Effect Analysis, is taken as a light exercise where people come, argue, and leave without learning a single thing of value for their company. There is a lot going on when you are in need of FMEA because unless your equipment is failing, downtime is increasing, and you are losing big cash, why would you even bother to do FMEA right? Well, there is the answer why FMEA workshops lead to nothing knowledgeable in the organizations. FMEA is a very useful tool for you to know the causes of equipment failure and the steps you can take to prevent it from happening again.
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An Introduction, Basic Steps, and Examples of How FMEA Goes Wrong
Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) starts with brainstorming and ends with prioritized actions. A great tool to get your team thinking about system failures. Let’s explore the fundamental steps and beset practices to get value from your analysis.
The 4 Pitfalls of OEM Recommendations
This episode of the weekly podcast covers the 4 Pitfalls of OEM Recommendations.
The original equipment manufacturers provide a manual in which all the general instructions are provided in the form of an operating manual.
These can be helpful when someone is using the equipment for the first time but when the same apparatus has to be used in reputed organizations with a set-up of their own, this manual is not enough.
It is developed keeping in mind the general behavior of instruments and common environmental condition of workshops and laboratories.
Most of the times, manufacturers put together these recommendations considering the worst that can go wrong to cover their warranty policies.
That is why the organizations cannot rely only on this operating manual.
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