Inside FMEA has Achieved its First Milestone!
This article culminates the first major milestone in the Inside FMEA series of articles: the “FMEA Fundamentals Series.” The next series is called: “FMEA Preparation Series.”
“Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead.” Nelson Mandela
In the first Inside FMEA article, published in August 2017, I wrote:
I’m a great believer that knowledge of any tool such as FMEA, is a lifelong journey. In the new series of articles called Inside FMEA, my intention is to bring to life the subject of FMEA, and provide value to readers from all levels of experience.
Since then there have been 36 articles, 6 introducing the broad subject of FMEA, and the remainder providing a high-level summary of FMEA fundamentals, including problems and solutions.
If you would like to see a link to the entire “FMEA Fundamentals Series,” click here.
I’ve also added an FMEA Resources site, for readers to learn more about the subject of FMEA. Plenty of articles and downloadable aids. Click here.
In the coming months, I will publish articles in the following series of topics:
FMEA Preparation: Covering the theory and application for each of the steps necessary to prepare for successful FMEAs.
FMEA Facilitation: Covering the unique skills of excellent FMEA team leadership.
FMEA Special Topics: Covering a wide range of special topics of interest to FMEA practitioners, both new and experienced.
If you have any feedback about Inside FMEA articles or a special topic you would like to know more about, please send an email to Carl.Carlson@EffectiveFMEAs.com. I would love to hear from you!
The first step in preparing for any FMEA is to define and agree on the scope of the FMEA project. Determining the scope of the analysis is an extremely important step because clearly defined boundaries establish the issues that are to be considered and the approach that the team will take during the analysis.
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In the words of Albert Einstein, “The important thing is never to stop questioning.” I invite you to ask anything at all about the broad subject of FMEAs. You may be curious about an application issue, or want another view on a challenge you are experiencing. Questions and answers are the lifeblood of learning, and we’re are all learning. I will answer all questions to the best of my ability, and promise to keep personal information confidential.
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