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The IUP Journal of Operations Management :
Assessment of Failure Mode Effect Analysis in Manufacturing Unit: A Case Study
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Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) is a methodology in product development and operations management for analysis of potential failure modes within a system for classification as per the severity and likelihood of the failures. It is an inseparable part of risk management and it supports continuous improvement. The present study makes an attempt to check the importance of FMEA in a manufacturing industry. Various potential failure modes in an industry were analyzed using FMEA. Risk priority number has been calculated before and after making changes. It was found that there is a significant increase in the production rate by about 42.08%, which in turn increased the overall quality level and employees’ satisfaction level. Thus, FMEA implementation brings significant improvement in production.

 
 

Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) methodology is a valuable tool at the disposal of people responsible for organizing the production in terms of reliability and quality management of products and processes. It is an inseparable part of risk management and it supports continuous improvement. The main aim of the method is detecting effects and causes of failure modes that can affect the reliability, quality and also the safety of products, whether it is product, process, system or service analysis. FMEA analysis involves teamwork, management support, and in depth knowledge of systems, products, processes, time and cost. Therefore, to be successful, this technique should be fully implemented as a part of quality management system both within the product development and processes. This will enable companies to rationalize their activities and thus will reduce cost and increase efficiency.

 
 

Operations Management Journal,Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA), Methodology in product development, Operations management for analysis