September 1, 2012Mary Bray, Key Account Manager with QA Assistant discusses Murphy's Law and how it can be overcome with adapting FMEA & APQP methodolgy including Design Failure Modes Effects Analysis ( dFMEA ), Process Failure Modes Effects Analysis ( pFMEA ), Control Plans, Process Flows, and other Advanced Product Quality Planning ( APQP ) documents.
Murphy's Law "Everything that can fail, shall fail", is the foundation of FMEA Techniques and is foremost in all our minds as we strive towards excellence and quality in our business and manufacturing processes. The development of FMEA over the last 60 years has enormously contributed to enhancing reliability through design in the early development cycle.
Companies are under enormous pressure because of increasing demands from customers for high quality products with the emphasis on "getting it right the first time". With the fast development and complex design of many products it becomes more and more challenging to produce high quality reliable products.
This is where Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) comes into play, its methodology for analyzing potential reliability problems early in the development cycle, has been embraced around the world in a wide range of industries, Automotive, Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, Military, Patient Care, Consumer Products, to name a few. It is easier to take actions to overcome these issues sooner rather than later, thereby enhancing reliability in the design process.
When a company introduces FMEA, it is most important to use it consistently. This allows the engineer to design reliable and safe products guaranteeing customer satisfaction. This limits the effects of Murphy's Law, which seems to strike at the most inopportune moment! You know that day, you are fast approaching a deadline and one thing after another seems to go wrong.
So while our customers are thinking about the Control Plan for the next Anti Vibration System, the dFMEA for the new Vehicle Diagnostics Equipment, the APQP for state of the art Windshield design, QA Assistant are developing the next generation of FMEA software. With our industry leading, powerful and intuitive software, your engineers can concentrate on what they do best, knowing that we are providing the best software solutions for their documentation.
Murphy's Law "Everything that can fail, shall fail", we are prepared - we have FMEA and QA Assistant in our toolbox!
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