Only a current and well maintained failure mode effects analysis (FMEA) is really efficient. Via iqs FMEA you can create and update all product and process FMEAs company-wide. Every entry into this central knowledge memory enlarges the quality know-how. As the iqs FMEA is built upon a database, it offers not only maximum efficiency but is also completely integrated into the CAQ system.
The integrated action management enables all defined actions and tasks to be tracked and effectively checked. The resulting outcomes are automatically fed back into the FMEA so that prognosis and reality can be compared.
iqs’ inheritance technique and the reuse of integrated building blocks makes use of similarities of products and components within the modular family. Its task is to ensure that any changes made in one area are automatically transferred to all relevant parts. Compared to the traditional method of making copies or manually inputting data, this technique requires minimum effort.
The FMEA is the most important tool in preventing production failures. From complaints to manufacturing problems, the iqs Quality Center feeds back into the FMEA ensuring that the error catalogue is always maintained and updated. 8D reports also refer to the FMEA for error and cause description. When new errors occur, the person responsible for the FMEA is automatically informed and the FMEA immediately updated. This ensures the PDCA quality loop is systematically closed.