Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) is a risk analysis tool that can be used to identify the points at which the process may fail. It is a systematic approach that identifies potential failure modes, their causes and effects, and identify actions to reduce or correct the failures. FMEAs can be performed at the system, assembly or part level. It could also be applied to manufacturing and non-manufacturing processes.
This FMEA template is a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that you can use and modify to suit your specific needs. It can easily be modified to include additional sections if desired. You may, for example, add additional rows to include more process steps or product parts. FMEA should be seen as a living document, not something that you do once then store away. It should be continually updated as changes occur or more information is gained. After identifying a high risk, it is necessary to do something about it.
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