Common questions

What is SPC FMEA?

What is SPC FMEA?

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Statistical Process Control (SPC) are emphasized as core tools for linking quality engineering and quality management. Describe how FMEA can be used to identify corrective and preventive actions, launch improvement plans, and address risk.

What are 5 core tools?

  • Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA)
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Product Part Approval Process (PPAP)

Is FMEA part of PPAP?

The traditional five core tools are listed in their order of use when designing products or processes: Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) Product Part Approval Process (PPAP)

What is the difference between MSA and SPC?

Today’s theme is SPC and MSA. SPC stands for Statistical Process Control. MSA stands for Measurement System Analysis. Both of those are usually used in the manufacturing industry, but one of my goals is to evolve these concepts to be used by people in the service industry or by regular business people.

Is FMEA confidential?

Hi. Regardog the FMA my company states that FMEA is a confidential Document and therefore this document can not be provided to the Customer, only a Pareto result is available but of course the FMEA is available to our Customer at our Site.

How to test competency in APQP, FMEA, MSA, SPC?

This online survey tests basic competency in each of the Core Tools to help evaluate your current understanding of APQP/PPAP, FMEA, MSA and SPC, and determine opportunities for additional training. Need to brush up on the basics? Check out our free Core Tools Key Terms document to get up to speed before taking the self-assessment!

What do you need to know about the 8D process?

The 8D process has Root Cause Analysis (RCA) imbedded within it. All problem solving techniques include RCA within their structure. The steps and techniques within 8D which correspond to Root Cause Analysis are as follows: Possible and Potential Causes are collected using deductive tools (i.e. Fishbone or Affinity Diagram)

How is an 8D problem solving practitioner accredited?

Accreditation as an 8D Problem Solving Practitioner is through course attendance, an exam and subsequent application of the approach, tools and techniques. The 8D problem solving approach can be applied to a wide variety of issues such as quality, equipment downtime, process audit failure etc.

How is FMEA used in the automotive industry?

FMEA is a structured, systematic method to identify failures and their asso- ciated risks at an early stage in product and process development. The target is to minimize potential risks by defining appropriate measures. Further details can be found in VDA Volume 4 and AIAG FMEA.