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6. FMEA (failure mode and effects analysis) uses this approach to predict problems that could arise with product components. FMEA is widely employed as a design method for increasing reliability. It attempts to predict problems by focusing on specific units in the manufacturing process. Simply list the types of problems that could occur within a restricted range, predict the occasions in which they could emerge, and assess the chances of them occurring and their possible impact. In this way we narrow down the points that may need to be acted on. 9.12 Preventing problems arising
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Unit 9 - Problem solving A Roadmap to Quality 40 Discussion The following questions ask you to think about how the ideas in the text could be applied in your company. Some of the ideas may not be relevant to you. Concentrate on what is relevant. Keep notes of your conclusions – you will need them to prepare your action plan afterwards. Where appropriate ask yourself the RADAR questions. Note: Always include in your discussion any figures referred to in the text, if you feel these are relevant to your company. a. Parag. 1: Give one or two examples of occasions when employees in your company have anticipated problems. b. Parag. 1: Give examples of some factors that could lead to problems in your workplace and that alert employees could spot. What kind of action would normally be taken to prevent these leading to problems? c. Parag. 2. Which of these four types of countermeasures would be appropriate for your examples in question a. above? d. Parag. 3: Would you say that your employees are always aware of the possibility of problems arising? If not, how could you encourage them to be so? e. Parags 4, 5 and 6: Apply FMEA to predicting typical problems that could arise in your production process. Action plan Take the ideas you have found useful in the text, and in your discussion, and present them in a well-structured action plan for introducing improvements in your company. You might like to follow the 6-Point Structure.
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A Roadmap to Quality Unit 9 - Problem solving 41 Answer these questions using only the information given in the text. For each question one, two or all three answers may be correct. Tick the answer or answers you think are correct for each question. Each question carries 3 points – you get one point for each correct answer that you tick, and one point for each wrong answer that you do not tick. 9.1 Recognising abnormalities 1. Abnormalities can be defined as: a. Deviations from abnormal conditions. b. Defects. c. Deviations from normal conditions. 2. Problems occur when abnormalities: a. Occur. b. Are not noticed. c. Are ignored. 3. Abnormalities may be: a. Discovered by inspectors during the inspection process. b. Discovered by employees conducting their own inspection. c. Indicated by control charts.
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  • Winter '12
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  • Management, Marketing, Quality management system, United Nations Industrial Development Organization

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