In the automotive industry, being able to assess risks associated with the potential product and process failure is crucial. Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) is a key tool in identifying and preventing these risks.
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Quality management best practices
In the past, quality management systems (QMS) have been disjointed and disconnected from other domains. Taking a holistic approach to quality management best practices can break down these silos and create alignment across the enterprise. A digital, closed-loop quality solution can cover the entire product lifecycle, creating a common repository of relevant data from all domains.
FMEA risk assessment
Potential failures and defects may arise when manufacturers manage:
- The introduction of new equipment and major variations in the production process steps
- The launch of new products, materials, and technologies
- The homologation of new suppliers or a major modification
FMEA risk assessment is a vital tool for evaluating the effects and modes of failing from the virtual to the manufacturing stage. If a critical issue occurs, it is one of the key documentation that auditors investigate to evaluate how a company manages quality best practices.
Closed-loop quality management system
Risk needs to be quantified and evaluated for all key processes and decisions in the automotive industry, especially for its suppliers. A closed-loop quality management system can help support that FMEA-based risk assessments are carried out and managed efficiently. Large amounts of information must be analyzed and shared when new products are introduced. A holistic QMS, integrated in a PLM platform, can move all the manual work and paper that goes into quality management to a common digital user experience. Quality personnel can then organize complex processes and designs and sort data at every level.
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