There are 10 steps to the FMEA process. Both DFMEAs and PFMEAs use the same basic 10 steps.
Teams, not individuals, conduct FMEAs.
- The skills and experience of a balanced team are needed to successfully complete an FMEA.
The FMEA process involves the use of several forms including:
- FMEA Team Start-Up Worksheet
- FMEA Scope Worksheet (Design or Process)
- FMEA Analysis Worksheet
The FMEA process results in the assignment of risk priority numbers (RPNs) to each potential failure. Target failures with the highest RPNs for improvement.
A Control Plan is a natural extension of an FMEA, even though it is not considered officially a part of an FMEA.