Only a current and well-maintained Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is really efficient. Every entry into this central knowledge resource expands quality knowhow. With the FMEA you can conveniantly create and update all system-, process- and design-FMEAs according to the standards. You can carry out your risk analysis according to the AIAG & VDA method in seven steps (planning and preparation, structural analysis, functional analysis, error analysis, risk analysis, optimization, documentation of results). The integration of FMEA into the CAQ system results in significant synergies between FMEA, inspection planning, and action and complaint management. Avoid repetitive errors in the future and let your know-how flow into the development of new parts. Consistently close the quality control loop with FMEA.
Simple use of similarities
Inheritance technology and the reuse of integrated building blocks make use of similarities between products or components within the modular family of parts. Share your error knowledge across all locations: With FMEA, changes entered in one place are automatically transferred to all relevant parts – safely and easily.
Automatic characteristics generation
The Requirements Management automatically imports the specifications from all common CAD formats and PDF files into the CAQ system. This way, centrally defined requirements are available to all modules, e.g. when creating an FMEA, and can be adopted as a characteristic and supplemented by you if necessary.
Causes and effects
The FMEA is the most important instrument in preventing production failures – the CAQ system refers back to the FMEA in the event of internal or external complaints and makes the creation and maintenance of additional failure catalogs superfluous. When recording new failures in production and complaints, the person responsible for the FMEA is automatically informed and the FMEA can be updated.
Cross-linked error knowledge
Evaluate in the error network which error consequences result from an error and whether there is a significant influence. This knowledge is extremely valuable, as you can automatically classify all defects in the defect network based on the "top defects" detected. On top of that, this ensures greater transparency: the CAQ software uses the defect classifications to show whether the classification of functions and features is consistent and uncovers any inconsistencies.
All actions at a glance
Track and check all defined actions and their effectiveness with the integrated action management of FMEA. The consequential results are automatically fed back to the FMEA so that you can reliably compare prognosis and reality.
Integrated risk analysis
You will receive effective support in weighing the risks: Evaluate the chain of failures with the action priority via stored risk catalogs according to the AIAG & VDA manual. Individual risk catalogs can also be added with plantspecific explanatory texts. Within FMEA you can filter and visualize failure chains incl. all actions according to action priority.
Individual design of printouts
The integrated report designer can be used to redesign supplied standard reports according to your requirements. Apart from making adjustments according to your corporate design, you can also add/remove table columns or fields.