After learning about the design for reliability this week, today we learnt about the tools that organisation used to design reliability into their product which would help them avoid the cost of unreliability and warranty cost. The FMAE focuses on the processes that manufacture the products.
The FMAE technique is a proactive approach whereby organisation project the worst case scenario that could occur in their process and hereby build a better understanding and robustness with the help of the FMAE technique. FMAE helps organisation avoid the cost they would incur as a result of unreliability of their product. Apart from the Tea process we used the FMAE technique on today, I think the technique can also be applied to every process in different sector i.e. service, manufacturing and construction. But I think the FMAE major shortfall is that it requires an expert knowledge and in the case where this is lacking, then the cost of unreliability can’t be avoided by the organisation especially if the organisation is small in nature and can’t afford to commit the necessary time needed for the FMEA implementation. But apart from this I think organisations should have Systems that exists that permit proactive evaluation of vulnerabilities before close calls occur.