Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

Anything that can possibly go wrong, does

- Epigraph of The Butcher: The Ascent of Yerupaja (1952) by John Sack

Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is the most underrated technique and process for designing, manufacturing and delivering high quality products and services. Effective FMEAs should be an integral part of product and process development and quality management systems. When done well FMEAs can lead to trouble-free products, process excellence, low warranty costs, and high levels of customer satisfaction. In light of the benefits of FMEA, we believe that FMEAs should be used as often and as widely as possible.