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Assess risks with failure mode and effects analysis tools


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.

Download this white paper to learn how manufacturers can reduce risks and costs by implementing a closed-loop quality solution that includes a collaborative and integrated quality management system.

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.

To learn more about how a native integration between PLM and QMS can help you better manage quality processes, download the white paper now.