PathMaker Management Software

PathMaker Project: FMEA Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

Realise potential failures - perform preventive action - save money and increase customer satisfaction; this is the success formula of FMEA. PathMaker is a software tool that contains next to a lot of other features a template for FMEA which you can modify to meet your needs.
FMEA Failure Mode and Effects Analysis - a Sample Form
FMEA Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
The content of the columns 1 - 18 is explained below.
1 Items What is the process step, or product characteristic?
2 Failure Modes How can the process or product fail?
3 Occurrence Likelihood of occurrence of a failure scaled 1 to 10
4 Failure Effects What happens when such a failure occurs?
5 Severity Severity of a failure scaled 1 to 10
6 Failure Causes What could cause a failure?
7 Current Controls How do we prevent failure now?
8 Detectability Likelihood of detection of a failure scaled 1 to 10
9 RPN Risk Priority Number
10 Recommended Actions Outline improvements for items with high RPN
11 Responsibility Who is responsible for actions?
12 Actions taken List those actions taken
13 Schedule Date Planned finish date for actions taken
14 Completion Date Actual finish date for actions take
15 Planned Occurrence Likelihood of occurrence of a failure scaled 1 to 10 after actions taken
16 Planned Severity Severity of a failure scaled 1 to 10 after actions taken
17 Planned Detectability Likelihood of detection of a failure scaled 1 to 10 after actions taken.
18 Planned RPN Risk Priority Number after actions taken


Controlling projects with PathMaker's FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis)
You can do more things in PathMaker than just creating an FMEA. You can control the entire FMEA project. To do so PathMaker contains several tools such as:
  • Use Flowcharts to display the process which you like to investigate.
  • Use Brainstorm/Affinity-Tool to search for failure modes.
  • Analyse failure causes with Cause & Effect Diagram.
  • Assess severity, occurrence and detectability by voting in Consensus Builder.
  • Meetings with Agenda and Minutes allow to create and discuss FMEAs within a team.
  • To assist your FMEA project you can further create links to slide shows (html files) that include your organisationīs guide on creating FMEAs. A general slide show on FMEA is included in the software.
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