AIAG Actionline Article on FMEA 4th Edition

Our July 2008 newsletter announced the availability of the 4th Edition of the Potential Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) Reference Manual. The June/July 2008 issue of the AIAG Actionline contained an article describing the key updates in the 4th Edition.

The improvements include:

  • Formatting and organization
  • Process-driven rather than form-driven
  • Additional examples and explanations
  • Management support
  • Importance of teams
  • Scope and content definition
  • Changes in the ranking tables
  • Linkages between DFMEA and PFMEA

To read the FMEA article by Michael Down, go to the Actionline web site.