Title: An industrial application of DMECA approach to management process analysis
Authors: Azizur Rahman; Md. Kutub Uddin
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Khulna 920300, Bangladesh
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Khulna 920300, Bangladesh
Abstract: This paper presents an application of 'dysfunction mode and effects critical analysis' to determine and to analyse possible dysfunctions of a management process in a power plant. The management process of the plant consists of 9 sub-processes and 57 activities. The study identified 175 potential causes of dysfunctions and its subsequent effects. It also made a list of priority interventions for all these dysfunctions. The findings of the study advocate that the causes of dysfunctions are interrelated and few corrective actions can remove a group of causes. At last, it suggested some actions to improve the management process of the plant.
Keywords: DMECA; dysfunction mode and effects critical analysis; FMECA; failure mode and effects critical analysis; TQM; total quality management; management dysfunctions; plant management; corrective actions.
Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2012 Vol.11, No.1/2, pp.48 - 65
Available online: 17 Apr 2012