Title: A literature view on the application of failure mode and effects analysis in tea industry

Authors: I. Alfred Ebenezer; S.R. Devadasan; C.G. Sreenivasa; Päivi Iskanius

Addresses: Department of Production Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore – 647 004, Tamil Nadu, India. ' Department of Production Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore – 647 004, Tamil Nadu, India. ' Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, University B.D.T College of Engineering, Davangere – 577 004, Karnataka, India. ' Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu, P.O Box. 4610, 90014, Oulu, Finland

Abstract: This paper reports a literature survey which has been carried out to study the application of failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) technique in tea industry. The first phase of this literature survey indicated that so far no researches on the application of failure analysis techniques likes FMEA in tea industry have been conducted. Meanwhile, it was observed that a few advanced models of FMEA have appeared in literature. The salient features of these advanced models of FMEA which were drawn from literature arena have been presented in this paper. The paper has been concluded by suggesting that due to its simplicity and holistic approach, total failure mode and effects analysis (TFMEA) would be a right advanced technique of FMEA for application in tea industry.

Keywords: tea industry; total quality management; TQM; failure mode and effects analysis; FMEA; literature survey; failure analysis.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVCM.2011.043229

International Journal of Value Chain Management, 2011 Vol.5 No.3/4, pp.251 - 264

Published online: 20 Oct 2011 *

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