Title: An industrial application of DMECA approach to management process analysis

Authors: Azizur Rahman; Md. Kutub Uddin

Addresses: 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.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2012.046654

International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2012 Vol.11 No.1/2, pp.48 - 65

Available online: 17 Apr 2012 *

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