Title: Total failure mode and effect analysis: a powerful technique for overcoming failures

Authors: C. Krishnaraj; K.M. Mohanasundram; S.R. Devadasan; N.M. Sivaram

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jansons Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India ' Jansons Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India ' Department of Production Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India ' Department of Production Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India

Abstract: In the recent past, researchers and practitioners have been attempting failure prevention as one of the major enablers of attaining continuous quality improvement. For this, failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) technique is adopted to reduce the probability of system failure and achieve good product quality. However, there has been no significant effort made by the researchers to overcome the pitfalls of FMEA. This practical gap is overcome by applying a technique called total failure mode and effect analysis (TFMEA). This research gap has been indicated and explored further by conducting literature review to draw synergy out of TFMEA along with the unconquered areas of the TFMEA, where TFMEA can be applied. A roadmap for implementing TFMEA has also been contributed in this paper.

Keywords: TQM; total quality management; total FMEA; failure mode and effects analysis; TFMEA; literature review; road map; SIC; Standard Industrial Classification; failure prevention.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPQM.2012.048295

International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 2012 Vol.10 No.2, pp.131 - 147

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 25 Jul 2012 *

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