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1. what is FMEA
2.What is APQP details
3. what is 6-SIGMA

Tags: fmea, apqp details, 6-sigma
Asked by Anil Malviya, 18 May '08 11:33 am
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The ideas behind the Six Sigma concept arose from a realisation that technology changes the way we should think about 'quality' and especially about manufacturing non-conformance rates. When automated processes are responsible for much of current manufacturing, quality levels should be very high. Thus, a change was required in the way organisations think about what is acceptable in terms of non-conformance to agreed quality levels - that change was to move from expressing (and measuring) quality levels in percentages (parts per hundred) to one of adopting parts per million or even parts per billion.

Sigma is a letter in the Greek alphabet used to denote the standard deviation of a process and thus 'sigma quality levels' can be used to describe the output of a process (in terms of the deviation of the process from its quality norm). A Six Sigma quality level is said to equate to three point four defects per million opportunities. This is actually a little strange since if a normal di ...more
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 27 Mar '13 06:50 pm

 
  
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FMEA : Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) is a procedure for analysis of potential failure modes within a system for the classification by severity or determination of the failure's effect upon the system. It is widely used in the manufacturing industries in various phases of the product life cycle. Failure causes are any errors or defects in process, design, or item especially ones that affect the customer, and can be potential or actual. Effects analysis refers to studying the consequences of those failures.

APQP : Advanced Product Quality Planning (or APQP) is a framework of procedures and techniques used to develop products in industry, particularly the automotive industry. It is quite similar to the concept of Design For Six Sigma (DFSS).

It is a defined process for a product development system for General Motors, Ford, Chrysler and their suppliers. According to the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), the purpose of APQP is "to produce a product quality plan which ...more
Answered by fiona dsylva, 18 May '08 11:39 am

 
  
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A Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) is a procedure for analysis of potential failure modes within a system for the classification by severity or determination of the failure's effect upon the system. It is widely used in the manufacturing industries in various phases of the product life cycle. Failure causes are any errors or defects in process, design, or item especially ones that affect the customer, and can be potential or actual. Effects analysis refers to studying the consequences of those failures.

Advanced Product Quality Planning (or APQP) is a framework of procedures and techniques used to develop products in industry, particularly the automotive industry. It is quite similar to the concept of Design For Six Sigma (DFSS).

It is a defined process for a product development system for General Motors, Ford, Chrysler and their suppliers. According to the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), the purpose of APQP is "to produce a product quality plan which will suppor ...more
Answered by Raghav Handa, 18 May '08 11:38 am

 
  
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