Relyence Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA) Software
With Relyence FMEA software’s unique always-in-sync technology, you can rest assured that your PFMEAs remain organized and complete. All parts of your process control management – P-Diagram, Process Flow Diagram (PFD), PFMEA Worksheet, and Control Plan (CP or PCP) – are integrated for ease of use and efficiency. Guiding you along in your analysis, Relyence PFMEA ensures that all elements of your failure analysis are accounted for.
Relyence FMEA: Unique Always-in-Sync Capability Saves You Time Performing PFMEAs
If you perform FMEAs in conjunction with Process Flow Diagrams and Control Plans, you will quickly learn to rely on Relyence FMEA’s unique always-in-sync technology. Keeping your PFMEA information in sync across your PFDs, PFMEA Worksheets, and Control Plans, Relyence PFMEA ensures that your analyses are aligned and organized. Some of the key benefits of this unique Relyence FMEA software feature include:
- Process Steps entered in your Process Flow Diagram (PFD) automatically appear in your FMEA Worksheets and Control Plans.
- Product or Process Characteristics are automatically propagated throughout your analyses.
- Prevention and Detection Controls are maintained across your FMEAs and associated Control Plans.
- Product and Process Characteristics from your PFD are automatically tracked to Failure Modes and Causes.
P-Diagrams (Parameter Diagrams) provide another layer to PFMEAs that can be used for upfront assessment that your required process outputs are met considering all inputs. Relyence P-Diagrams usage is optional, and they can be customized to meet your needs.
Because P-Diagrams provide a compact visual overview, they can aid in understanding the overall process and the interactions of various factors influencing successful operation. Oftentimes, information from the P-Diagram analysis is used as a starting point for the PFMEA Worksheet.
P-Diagrams take into account input signals, output responses, control factors, error states, noise factors, and the interactions between them.
Robust Process Flow Diagram Capabilities
Relyence FMEA supports Process Flow Diagrams with numerous capabilities including:
- Simply drag blocks and drop them in place
- Align and configure your blocks as desired
- Easily assign process related properties
- Create your PFDs in a graphical or a tabular worksheet format
- Quickly toggle between graphical and tabular formats
- Assign visual properties like colors and fonts
The PFMEA Worksheet: Use Built-in Templates or Customize Your Worksheet
The PFMEA Worksheet is the core of your process analysis. Relyence FMEA offers a standard PFMEA Worksheet with the most commonly used data elements for performing PFMEAs. You can use this template as-is, or modify it as required for your specific needs. Or, you can create a completely custom PFMEA Worksheet if you prefer. Your PFMEA Worksheet is automatically kept in sync with your Process Flow Diagrams and Control Plans.
Process Control Plans
Relyence FMEA supports Process Control Plans with numerous capabilities including:
- Easily manage all steps of your process
- Effectively control product and process characteristics independently
- Define requirements to evaluate the aspects of your product or process to control
- Document reaction plans to resolve product or process issues
- Create customized views of your data for yourself, a group in your organization, or your entire organization
Benefits of PFMEA Software vs. PFMEA Excel Templates
There are many disadvantages to using FMEA Excel templates as tools in quality control and continuous improvement programs. Many of the drawbacks have to do with the uncontrolled and disconnected nature of the multiple documents created in Excel files. Not only is it often impossible to know with certainty where the latest versions of multiple documents are located, but crucial data can even become inaccessible when different teams and departments have ownership over it.
In contrast, Relyence PFMEA software is designed with synchronization across multiple documents and seamless collaboration between various departments in mind. These factors are the cornerstones of creating FMEAs that are dependable, timely, and highly prized in quality control and continuous improvement strategies. In addition, since many organizations need to complete FMEAs as part of contractual requirements, the fact that Relyence PFMEA software meets several of the most common industry standards — including SAE J1739 and ARP5580, AIAG & VDA, MIL-STD-1629, and Six Sigma — makes it far more compliant than uncontrolled Excel templates.
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