Failure prevention is recognised as one of the major enablers of attaining continuous quality improvement in total quality management (TQM) projects. Theoreticians have been propagating the employability of failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) as the technique for identifying and rectifying failures in achieving continuous quality improvement. However, FMEA does not facilitate holistic failure prevention and suffers from certain deficiencies. Hence a modified and improved technique named as total failure mode and effects analysis (TFMEA) has been proposed in this paper. Its design details, implementation procedure and practicality are presented in the paper. The article is concluded by suggesting that future researchers can work towards developing change management strategies for successfully implementing TFMEA in organisations.
Devadasan, S., Muthu, S., Samson, R. and Sankaran, R. (2003), "Design of total failure mode and effects analysis programme", International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Vol. 20 No. 5, pp. 551-568. https://doi.org/10.1108/02656710310476525Download as .RIS
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