The aerospace and automotive industries are requiring the use of reference FMEAs. In aerospace the term reference FMEA is used. In automotive this is referred to as a Foundation FMEA. In this whitepaper we will use the term reference FMEA.
Companies struggle with how to apply reference FMEAs as required by aerospace or automotive OEMs. In this whitepaper we will explain which problems companies are facing and we will present a solution to overcome these problems.
The idea behind a reference FMEA is that multiple FMEAs use the same processes. We can of course copy a process step and make changes but if you later want to make a change in your process you have to review all your FMEAs and see if this change is applicable and that is a very time consuming and tedious process.
So, when you use a reference FMEA you use a link to the reference FMEA and not a copy. The linked process step is adopted in your FMEA.
If you later make a change in the reference FMEA then it will be automatically updated in all FMEAs which have adopted the reference FMEA.
Read the entire whitepaper here.