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July 3rd, 2018

Process FMEA – A step by step guide to facilitating continuous improvement by driving down errors and rework

Keith Bennett, Senior Consultant

A Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis (PFMEA) is a structured analytical tool used by teams to identify and evaluate the potential failures of a process. PFMEA helps to establish the impact of the failure, and identify and prioritise the actions to eliminate or reduce its impact on both the business and its customers.

Steps to completing a Process FMEA




FMEA can be applied to any business process in any industry. It is a living document and a powerful tool/technique for encouraging and facilitation of continuous improvement activity.

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Keith is a Master Black Belt (MBB) and expert in both Lean and Six Sigma improvement methodologies. He has over 30 years’ experience of introducing, improving and developing processes in various industries and services.

Over the years Keith has expertly guided Project Leaders in the timely closure of projects whilst also actively leading major process improvement projects across internal processes and the supply chain.   He is highly respected for both his pragmatic and supportive style.

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