The use of a PFMEA (Process Failure Mode and Effects
Analysis) form is a tool that associates risk levels to each
step of a process. PFMEA is intended to prevent defects
from occurring by anticipating potential issues and allowing
you to implement control measures in advance.
level is typically quantified by calculating a Risk Priority
Number (RPN) for each process step. There are many different
ranking scales in use. An example can be found on the DMAIC
Tools website at:
The benefit of Timer Pro’s PFMEA is that since it is done in
Excel you can customize any number of forms to meet your
specific needs. The fact that the forms are in Excel means
that you can work completely independently of any
application. In addition the PFMEA forms management in Timer
Pro uses the same revision control capabilities that are
standard in Timer Pro Work instructions so you can
automatically maintain revisions of your PFMEAs.
Ideal for all Manufacturers and Suppliers
Excel PFMEA worksheets can be used independently of
Create any number of PFMEA Excel formats for your
Completely user-definable severity, occurrence and
detection parameters for RPN calculations.
Define your own severity ranges, color coding and
actions for Baseline, Control Measures and Current
Video (if used) linked to each activity for review
directly from Excel.