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Q 306. In FMEA, organizations usually set an RPN threshold, so that they can focus on failure modes that have a relatively higher risk. However, this practice is counter-productive sometimes. Why is this approach counter-productive and what is now considered as a better approach for Risk mitigation? Note for website visitors - Two questions are asked every week on this platform. One on Tuesday and the other on Friday. All questions so far can be seen here - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/lean-six-sigma-business-excellence-questions/ Please visit the forum
Q. 86 This question refers to FMEA and has reference to the following link - https://www.benchmarksixsigma.com/forum/topic/34926-fmea/ As per part of our November’17 Episode, in Q51 at the link above, we discussed the limitations of FMEA as a technique for Risk Assessment. In FMEA for each failure, we calculate a Risk Priority Number (RPN) which is a product of severity of failure (S), the likelihood of occurrence (O), and difficulty of detection in advance (D). These RPN values are used to rank the failures to eliminate/reduce risk, starting with the one with the highest RPN