Is there an “ideal” number of lines in a FMEA sheet for it to be of real value?
It really depends on the complexity of the process. If you consider automobile manufacturing, any change to the design or to the software systems demands a lot of scrutiny, and will probably result in many potential failure modes and failure…
Elisabeth is a Master Black Belt at GoLeanSixSigma.com, the co-author of The Problem-Solver’s Toolkit and co-host of the Just-in-Time Cafe. For over 30 years, she's helped leading organizations like Amazon, Charles Schwab and Marriott International, Inc. build problem-solving muscles with Lean Six Sigma to achieve their goals.
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