After a process has been fixed or problem has been solved, do you ever go back and re-evaluate risk of the new process using the FMEA to make sure you’ve correctly mitigated / mistake-proofed the new process?
Always! We mainly use the FMEA in the Improve Phase of DMAIC projects. It’s important as you point out, to evaluate the risks the new process steps might present.
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