The Variation Mode and Effect Analysis, or VMEA, is a systemic study of the causes of the Variability of a Process of the means to prevent them.
VMEA is without a doubt the most important instrument of the “Analyze” Phase.
All the activities which precede result in VMEA. The basics of that which follows depends on it.
The Sei Sigma instruments are powerful especially when they are used in their complementarity.
VMEA is the center or the “pivot” of the project.
The DMAIC projects, almost all of them, which have had success include a well-conducted VMEA analysis.
Such analysis highlights the points which require your attention, even those of which you are not even aware.
The benefits in terms of time and energy can be considerable!