Tracking the Completion of Recommended Actions
One of the most costly mistakes among FMEA practitioners is the failure to properly follow up and track the completion of recommended actions. Xfmea provides multiple features that will help to ensure that your organization implements the actions identified during the FMEA project so that you can achieve the benefits that come from improving the design and reducing the risk. Some of the most useful features include the ability to:
- Capture all of the details that are necessary to fully define and track the recommended action. This may include the description, person responsible, due date, completion date, actions taken, expected cost, actual cost, action category, action priority and other details. You also have the option to configure up to 11 user-defined fields.
- Update action records with periodic status reports.
- Capture "Review and Approval" details for completed actions.
- Use detailed reports and graphical charts that present actions sorted by due date, responsibility, completion status and other characteristics to track the progress on completing assigned tasks.
Xfmea can be configured to send notification e-mails to the person who is responsible for completing an action and others who may need to stay informed about the progress. These e-mails can be sent automatically (based on specified conditions) or initiated manually. In addition, the My Portal window, which is personalized for each individual user, also displays a list of actions that may be of interest to the user and makes it easy to open and edit these records with a simple double-click.