Imperial College London

Dr Marco Aurisicchio

Faculty of EngineeringDyson School of Design Engineering

Reader in Engineering Design
 
 
 
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+44 (0)20 7594 7095m.aurisicchio

 
 
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Office 1 (104)Dyson BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Michalakoudis:2016:10.1177/1687814016685223,
author = {Michalakoudis, I and Childs, P and Aurisicchio, M and Harding, J},
doi = {10.1177/1687814016685223},
journal = {Advances in Mechanical Engineering},
pages = {1--11},
title = {Using functional analysis diagrams to improve product reliability and cost},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1687814016685223},
volume = {9},
year = {2016}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Value Engineering (VE) are well-established methods in the manufacturing industry, commonly applied to optimize product reliability and cost respectively. Both processes, however, require cross-functional teams to identify and evaluate the product/process functions and are resource-intensive, hence their application is mostly limited to large organizations. In this paper, we present a methodology involving the concurrent execution of FMEA and VE, assisted by a set of hierarchical Functional Analysis Diagram (FAD) models, along with the outcomes of a pilot application in a UK-based manufacturing Small-Medium Enterprise (SME). Analysis of the results indicate that this new approach could significantly enhance the resource efficiency and effectiveness of both FMEA and VE processes.
AU - Michalakoudis,I
AU - Childs,P
AU - Aurisicchio,M
AU - Harding,J
DO - 10.1177/1687814016685223
EP - 11
PY - 2016///
SN - 1687-8140
SP - 1
TI - Using functional analysis diagrams to improve product reliability and cost
T2 - Advances in Mechanical Engineering
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1687814016685223
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/42849
VL - 9
ER -