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OLIVEIRA, Ualison Rebula de; PAIVA, Emerson José de  and  ALMEIDA, Dagoberto Alves de. Fault mapping integrated methodology: an approach to using process mapping with FTA and FMEA techniques, and supported by expert's critical analysis. Prod. [online]. 2010, vol.20, n.1, pp.77-91.  Epub Feb 12, 2010. ISSN 0103-6513.

Faults are understood as non-conformities in productive activities. Therefore, the study of approaches that aim to eliminate and/or mitigate failures is important and even considered essential. Since the literature on this subject suggests the use of techniques for fault control and prevention, the present article aims to propose integration among process mapping, Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), and the Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), as means to reducing and/or eliminating faults. The proposed approach considers process mapping as the starting point, and FMEA, as the concluding stage. The method presented is conducted by means of a proposed technique called Expert Critical Process Analysis. To achieve this goal, bibliographical research was undertaken to enable the conceptualization of each listed technique, followed by an analysis of their integration. The proposed methodology is applied in a case study.

Keywords : Fault mapping; Extra-juridical services; FMEA; FTA.

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