Failure Reporting, Analysis and Corrective Action Systems


Failure Reporting, Analysis and Corrective Action Systems

A Failure Reporting, Analysis and Corrective Action System (FRACAS) is a software system that provides a framework for controlling corrective action processes. It is used in an industrial environment to collect, record and analyse system failures. FRACAS attempts to manage multiple failure reports that are recorded by numerous individuals in different ways. FRACAS produces a history of failure and corrective actions.

FRACAS method for failure reporting analysis and corrective action system, was first introduced in the united states in the 70's.The method calls for a systematic failure data collection, management, analysis and corrective action implementation.FRACAS process is a disciplined closed loop failure reporting, analysis and corrective action system.The FRACAS process (system) is an essential element for the achievement of product reliability and safety.A Failure Reporting Analysis and Corrective Action System (FRACAS) is used to record all failures and problems related to a product or process and their associated root causes and failure analyses in order to assist in identifying and implementing corrective actions. [http://www.aldservice.com/en/reliability-products/fracas.html FRACAS software]

Today organizations are moving away from in-house programs for failure data collection and management – towards web-based FRACAS software for cross organization data collection (including customers, suppliers, repair agencies etc.), powerful workflow and analytical capability.ALD (Advanced Logistics Development) has developed a web based FRACAS application based on the U.S DoD specs, Lockheed Martin's and other industry leaders.Implementation of a FRACAS software provides organizations with powerful data for product monitoring and improvement (Field MTBF, MTTR, Spares Consumption, Reliability Growth, Failure Pareto etc.)


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