Today, Risk Priority Number (RPN) is an common indicator widely used to evaluate risk with FMEA in many companies. However just a few companies understand its limit and use it in the right way. This articles is a guide to calculate and use RPN effectively, then discussions about its limitation and the alternative methods.
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How Risk Priority Number is calculated and used are interested questions. Actually there is not only one answer for these questions and they are also not the same with all organization in the world, which is why AIAG does not set a tight standard for RPN calculation and limitation. The way of an organization considers these 2 questions will be background of its Risk Priority System.