P‑M Analysis Step 4: Study the Relevance of 4M Factors
In the third step of P‑M analysis, we examine how the constituent conditions identified in the previous step are related to the basic process inputs. In step four, we find inputs from the four 4M categories of machine, methods, manpower, or materials. Learn the five key activities during this step, how this investigation differs from 5‑why analysis, and how to fill out the P‑M analysis cause and effect table.
What Is P-M Analysis?
Getting Started with P-M Analysis
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P-M Analysis Step 1: Clarify the Phenomenon
P-M Analysis Step 2: What Is a Physical Analysis?
P-M Analysis Step 2: How to Conduct a Physical Analysis
P-M Analysis Step 2: How to Draw a Process Diagram
P-M Analysis Step 3: Identify Constituent Conditions
P-M Analysis Step 4: Study the Relevance of 4M Factors
Next VideoP-M Analysis Step 5: Define Optimal Conditions
P-M Analysis Step 6: Study Investigation and Measurement Methods
P-M Analysis Step 7 Identify Deviations from Optimal Conditions
P-M Analysis Step 8 Draft and implement corrective action plan
How to Sustain the Results of P-M analysis
How to Use a P-M Analysis Storyboard
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In the first four steps of P‑M analysis we clarify the phenomenon, conduct a physical analysis, and list all contributing factors for the phenomenon. Before we can judge whether these factors are normal or abnormal, we must define the optimal conditions for each factor. Learn the definition of optimal conditions, how to find existing standards, and what to do when we must establish missing ones.