3rd Asia Pacific International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Improving the Quality of Electric Bicycle Production During the Covid-19 Pandemic using the FMEA Method

Yulizan Rizki & Sawarni Hasibuan
Publisher: IEOM Society International
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Track: Master Thesis Competition

In March 2020, WHO declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) a new world pandemic. Different countries have implemented different strategies to control the impact of the pandemic. For example, France and Germany implemented relatively strict lockdown policies and empowered people to work. In addition, public transport is advised to keep passenger levels low and avoid overcrowding, while people over the age of 70 are encouraged to abstain from public transport altogether. As a result, the use of bicycles as an active mode of transportation has increased and this mode is highlighted to overcome problems related to social distancing in the transportation domain. This is what underlies the bicycle industry to increase productivity and improve quality during the pandemic. This research is focused on analyzing the quality improvement of the electric bicycle production process using the FMEA method. This FMEA method is based on a simple DMAIC problem solving methodology, namely: Define (formulate), Measure (measure), Analyze (analyze), Improve (improve) and Control (control), which combines several statistical tools and other process improvements. The steps carried out using the FMEA method are identifying several types of problems, determining the severity rating value, occurrence rating value, detection value, and calculating the Risk Priority Number (RPN). After obtaining the RPN value from the FMEA method, then an analysis is carried out in determining the priority of problems in the bicycle production process. The result of the research is that there are three processes that must be prioritized.

Published in: 3rd Asia Pacific International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Publisher: IEOM Society International
Date of Conference: September 13-15, 2022

ISBN: 978-1-7923-9162-0
ISSN/E-ISSN: 2169-8767