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Control Plan template

Quality Control Plan template to control the highest risks identified in the PFMEA

After taking initial Corrective Actions prescribed in the FMEA...

the next step is to use a Control Plan to more diligently control product and process characteristics identified in the Process FMEA that have high chance of happening,
and/or high severity consequences if they do happen.

Control Plan Excel template

Sample Control Plan example

The Control Plan template also includes contingency plans for what to do if an error mode escapes undetected.

(The FMEA itself does not consider contingency planning)

Quality Control Plan template features

Excel template for PFMEA Control Plan

Links to related documents

Link Icons make it easy to link to FMEAs, Work Instructions, videos, and any other related documents

Multiple Languages

Click a button, and now your template is in French, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, or any language
you choose.

And the Advanced Training on the Help worksheet even teaches you how to easily maintain your DATA in multiple languages.

All of the familiarity of Microsoft Excel

and the consistent features for power and ease of use
common to all 150+ Systems2win templates for Continuous Process Improvement

"When you've learned how to use one, you've learned how to use them all"



Control Plan as 4th Phase of QFD

Time Saving Tip: This Control Plan can sometimes serve as
the 4th Phase of QFD Quality Functional Deployment.



How to use your Control Plan template

Before getting started

Dropdown lists for faster data entry and fewer mistakes

User-defined dropdown lists
dramatically reduce data entry errors —
thereby making Filter, Sort, and PivotTables so much more reliable when you're ready to analyze your FMEA and Control Plan data

Your leaders should have already personalized
the DV sheet in your master template
so that you are starting with typical dropdown lists for YOUR company.

And your leaders should have personalized your master template
to hide unused header rows.

Header fields at the top of the page are easily personalized
for the information YOU need —
in a way that your personalizations are automatically found and transferred to your new template every time you upgrade. Learn more.

Find and open your template

In the same way that you find and open
your other 150+ Systems2win templates,
find and open either:

  1. ControlPlan.xlsx

    for a stand-alone Control Plan template

  2. FMEA2.xlsx

    newer versions of the FMEA template now give you the option to have Control Plan worksheets in the same workbook with your PFMEA

With your Systems2win templates, you have the choice of using a stand-alone workbook for your Control Plans, or including it as a worksheet within the same workbook with your PFMEA.

It is not uncommon to have multiple worksheets for Control Plans that differ for the following life cycle phases:

Prototype, Pre-Lauch, and Production

(use the drop down list in the 'Status' header field to choose which type of Control Plan you are creating)

If English is not your native language

Switch to your language, just like every Systems2win Excel template.

Open a Blank Sheet

Systems2win menu > Open a Blank Sheet

When you're ready to start doing your own real work...

click the button to 'Open a Blank Sheet'

Excel Ribbon bar > Systems2win tab > Open a Blank Sheet

This blank sheet is where you will do your real work

(not on the Sample sheet)

Rename your new sheet

Enter your initial data

Add a line item for any 'Characteristic' that deserves attention to quality control.

After initial Corrective Actions have been made on the FMEA,
use this Control Plan to more diligently control variables that have a high RPN or Severity risk.

Consider characteristics for both the delivered product/service, and the process required to deliver it.

Whenever anything changes

Be sure to edit all control documents, including this Control Plan,
the FMEA, Process Flow Diagram, Standard Work Instructions, Leader Standard Work, Checklists, etc.

Use the Revision Log worksheet and your company's document storage and naming conventions
to maintain archives and history of revisions over time.

FMEA template Process Flow Diagram Standard Work Instructions Leader Standard Work

Can data be automatically updated?

on both the FMEA and Control Plan


If you use the Control Plan worksheet within the same workbook with your PFMEA,
then the two can share the same dropdown lists,

and you can use Excel's cell linking feature to automatically change one cell when the other changes,
and Excel's concatenate feature auto-populate a single cell with the values from multiple other cells.

Just because you can link data, however, does not mean that it's always a good idea.

See the discussion about linking data in the training page for the Process Flow Diagram.

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This Control Plan comes with the Design for Six Sigma templates







You can try the
Control Plan template
as a worksheet within the trial version of the FMEA template




Your Systems2win templates come with free New User Training to quickly learn features that are common to all 150+ templates