Quarterly Meetings

QSG Quarterly Meetings are a forum for learning and interactive discussion about topics related to current industry trends. At each meeting we feature a presentation by an industry expert and invite attendees to share their experiences and best practices with the group. Quarterly Meeting attendees appreciate the ability to develop new relationships through QSG’s unparalleled peer network and bring fresh new value added ideas back to their organizations.

Quarterly Meetings are held on-site at Member locations.


Topic: Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
The new 7 Step approach!
When: October 25, 2019 (11:30 – 2:30, includes lunch)
Where: Bose Corporation, 688 Great Rd, Stow, MA 01775
Presenter: Laura Halleck, Senior Consultant, Quality Support Group, Inc.

Meeting Abstract
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) FMEA is an analytical methodology used to ensure that potential problems have been considered and addressed throughout the product and process development process. Part of the evaluation and analysis is the assessment of risk. The important point is that a discussion is conducted regarding the design (product or process), review of the functions and any changes in application, and the resulting risk of potential failure.

The wait is over…the new AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook was released in June 2019. The changes to FMEAs for the automotive sector are BIG!

The revised handbook represents the culmination of a four-year project updating the FMEA process for automotive suppliers. The project was a joint effort between OEMs and Tier 1 supplier members of the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA), Germany’s association for automotive manufacturers and suppliers. The result is one common foundation for FMEAs across all global automotive sectors represented by AIAG and VDA.

In addition to making it easier for suppliers to meet their customers’ needs during the FMEA development process, the handbook features major changes such as a new process for FMEA development – the 7-Step Approach – and a new chapter on Supplemental FMEA for Monitoring and System Response (FMEA-MSR). Additional important changes include the following:

  • Totally revised Severity, Occurrence and Detection Tables.
  • The Action Priority (AP) methodology and Tables to replace RPN.
  • New Form Sheets (spreadsheet users) and Software Report Views (software users).
  • Change point highlights from both the AIAG 4th edition FMEA Manual and the VDA Volume 4 FMEA Manual.

Join us as we discuss this very important topic.


11:30 – Check-in (please check-in at the front lobby and you will be escorted to the meeting room)
12:00 – 12:30 – Lunch
12:30 – 2:30 Presentation & Discussion

QSG Members -Contact hailey@qualitysupportgroup.com to Register!

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