Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) – VDA-AIAG Format

Course Overview
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a powerful technique for risk analysis, avoiding process problems, and preventing defects in products and services.  The use of FMEA helps to anticipate and guide actions to prevent failures in both design and process performance.

In this intensive workshop, you will learn to estimate the probability of failures and their causes in your product, process and machine designs.  You will also learn effective techniques to plan for identifying and minimizing defects in both manufacturing and service processes.

During hands-on exercises, you will perform both design and process FMEA’s on your own designs and processes, present the results of your analyses, and plan future applications of FMEA when you return to work.  At the end of this program, you will have a new tool set that you can apply right away to prevent failures in your organization’s designs and processes.

This course covers the most up-to-date process, ranking tables, and procedures for properly performing Design and Process FMEAs. They are based on the 2019 FMEA Handbook that is the product of a collaboration between the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and their European counterpart, Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA).

Seminar Topics

  • Systems Thinking
  • Introduction to Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
  • Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
  • Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
  • Control Plans
  • Basic Procedure for Improving a System
  • Design and Process FMEA “Hints”
  • Introduction to Systematic Root Cause Analysis

This course was designed for:
R & D, design, manufacturing, materials, safety, environmental and quality engineers and managers.  Marketing and field service personnel. Process improvement project team leaders, members and facilitators.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own designs and process maps to get the most out of the hands-on workshops and applications.  This workshop is most beneficial when a team from your organization attends together.

Feedback from past students:
“This class clarified the FMEA process, gave me more confidence in what I already knew, and taught me best practices.  It was great!”  — Ali Siam, Engineer II, DePuy Synthes Spine, Inc.

“I am amazed that I have made it through a BS, MBA, ASQ CQE, and 10 years of professional experience without receiving the perspective that Jim presents.” – Andre Kopoyan, Quality System Engineer, Waters Corporation

“Jim is a very engaging and passionate instructor; this is very helpful in a seminar.  Real life examples and applications help ingrain the techniques.  Excellent!”  — Mark Rodbourn, Sr. Quality Engineer, Covidien


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