Webinar instructor: James F. Leonard – Senior Consultant, Process Improvement and Statistical Methods
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) methodology was first developed by the U.S. Department of War in the 1940s. It evolved over the years into a format that successfully guides risk analysis in a wide variety of organizations and industries. Two years ago, a new approach to FMEA was jointly published by the U.S. Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and the EU Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA) and it is now the standard for the automotive industry.
Many organizations, however, have not adopted the automotive-centric AIAG-VDA format and instead have chosen to retain the traditional approach to FMEA. So, Quality Support Group has developed two separate workshops for teaching FMEA – one in the standard format that is preferred by most of our clients, and another that teaches the new AIAG-VDA approach.
Join Jim Leonard in this fast-paced webinar for an in-depth review of the standard, traditional approach to applying FMEA. After a brief introduction, we will review both Design and Process FMEA procedures to reduce risk and prevent failures in your designs and processes. Jim will also share some of the best practices that have been adopted by QSG clients. Attendees will receive QSG’s updated electronic worksheets for guiding and documenting your future Design and Process FMEAs.
About the Presenter
James F. Leonard is a consultant and educator who specializes in teaching the principles of the late Dr. W. Edwards Deming as a new system of management. His clients come from a wide variety of industries, including electronics, health care, chemicals, biotech, injection molding, medical devices, and consumer products, and he has also worked with service organizations, schools, and government agencies.
Jim has worked with manufacturing and service organizations throughout North America, Europe, and in China. He serves as a senior consultant for Quality Support Group in Westford, MA. For 29 years Jim presented his seminars for the Division of Corporate and Professional Education at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA, where he also served as an Adjunct Professor of graduate Operations and Industrial Engineering.
Jim is an alumnus of the U.S. Naval Academy, the George Washington University, and Clark University. He resides in Ave Maria, FL, with his wife Kate. They are the proud parents of six children and the grandparents of ten grandchildren.