Course Description

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a quality planning tool used to identify, prioritize, and mitigate risk.  Our course is presented as a two-day workshop-based course based on two AIAG publications: FMEA 4th Edition and Machinery FMEA 2nd Edition.  Participants learn by performing real analyses on real projects.  The workshops are focused on applications relevant to specific needs of participants.

Our course addresses three common types of analysis – Design FMEA, Process FMEA, and Machinery FMEA – and compares and contrasts the purpose, scope, and motivation of each.  Worksheets and a structured process of sequential screening identify significant risks and screens-out the trivial.  This results in shorter FMEA reports that highlight actionable items for design change, mistake-proofing, or improved control. 

FMEA can be an effective tool for risk management.  FMEA can be used to manage failures before they occur, as one key element in achieving flawless launches.  Unfortunately, FMEA is too often seen as a nuisance and an administrative burden, getting in the way of real work.  This course will improve both efficiency and effectiveness of your FMEA efforts.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to FMEA
  2. APQP and R&M – FMEA in Perspective
  3. Step by Step – The FMEA Process
  4. Managing Recommended Actions
  5. Managing Requirements via Control Plans
  6. Documentation to Support FMEA

Key Course Objectives

  • Document the Process Flow
  • Perform an Initial Risk Assessment
  • Develop an FMEA Strategy
  • Perform the FMEA
  • Prioritize Risk
  • Develop Action Plans
  • Understand Control Plans
  • Contribute Significantly to Future FMEAs