Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a systematic method for preventing failure through the discovery and mitigation of potential failure modes and their cause mechanisms. Actions are developed in a team environment and address each high: severity, occurrence or detection ranking indicated by the analysis. Completed FMEA actions result in improved product performance, reduced warranty and increased product quality. This course assists FMEA team members to apply severity, occurrence and detection rankings consistently and efficiently and explores, in detail, the linkage of the Design FMEA and the Process FMEA through special characteristics development and product and process design collaboration. The relationships between FMEA and other popular tools, including Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Design Verification Plan and Report (DVP&R) and Control Plans will also be discussed. Participants can expect dynamic "hands-on" activities with in-class Design and Process FMEA creation, facilitation skill development and risk analysis best practices. Instruction and clarification will be provided for relevant portions of the SAE J1739 standard, Potential Failure Mode and Effects Analysis in Design (Design FMEA), Potential Failure Mode and Effects Analysis in Manufacturing and Assembly Processes (Process FMEA), a copy of which will be included with the course materials..
Upon completion of this seminar, attendees will be able to:
• List the benefits, requirements, and objectives of an FMEA
• Demonstrate the steps used in developing an FMEA
• Follow the methodology to efficiently create an FMEA
• Describe other tools used in, or related to the FMEA
• Identify corrective actions resulting from proper FMEA development
• Identify and classify the levels of risk requiring corrective action
• Show the links between Design and Process FMEA
• Demonstrate the FMEA’s role in developing Special Characteristics and Design and Process Controls
• Summarize the objectives of the SAE standard J1739
Who Should Attend
This seminar is designed for engineers involved with manufacturing, product design, reliability, testing, quality, development, logistics/support, product assurance/design assurance, materials, and their management or anyone responsible for the design and development of manufacturing, assembly or service processes in the completion of a Design or Process FMEA.