Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) Fundamentals

This course provides participants with fundamental knowledge and practice on design and process failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA). Participants will learn the purpose and benefits of FMEA, the different types of FMEAs and their focus, QS-9000 FMEA requirements and guidelines, FMEA timing and inputs, and steps required for developing FMEA. This course can be adjusted to focus solely on design or process FMEAs at the client's request.

Class Details

Class Name:
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) Fundamentals
Designed for all levels of design and manufacturing personnel, including first-time practitioners as well as experienced engineering and management personnel. Experienced individuals will attend to refresh their FMEA knowledge, examine advanced strategies, and practice FMEA development with an experienced facilitator.
2 Day Course

Learning Objectives

  • Explore key assumptions required for different types of FMEAs
  • Study severity, occurrence, and detection ranking interpretation and application
  • Consider the differences between requirements, failures, effects, causes, and controls
  • Learn how to avoid the common pitfalls
  • Understand links between FMEAs and other key documents
  • Use step-by-step procedures for completing FMEAs

Outline At-a-Glance

  • Pre-Assessment
  • Instructor-Lead Development of a Sample FMEA
  • FMEA Definition, Questions, Purpose, and Benefits
  • Types Of FMEAs, Their Focus, and Their Relationship With QS-9000
  • Timing Of FMEA Development and Revisions
  • FMEA Team Composition and Data Inputs
  • Design FMEA Development
  • Process FMEA Development
  • FMEA Application Workshop
  • FMEA Summary and Advanced Strategies

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