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Introduction to Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA-VDA)

Continual Improvement

Automotive Quality Core Tools

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Course Description

With many organizations looking to continually improve products and processes whenever possible, using Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA) as a disciplined technique to identify and help minimize potential problems is as important as ever. This class uses the AIAG-VDA automotive FMEA-VDAS manual (copy of FMEA manual included in materials) as a reference to teach how effective implementation of FMEA techniques can help reduce customer complaints, improve corrective actions, steer preventive actions and continual improvements, along with assisting in APQP activities.

Course Objectives

  • Origination of FMEA-VDA
  • What is FMEA?
  • FMEA Implementation- When and How
  • Types of FMEA
  • What are the benefits of using FMEA
  • Prerequisites for FMEA
  • Systematic Approach to FMEA
    • How to properly develop FMEA’s
    • Severity, Occurrence, and Detection rankings

Course Outline

Who Should Attend:

  • Personnel who have responsibilities in FMEA and advanced quality planning teams
  • Anyone involved in submitting production products for customer approval
  • Engineers and Technicians who have responsibilities in developing new processes or improving existing production or manufacturing processes
  • Automotive suppliers who need a basic understanding of FMEA to satisfy industry requirements