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Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
A Tool for proactively evaluating processes and/or products and identifying ways to prevent defects
Participants are introduced to the use of Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to analyze a design or process in order to identify potential failures and consider improvement needs. By assessing the severity of a potential failure, the likelihood that the failure will occur, and the probability of detecting the failure, potential issues can be prioritized for improvement.
The development of an effective FMEA requires the input of several team members with a baseline understanding of FMEA terminology and methodology. This class will introduce the student to both design FMEA’s (dFMEA’s) and process FMEA’s (pFMEA’s). Students completing this training will be able to contribute effectively toward quality and productivity improvement efforts.
Training will consist of classroom instruction, presentation of examples, and practical exercise.
The major topics will include:
- Cross-functional team development and team dynamics Identify and classify potential failure modes
- Identification and classification of potential failure modes
- Introduce the concepts of severity, occurrence and detection and ultimately the Risk Priority Number (RPN)
- Presentation of example FMEA’s
- Reasons why FMEA’s can fail
Who Should Attend
This course is recommended for engineers and managers in design, manufacturing, service, quality assurance, R & D or reliability functions.
Class typically runs 6 1/2 – 7 hours
Class participants will be provided a handout of presentation materials.
A Certification of Attendance will be provided upon completion.