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Program Description

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this course will not be available for the balance of 2020. We look forward to seeing you in 2021!

This two-day course is designed to teach participants the new approach of the AIAG-VDA FMEA First Edition. It is essential that participants have experience creating and using FMEA tools as the basic fundamentals of FMEA are not discussed.

This FMEA course is offered for either Design FMEA or Process FMEA. Although the format of the chart is the same, they are fundamentally different analytical methods and are only properly addressed as two separate training courses.

Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (PFMEA) is a very powerful tool to help teams determine potential failure modes for a process design before they occur. Once these failure modes have been determined, control methods can be put into place to prevent the failure or mitigate its effects. This session is based on the new AIAG-VDA FMEA Manual (First Edition).

The following are highlights of the Process FMEA topics discussed:

  • The seven phases of PFMEA
  • Focus Elements
  • The Failure Chain
  • Action Priorities (AP) to replace Risk Priority Numbers (RPN)
  • Simplified approach by using baseline or family PFMEAs as modules to build new programs
  • Increased emphasis on the effect of failure on levels of customers
  • Considering failure causes for each of Man, Material, Machine, Method, Environment.
  • Preventive controls vs. Detective controls
  • Completing the PFMEA form

Classroom lecture is combined with interactive workshops created from the organization’s own process FMEAs to ensure that participants understand how to upgrade their existing Process FMEAs to the new AIAG-VDA format and create new Process FMEAs for future automotive programs to increase their value for the company and its customers.

Who Should Attend
  • Manufacturing Process Engineers
  • Quality Engineers
  • Production Leaders

NSF is committed to accommodating the learning requirements of all of our stakeholders. If you require special assistance for any reason, please contact mclellanddube@nsf.org one week prior to your class.

On-Site Training

This course is only available as an onsite offering. Please email us for a quote.