What is Failure Mode and Effects Analysis?
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) techniques have been around for over 40 years. In recent years, use of FMEAs has gained popularity as a quality improvement tool. This interest is in large part due to the automotive industry and specifically its IAFT 16949 supplier requirements. Other major industries, including aerospace, medical products and electronics are also using FMEA techniques as part of their improvement and risk assessment strategies. Unlike many quality improvement tools, FMEAs do not require complicated statistics. FMEA studies can yield significant savings for a company as well as reduce the potential liability of a process or product that does not perform as promised.
Introduction to FMEAs Online Training
This online training introduces learners to the basic concepts of conducting a Failure Mode and Effects Analysis. It is ideal for managers and supervisors who oversee teams responsible for conducting FMEAs, but who will not be actually serving on the FMEA team. For more in-depth, step-by-step training on how to conduct Design and Process FMEAs please see our FMEA Training online course.
This Training Enables Learners To…
- Know what an FMEA is and why an FMEA is used.
- Learn FMEA terminology and understand how FMEAs helps identify risks, prioritizes the risks relative to one another and focuses efforts on an action plan to reduce the risks.
- Understand how FMEAs add-value to the organization.
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Introduction to FMEAs Course Outline
Lesson 1 | What is an FMEA?
- An overview of what an FMEA is; how the FMEA process works; and why an FMEA is used.
Lesson 2 | Purpose of an FMEA
- An explanation of how an FMEA helps identify risks, prioritizes the risks relative to one another, and focuses efforts on an action plan to reduce the risks.
Lesson 3 | Adding-Value with FMEAs
- Six important ways FMEAs add-value.
Lesson 4 | Types of FMEAs
- An explanation of the differences between a Design-FMEAs, Process-FMEAs and Software-FMEAs.
Lesson 5 | The FMEA Process
- A preview of the 10 steps used to conduct an FMEA. The same basic steps apply to both a DFMEA and a PFMEA.
Lesson 6 | Assembling an FMEA Team
- Helpful hints on assembling an effective FMEA team.
Lesson 7 | Best Practices for Conducting FMEAs
- Six best practices to get the most out of FMEA studies.
- An assessment of the learner’s progress in this course.
Introduction to FMEAs Course Objectives
- Describe what an FMEA is and why an FMEA is used.
- Explain the differences between a Design-FMEA and a Process-FMEA.
- Explain how the systematic FMEA approach getting us to dig into the details of the product or process under study to identify potential risks.
- Define how an FMEA helps identify risks, prioritizes the risks relative to one another, and focuses efforts on an action plan to reduce the risks.
- Apply criteria to assemble and effective FMEA team.
- Describe the role of a Subject Matter Expert when conducting an FMEA study.
- List the 10 steps used to conduct an FMEA.
- Explain how the standard FMEA Analysis Worksheet is used to organize data and present the findings of an FMEA study.