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.
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis Online Training
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) training provides step-by-step instructions on how to conduct both Design-FMEAs (DFMEAs) and Process-FMEAs (PFMEAs). Learners completing this training will be able to effectively participate on an FMEA team and make immediate contributions to quality and productivity improvement efforts. For how to do FMEAs in a non-manufacturing environment, see FMEAs for Business Processes.
This Training Enables Learners To…
- Describe the purpose of an FMEA and explain the benefits of using FMEAs in both design and process engineering situations.
- Explain the ten steps to conducting an FMEA.
- Contribute effectively to an FMEA team.
- Customize FMEA rating scales.
- Identify and prioritize potential risks.
- An understanding of data analysis tools and techniques such as Quality Improvement Fundamentals or the equivalent.
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