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Introduction to Failure Mode and Effects Analysis Webinar


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  • On-Demand: Any Time

LENGTH: 60 Minutes

Failure mode effects analysis (FMEA), including design (DFMEA) and process (PFMEA) are an important part of advanced quality planning (AQP). Their purpose is to identify potential failure modes (how the product or process could fail to meet customer requirements) along with their severity, likelihood of occurrence, and likelihood of detection and therefore interception. Deliverables include identification of critical to quality characteristics, and action plans for mitigating or eliminating risks associated with them.
FMEAs are emphatically quality records that are subject to document control requirements, and they interact with other controlled documents such as work and inspection instructions. They also support provisions of the ISO 9001:2008 quality system standard (7.3, Design and Development, and 7.5, Production and Service), and are mandatory parts of the advanced product quality planning (APQP) for automotive applications. They are also emphatically living as opposed to static documents that drive continuous improvement.
What You Will Learn
  • Learn the roles of FMEAs and control plans in advanced quality planning (AQP).
  • Understand FMEA as a cross-functional activity whose purpose is to plan quality into a product or service.
  • Understand the function of a design FMEA (DFMEA) and a process FMEA.
  • Recognize critical characteristics (those that can impact safety or regulatory compliance) and significant characteristics (those that can impact conformance to customer requirements)
  • Know the numerical rating systems for severity (S), likelihood of occurrence (O), and likelihood of detection (D), and how to multiply them to get a risk priority number (RPN). Also understand, however, that RPN is not the only determinant as to which items need attention.
  • Recognize that the FMEAs are living documents that drive continuous improvement through action plans for any deficiencies (including not only design problems, but also inadequate gage or process capability).
  1. Roles of FMEAs and control plans in Advanced Quality Planning (AQP) or Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
  2. What is a FMEA?
    1. Design FMEA (DFMEA)
    2. Process FMEA (PFMEA)
    3. Also system and service FMEAs
  3. Critical and Significant Characteristics
  4. What does an FMEA do?
    1. Relationship to fault tree analysis (FTA)
    2. Failure modes and failure mechanisms
  5. Preparing the FMEA
    1. Failure Mode
    2. Severity (S) rating
    3. Likelihood of occurrence (O)
    4. Likelihood of detection (D)
    5. Risk priority number (RPN). "Legal zone" and "warranty zone"
  6. Summary and discussion
Viewers of the On-Demand webinar get:
  • Unlimited viewing of the webinar for one full year, including any updated versions

William A. Levinson, P.E., is an ASQ Fellow, Certified Quality Engineer, Quality Auditor, Quality Manager, Reliability Engineer, and Six Sigma Black Belt. He is also the author of several books on quality, productivity, and management, of which the most recent is The Expanded and Annotated My Life and Work: Henry Ford's Universal Code for World-Class Success.

After you register for this webinar, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing a PDF file, which contains a link to view the session and other information. You will also receive an e-mail with a link to access the webinar.
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