The new AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook has hit the streets!

The new AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook has hit the streets! So what should automotive suppliers do now that the AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook is available?

  • Review the new Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA) Handbook.
  • Begin to identify the gaps in your current FMEA development process to determine how to meet the new requirements. (Note that existing FMEAs won’t have to be “reworked”.)

The transition will take several months for OEM, supplier and auditor training.

  • Then OEMs will update CSR’s to incorporate the AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook, beginning with the acceptance of new methods, rating tables, and form sheets on supplier FMEA’s.
  • The next phase will be a requirement for selected new products and processes.
  • A standard requirement for all new FMEAs will be the final phase.

Note:  The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) said they will not require CB’s to audit to the new FMEA standard until the customers require it of the supply chain.  (The objective of FMEA is to identify functions of a product or steps of a process and the associated potential failure modes, effects and causes.)

SimpleQuE will keep you up-to-speed on the timing for adoption and deployment.  (Update: AIAG shares the latest OEM news regarding adoption of the new AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook requirements by Ford, GM, FCA and Honda.)

To be sure that your team is appropriately trained, we offer AIAG and VDA FMEA training that is customized for your company and processes.  Let our automotive experts partner with you as you roll out your FMEA upgrades to meet automotive customer demand and take your FMEA risk analysis to a higher level.  Contact us for more information.

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