AIAG & VDA FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) Overview Training


1 Day (with optional 2nd day workshop)

Course Overview:

FMEA is a systematic approach that identifies potential failure mode and effects analysis in a system, product, or manufacturing/assembly operation caused by either the design or manufacturing/assembly process.

This one-day training will provide an overview of the newly released AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook to assist automotive suppliers in understanding the changes to transition from the AIAG 4th Edition FMEA.  Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) will be addressed from both the Design and Process aspects and can be customized based on the scope of an organization.

Automotive suppliers will learn the benefit of the new changes and guidelines which incorporate the best practices of both AIAG and VDA methodologies.

Note:  An optional one-day workshop using your current documented FMEA examples can also be conducted onsite at your location to provide a more in depth look at your system and integration of the new FMEA development strategies for effective PFMEA and/or DFMEA development and maintenance.

Course Agenda

The overview training includes tools and guidance from the Handbook:

  • Integration of FMEA – Who, What, When, Why and How?
  • The AIAG & VDA FMEA 7-Step Approach
  • Supplemental FMEA for Monitoring and System Response
  • Severity, Occurrence, Detection and Action Priority Tables
  • Action Priority (AP) methodology to replace RPN
  • How to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of FMEA utilizing the Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ)

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the changes to transition from the AIAG 4th Edition FMEA (Day 1)
  • Understanding the purpose and value of FMEA’s (Day 1)
  • Improve knowledge and ability of auditors (internal and certification body) to evaluate ineffective FMEA’s (Day 1)
  • Understanding relevant sources of data for inputs to create an effective FMEA (Days 1 and 2)
  • Improve competency and skills of FMEA team members (Days 1 and 2)
  • Meet automotive, IATF 16949 and Customer Specific Requirements for FMEA’s (Days 1 and 2)
  • Hands-on, practical exercises (Day 2)
  • Critique and feedback of FMEA examples (Day 2)

AIAG & VDA FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) Overview Training