With the FMEA training, you will be able to:
Learn how to visualize the steps needed to take from product creation to delivering it to the end-customer that will allow the identification of opportunities, quantify the benefits for process improvement.
Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) is risk based step-by-step approach for identifying all possible failures in a design, a manufacturing or assembly process, or a product or service.
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) techniques have been around since the 1940´s, developed on the military industry. Recently the use of FMEAs has gained popularity as a quality improvement tool. This interest is in large part due to the automotive industry and specifically as part of supplier requirements. Other major industries, including aerospace, medical products, 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 modes” means the ways, or modes, in which something might fail. Failures are any errors or defects, especially ones that affect the customer, and can be potential or actual.
“Effects analysis” refers to studying the consequences of those failures.
Failures are prioritized according to how serious their consequences are, how frequently they occur and how easily they can be detected. The purpose of the FMEA is to take actions to eliminate or reduce failures, starting with the highest-priority ones.
Failure modes and effects analysis also documents current knowledge and actions about the risks of failures, for use in continuous improvement. FMEA is used during design to prevent failures. Later it’s used for control, before and during ongoing operation of the process. Ideally, FMEA begins during the earliest conceptual stages of design and continues throughout the life of the product or service.
The participants will attend a theoretical training session in FMEA and a workshop that will allow the participants to implement a FMEA for a product or service.
The FMEA training workshop will be performed using specific templates and a benchmark example.