About the course Failure Mode & Effects Analysis
The Failure Mode & Effects Analysis, FMEA, is considered to be the heart of risk management of any development process. Providing a clear link between Design for Six Sigma and Design for Reliability and therefore ensures state-of-the-art products.
In the course Failure Mode & Effects Analysis, the reference book “Effective FMEA’s” from Carl Carlson is complemented with the structural way of working of Holland Innovative, gained by years of experience. The goal is to reduce waste of time and effort. This makes FMEA more fun to do and get focus on all the high risks. You will learn how to facilitate these effective FMEA’s including the transformation into a risk mitigation plan. The FMEA will be turned into a “living document” and a risk tracking tool.
Subjects of the course Failure Mode & Effects Analysis
During the course the following subjects will be discussed:
- Introduction, FMEA philosophy
- FMEA fundamentals
- The AIAG-VDA 7 step approach
- Organization & skills
- System decomposition
- FMEA scope preparation
- FMEA scope prioritization
- User profile
- Parameter diagram
- From P-diagram to FMEA
- RPN & AP scoring
- Risk mitigation plan
- Linkage between DFMEA and PFMEA
- PFMEA approach
- Risk tracking & reporting
- FRACAS, lessons learned
- Monitor & evaluate
- Common errors, best practices
Results of the course Failure Mode & Effects Analysis
The course Failure Mode & Effects Analysis:
- Focuses on a structured preparation to decrease the effort and time for the actual FMEA process
- Discusses the CTQ flowdown and system decomposition with boundary and interface diagram to give insight into the product at hand. The results are input for the first prioritization step with the preliminary risk assessment. Several iterations with the Risk Maturity Matrix will point out the component(s) and function(s) with the highest risk.
This course is aimed at professionals working in a product development environment such as engineers, architects and managers.
The course Failure Mode & Effects Analysis consists of 2 modules of 2 days from 9.00 AM to 17.00 PM.
Locations, dates & schedule
Location: Eindhoven – High Tech Campus 29
Block 1: October 28 – 29
Block 2: November 18 – 19
Block 1: April 14 – 15
Block 2: April 21 – 22
Block 1: November 17 – 18
Block 2: November 24 – 25
The investment is € 2.990,- (ex. VAT) per participant, including course materials, the book “Effective FMEA’s” by Carl Carlson, several Excel templates and lunch.
Marcel Logger MSc:
Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma with a background in manufacturing, service, and logistics. Working as Sr. Product & Process Specialist at Holland Innovative
Ir. Dorien Lutgendorf:
With mechanical engineering as technical background, Dorien has extensive experience in modeling, testing, and reliability engineering in various projects. She is analytical, pragmatic and eager to learn. She always likes to think along with interesting topics. Experienced training in Lean Yellow belt, FMEA and Reliability Engineering.
Certificate / diploma
Participants who have followed the 4-day course receive a certificate of participation.
Method of teaching
The course Failure Mode & Effects Analysis is offered as an in-class course, but any other form is open for negotiation. We are able to offer offline, online and hybrid courses. In the case of one or more non-Dutch speaking participants, the course is given in English.
A maximum of 10 participants
The Reliability Foundation program is a post-graduate education with a focus on the practical aspects of reliability engineering. The program is developed in line with VDI 4002 guidelines. The course Failure Mode & Effects Analysis can lead to a Reliability Engineer (Green Belt, Black Belt, CRE) certification.