AIAG & VDA FMEA • eLearning Course

AIAG & VDA Foundation & Family DFMEA Fundamentals – Video eLearning

In this Video eLearning, we will cover definitions and practical application for creating Foundation and Family DFMEAs. Learn the fundamentals of Foundation and Family DFMEAs according to the AIAG & VDA methodology, how these two FMEAs differ, and how to sort the information from each to form a strategy. You’ll get to take a look at real examples from Plexus FMEA Implementation experts, as well as 3 actionable techniques that you can use immediately when you return to your facility.  Lastly, we’ll cover the sustainability of the foundation and family structure to help your organization hold on to lessons learned.

Why choose Video eLearnings?

Plexus International Video eLearnings provide participants with unlimited viewing of online, instructor-led trainings for 90 days. These trainings explore fundamental concepts to build foundational knowledge in the subject matter area.

Video eLearning

Purchase single-user 90-day access to the Video eLearning or request a quote for corporate licensing to train your entire team

Regular Price
260.00 USD

Course Details


2 hours with unlimited viewing for 90 days




  • Presentation slides (online access only). Access expires after 90 days
  • Digital download of information and concepts from the eLearning

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the fundamentals of, and differences between, Foundation and Family Design FMEA according to the AIAG & VDA FMEA methodology 
  • Understand how to sort the information from Foundation and Family FMEAs to form a strategy in a practical application  
  • Gain three actionable techniques you can use back at your facility 

Who Should Attend

Recommended for Core Design FMEA Team to include design engineers, system engineers, component engineers, test engineers, quality/reliability engineers, project managers, FMEA moderators/facilitators, auditors, and other product design roles with a background and experience with AIAG Design FMEA.


  • Foundation and Family FMEA Key Concepts and Definitions  
  • What is a Foundation DFMEA and how is it different from a Family DFMEA?  
  • Linkage to the 7-Step Process   
  • Creating Foundation & Family DFMEAs  
  • Different approaches organizations can take to develop these DFMEAs  
  • How to utilize the best fit approach vs. the perfect approach   
  • Manage the Feedback Loop in Foundation FMEA  
  • Integration into the organization’s business system   
  • Using organizational knowledge in FMEA   

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