AIAG & VDA Design FMEA: Transitioning for Practitioners

Transition from the AIAG Design FMEA 4th Edition to the AIAG & VDA Design FMEA Requirements.

Technical risk mitigation is crucial for business sustainability during this era of high-speed adoption of technology innovation affecting all automotive systems, subsystems, and components. There is a general recognition of the urgent need for conducting effective Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (DFMEA). This challenge cannot be addressed without a robust methodology. This makes the new AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook a critical update for the industry. The concept of robustness exists throughout all sections of the new DFMEA development approach, which is presented in the new AIAG & VDA Handbook. The Handbook contains a structured method for identifying products’ functions and their potential failure modes.

Learn to execute Design FMEA according the new handbook by achieving a deeper understanding of the explicit and subtle changes, along with high impact benefits that will bring your organization’s DFMEA to the next level of product design robustness.

By the end of this training you will be able to describe, analyze, exemplify and apply the improvements in the AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook. Additionally, you will gain the skills necessary to evaluate the consistency of DFMEA application, measure its effectiveness and efficiency within your organization, and develop a Transition Implementation Plan from the AIAG FMEA 4th Edition methodology to the 7-Step approach recommended by the AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook.

Course Details

Length

2 Days

For training delivered on-site at your organization, a one (1) day add-on Application Coaching Workshop service is available (i.e. facilitated development of a partial FMEA based on the Implementation Plan).


Prerequisites

This training requires the individual to have a working knowledge and experience with AIAG FMEA 4th Edition execution.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the major changes, improvements, and benefits of Design FMEA execution when comparing AIAG FMEA 4th Edition to the new AIAG & VDA FMEA manual
  • Analyze the major changes and improvements adopted in the new AIAG & VDA FMEA handbook by completing a detailed comparison to the AIAG 4th Edition manual
  • Exemplify the major changes, improvements, and benefits of Design FMEA execution when comparing a DFMEA prepared using AIAG FMEA 4th Edition Manual to a DFMEA prepared using the new AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook
  • Identify the major changes and improvements when evaluating the content of a Design FMEA prepared using AIAG FMEA 4th Edition Manual compared to a DFMEA prepared using the new AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook
  • Evaluate the consistency of DFMEA application cases
  • Measure DFMEA effectiveness, efficiency, and linkage to an organization’s Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ)
  • Develop a Transition Implementation Plan from AIAG FMEA 4th Edition to AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook

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.

Agenda

  • Overview of the Major Changes, Improvements, and Benefits of the new AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook. Detailed introduction chapter emphasizing and clarifying the foundations necessary to develop a robust FMEA.
  • Applying 7-Steps approach - a more instrumental, and error-proofing driven method to develop FMEAs while integrating lessons learned
  • DFMEA 1st Step – Planning and Preparation.
  • DFMEA 2nd Step – Structure Analysis.
  • DFMEA 3rd Step – Function Analysis.
  • DFMEA 4th Step – Failure Analysis.
  • DFMEA 5th Step – Risk Analysis.
  • DFMEA 6th Step – Optimization.
  • DFMEA 7th Step – Communication
  • Design FMEA and Process FMEA Linkages
  • Comparing a DFMEA prepared using AIAG FMEA 4th Edition Manual to a DFMEA prepared using the new AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook
  • Introduction to FMEA for Monitoring and System Response (FMEA-MSR): Importance and applicability
  • DFMEA effectiveness, efficiency, and linkage to the Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ)
  • Transition Implementation Plan from AIAG FMEA 4th Edition to AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook