AIAG & VDA Foundation & Family PFMEA Fundamentals – Live Virtual Seminar 

In this Live Virtual Seminar from the FMEA Bootcamp 2.0 series, we will cover definitions and practical application for creating Foundation and Family PFMEAs. Learn the fundamentals of Foundation and Family PFMEAs 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, concluding with a live Q&A session with an industry expert.  

Course Details


2.5 hours including Q&A


Prior understanding of AIAG & VDA Process FMEA fundamentals


AIAG & VDA Process FMEA: Fundamentals Overview - Live Virtual Seminar

Delivery Details

Session Access
Join this session by invitation only through the Zoom Webinar technology. Receive an email invitation after payement is completed. Please watch for your invitation from Plexus International at and join the session through your web browser using the link in your email invitation.

What are Live Virtual Seminars? 
Combining the best of online and traditional face-to-face learning, Live Virtual Seminars use webinar technology to help your team build foundational knowledge with Plexus's experienced instructors in an interactive learning environment. Fit training into your schedule, and budget, from the comfort of your home or office. 


You'll receive a digital download of information and concepts from the seminar 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the fundamentals of, and differences between, Foundation and Family Process 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 Process FMEA Team to include process/manufacturing engineers, ergonomic engineers, process validation engineers, quality/reliability engineers, project managers, FMEA moderators/facilitators, auditors, and other roles with a background and experience with AIAG Process FMEA.  


  • Foundation & Family FMEA Key Concepts and Definitions  
  • What is a Foundation FMEA and how is it different from a Family FMEA?  
  • Linkage to the 7-Step Process   
  • Creating Foundation & Family PFMEAs  
  • Different approaches organizations can take to develop these FMEAs  
  • How to utilize the best fit approach vs. the perfect approach   
  • Managing the Feedback Loop in Foundation FMEA  
  • Integration into the organization’s business system   
  • Using the organizational knowledge piece in FMEA   
  • Live Q&A Session  
  • Your questions answered by Industry experts   


Attend the full seminar to receive a certificate of completion and 2 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.


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