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Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (MFG350M)

Presented by: William A. Levinson, P.E.
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Understand How to Determine a Failure's Severity & Likelihood of Occurrence

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), including design (DFMEA) and process (PFMEA), is an important part of advanced quality planning (AQP). Its purpose is to identify potential failure modes (how the product or process could fail to meet customer requirements) along with their severity, likelihood of occurrence, and likelihood of detection and therefore interception. Deliverables include identification of critical to quality characteristics, and action plans for mitigating or eliminating risks associated with them. Some FMEA concepts (assessment of severity and probability) carry over to ISO 9001:2015's requirement for risk-based thinking.

This session by William A. Levinson will help you understand the role of FMEA in advanced quality planning. You will be able to assess the probability and severity of possible failures. You will also learn to recognize critical characteristics for planning improvement through action plans.

Session Highlights

  • Learn the role of FMEAs in advanced quality planning (AQP)
  • Understand FMEA as a cross-functional activity which aims to plan quality into a product or service
  • Recognize critical characteristics (those that can impact safety or regulatory compliance) and significant characteristics (those that can impact conformance to customer requirements). The GM ignition switch failure is an example of FMEA's conspicuous absence!
  • Know the numerical rating systems for severity (S), likelihood of occurrence (O), and likelihood of detection (D), and how to multiply them to get a risk priority number (RPN). Also recognize, however, that a severity of 9 or 10 puts the failure mode into the 'legal zone' regardless of RPN.
  • Recognize that the FMEAs are living documents that drive continuous improvement through action plans for any deficiencies
  • Understand how to apply the FMEA concepts of severity and likelihood of occurrence to risk-based thinking for ISO 9001:2015. The Army's Composite Risk Management (CRM) also supports this, and some of its concepts carry over into FMEA.

Benefits of the session

  • Learn not only what FMEAs are as isolated activities, but also how they fit into an overall quality system
  • Learn how FMEAs support provisions 7.3 and 7.5 of ISO 9001:2008, and also their mandatory role in the automotive sector
  • Recognize that the risk priority number (RPN) is not the only factor in prioritization of improvement activities. Critical product or service characteristics require attention automatically.
  • Know the quality system considerations (documentation and quality records) that are associated with FMEAs
  • The relationship between FMEA and the Army's Composite Risk Management (CRM) can support ISO 9001:2015's risk based thinking requirement

Who should attend

  • Quality management professionals
  • Engineers and technicians with quality management system responsibilities
  • Design engineers
  • People with responsibilities for ISO 9001:2015 or ISO/TS 16949 compliant systems
  • VP Engineering
  • Office Managers & Admin
About Our Speaker(s)

William A. Levinson | Quality and Productivity Management SpeakerWilliam A. Levinson P.E.
William A. Levinson, P.E., is the principal of Levinson Productivity Systems, P.C. He is an ASQ Fellow, Certified Quality Engineer, Quality Auditor, Quality Manager, Reliability Engineer, and Six Sigma Black Belt. He is also the author of several books on quality, productivity, and management, of which the most recent ... More info

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