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AIAG/VDA Combined FMEA Practitioner Training

Course overview:  

The joint publication is the collaboration between AIAG/VDA, OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. The text has been completely rewritten, and the FMEA method has been revised in a few key areas.

The intent is to provide a common foundation for FMEA across the breadth of the automotive industry. While every effort has been made to reach a consensus, it may be necessary to refer to the individual publications or Customer Specific Requirements.

The FMEA method is used to address the technical aspect of risk reduction. FMEA is a team-orientated, systematic, qualitative method intended to:

 Evaluate the potential technical risk of failure of the product or process;

  • Analyse the causes and effects of those failures;
  • Document preventive and detection actions;
  • Recommend actions to reduce the risk.

The FMEA is used for analysing the technical risk to reduce failures and improve safety in the product and the process.

It is important to note, the new combined AIAG/VDA FMEA manual is not currently mandated by any OEMs or the IATF, so does not change the current approach used by many organisations.

AIAG & VDA Process FMEA: Transitioning for Practitioners is designed to take delegates through the 7 Step Approach to the construction, scoring and evaluation of risk (high, medium, low) and explain how to fully implement the new AIAG/VDA approach.


Who should attend:  

This course is designed for Management Representatives, Implementation Teams,Internal Auditors, Product and Process Engineers, NPI teams and others who are involved in the implementation or auditing of Failure Mode and Effects Analysis. It is not a requirement to have an understanding of AIAG FMEA 4th edition.

Certification: 

Upon completion of the course you will receive an Industry Forum certificate of attendance.

Benefits and Learning Objectives:  

FMEA is used to support the introduction of new products and processes, as well as support changes to existing products and processes.

It is often mandated by automotive, aerospace and other engineering primary manufacturers, as a specific requirement to support the goal of defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste.

Companies that apply FMEA successfully see improved product conformity, better on-time delivery performance and a reduction in the cost of non-quality.

Delegates will gain an understanding of the new step by step approach to FMEA and the changes between the current and new approaches to FMEA, including the new combined approach to creation, scoring and risk evaluation and resulting documentation and learn howto create and fully implement the approach.


Topics covered: 

  • 7 Step Approach *NEW
  • Overview of the FMEA process
  • General review of FMEA principles
  • Design FMEA including start points *NEW
  • Process FMEA including start points *NEW
  • FMEA ranking tables and scoring *NEW
  • Action Priority *NEW
  • Resulting Documentation *NEW

Introduction to IF

We have been delivering significant and measurable performance improvements for leading global manufacturers for more than 25 years and believe there is no one size fits all approach to driving competitiveness across the industry. Toyota, Rolls Royce and Electrolux are among the brands who have tapped into our expertise to ensure they remain on top in their own fiercely competitive markets.

Why choose SMMT QMD:

In order to strengthen the services we provide to the UK's automotive quality management specialists and further underpin the competitiveness of UK manufacturers, SMMT Industry Forum has created SMMT QMD, its new Quality Management Division.

SMMT QMD was launched at the inaugural Automotive Quality Management Systems Conference in Birmingham in November 2018 and aims to ensure that the UK automotive industry plays an active role in the development and governance of national and international automotive standards. 

SMMT QMD will provide a community of practice to directly support UK quality professionals, ensuring standards are effectively implemented and improving competitive performance. As such, SMMT QMD will now provide the following services:

  • An industry association for quality managers
  • Training, professional development and resources
  • Publications
  • Practical help and support

Course booking details:  

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10 Nov 2021 - 11 Nov 2021
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Birmingham, United Kingdom £859 Yes Book
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