Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

Workshop Description

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a powerful technique for avoiding process problems and preventing defects in products and services. The use of FMEA helps to anticipate and guide action to prevent failures in both design and process performance.

In this intensive two-day workshop, you will learn to estimate the probability of failures and their causes in your product, process and machine designs.  You will also learn effective techniques to plan for identifying and minimizing defects in both manufacturing and service processes.

During hands-on workshops, you will perform both design and process FMEA's on your own designs and process issues, present the results of your analyses, and plan future applications of FMEA when you return to work.  At the end of this program, you will have a new tool set that you can apply right away to prevent failures in your organization’s designs and processes.

The seminar workbook includes a copy of Guidelines for Performing a Design and Process FMEA, a handy reference for use during the workshop.  This Guideline also serves as a template for drafting a company-specific FMEA policy and procedures for your own organization.

Workshop Topics

  • Systems Thinking

  • Introduction to Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

  • Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

  • Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

  • Control Plans

  • Basic Procedure for Improving a System

  • Additional Reference Materials

Who Should Attend?

R & D, design, manufacturing, materials, safety, environmental and quality engineers and managers.  Marketing and field service personnel. Participants are encouraged to bring their own designs, process maps to get the most out of the hands-on workshops and applications. This workshop is most beneficial when a team from your organization attends together.


"This class clarified the FMEA process, gave me more confidence in what I already knew, and taught me best practices. It was great!"— Ali Siam, Engineer II, DePuy Spine, Inc.

"Jim is a very engaging and passionate instructor; this is very helpful in a seminar. Real life examples and applications help ingrain the techniques. Excellent!" Mark Rodbourn, Sr. Quality Engineer, Covidien

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