AIAG/VDA Combined FMEA Awareness Training

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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.

The AIAG/VDA Combined FMEA Awareness Training (1 day) course is designed to take delegates through the 7 Step Approach to the construction, scoringand evaluation of risk (high, medium, low).

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, and have previous knowledge in the AIAG or VDA approach.

It is a prerequisite for this course that you have an understanding of the 4thedition AIAG FMEA manual or the VDA 4 2nd revised edition Product and Process FMEA


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 on this AIAG/VDA Combined FMEA Awareness Training (1 day) course 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.

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 *NEWResulting Documentation *NEW

Why choose Industry Forum:   

Industry Forum are both the authorised training provider for IATF 16949 and certified as a TPM training and consultancy organisation by the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance, the original developers of TPM.  This workshop will be led by a TPM Black Belt, certified by JIPM.  Industry Forum helps major global manufacturers understand, optimise and improve both manufacturing capability and business performance.

Industry Forum helps major global manufacturers understand, optimise and improve both manufacturing capability and business performance.

An integrated team of consultants and practitioners – all seasoned expert engineers with multi-sector manufacturing experience – Industry Forum brings together a world-class combination of improvement competency, insight, process and best practice.

Spanning automotive, aerospace, consumer appliance, electronics and food sectors, for over 20 years Industry Forum has planned and delivered some of the world’s most consistent and successful transformations for business-critical manufacturing operations.

Our trainers are expert practitioners with hands-on industrial experience and highly developed communication skills.

They have a wealth of technical expertise and often provide on-site advice and coaching. During every course we will encourage collaboration and sharing of practical experiences, ensuring learning can be put into context and empowering delegates to apply their new skills successfully in their workplace as well as making sustainable improvements.

Training can be offered either through open courses or in-house to suit the customer requirements.

Course booking details:   

We limit the number of delegates on our virtually delivered, instructor led courses to ensure the same level of learning and contact with the expert trainer that you expect from our face to face courses.
Date & Time Company Venue Cost Availability Take Action
06/02/2024 - 06/02/2024
08:30 - 16:30
SMMT Industry Forum Virtual (UK time), United Kingdom £549 Spaces Available Book

Further information

SMMT QMD is the Automotive Quality Management Division of SMMT Industry Forum.

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