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Failure Modes and Effects Analysis

This course provides the context for using FMEA to reduce the risk of costly mistakes before launching a new product or process or modifying an existing one. Identify potential modes of failure and indicate their relationship to product design or manufacturing process, along with their effects.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the FMEA Process
  • Define types of FMEA's
  • Know the important benefits of FMEA
  • Be familiar with components of FMEA
  • Understand process requirements
  • Select cross-functional teams
  • Employ process analysis
  • Examine why failures occur
  • Apply the traditional design approach
  • Interpret reliability and quality history
  • Explain the boundary diagram for design

Topics & Content

  • The FMEA Approach
    • FMEA steps
    • Design verification planning and testing
    • Design control
  • Risk Priorities
    • Relationship to the risk register
    • Criticality measures
    • Risk priority calculations
    • Improvement actions

Course Information

Course Code: SIG202
Duration: 2 days
Targeted Audience: This course is for anyone responsible for evaluating Six Sigma projects.

  • OPM - 14 CLP(s)
  • PMI - 14 PDU(s)
  • SHRM - 14 PDC(s)

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