FMEA isĀ a systematic approach guiding the organization how to prevent quality problems and indicate where improvements are possible and control is required. Due to the systematic approach and the fact that customer requirements are essential in the FMEA process, FMEA is often an important starting point of the implementation of a continuous improvement program.

Course Objectives

  • How to organizeĀ the FMEA process
  • The 15 FMEA steps
  • Relation between FMEA, MSA, and SPC
  • Use of FMEA tool to create and work with FMEAs


1 Day

Who Should Attend

Engineering and Quality Managers, Engineers, internal auditors, those interested in creating FMEAs and those who are responsible for process improvement should also attend.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to FMEA
  • Purpose and importance of FMEA
  • When to start with FMEA (Six Sigma, IATF 16949, SPC)
  • Organizing the FMEA process
  • Roles and teams in the FMEA process
  • FMEA project plan
  • Methodology and criteria
  • Training schedule
  • FMEA in 14 steps
    1. Scope of the process
    2. Flow charting
    3. Process function requirement
    4. Potential failure mode
    5. Potential effects of the failure
    6. Severity
    7. Classification
    8. Potential causes
    9. Occurrence ranking
    10. Current process control
    11. Detection
    12. Recommended actions
    13. Implement recommended actions
    14. Evaluate action results
  • Linking FMEA to Control Plan
  • Evaluation


The training can be conducted online via WebEx or in person onsite by our local representative either in a central location or at each site. Please contact our office ( for possibilities.

Transition Training VDA-AIAG

The new harmonized VDA-AIAG FMEA manual was released in June 2019. We offer transition training to help organizations prepare for the new FMEA standard. Contact your account manager or for more information or a quote.