Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA) is an analysis of risk, applying conventional FMEA methodology to processes in any organization. The primary purpose of FMEA is to prevent potential failure modes from occurring through the use of preventive controls. Process failure modes can lead to safety risks, customer complaints, unplanned operation downtime, reduced output etc. Documenting the FMEA with the use of robustness linkages will help identify the adequacy of existing controls associated with a potential process/operation failure. Finally, improved preventive controls can be recommended to eliminate or mitigate the risks associated with potential failure modes to new and existing processes.
is a process where management plays an integral role.
The success and quality
of FMEAs is directly related to the level of management support and involvement
in the process.
Participants to this Process FMEA Application course will be
guided to develop FMEAs by using actual workplace process examples.
For example, what could be the potential failure modes related to a new or existing process? What are the potential process failure modes related to its main process steps? What are the potential causes to the failure mode and what are the current process controls to detect the potential cause/mechanism of failure mode or the failure mode itself?
course will require much interaction among team members; they will demonstrate
skills on how to develop and document the FMEA, evaluate the adequacy of
proposed controls and the need to mitigate risk by changes that they will have
to make to the process controls.
Participants will demonstrate, through team activities and presentations
how the recommended actions in their Process FMEAs serve to prevent failures
from reaching the customers and ultimately improving customer satisfaction by
making FMEA a key process improvement tool.
This course is consistent with the requirements for FMEA development as documented in the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) 4th Edition reference manual.
The course will use relevant process examples to facilitate learning and transfer of knowledge. Participants should be able to effectively deploy the use of FMEA upon completion of this course and make FMEA a key process improvement tool at their workplace.
At the end of this training, participants will be able to:
This course is recommended for personnel who will benefit from developing and deploying FMEA.