FMEA Training Course Outline

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C2C Solutions will customize all FMEA Training topics to fit our client's objectives. The following represents a rough and typical outline for a 1 or 2-Day FMEA Workshop which is delivered in a 160 page "easy to follow" Course Reference Manual.
  • Introductions / Course Objectives
    • Opening Comments, Ground-rules, Introductions, Workshop Objectives, Logistics, etc.
    • FMEA Pre Test (Optional)
  • Introduction to FMEA
    • FMEA Purpose & Definition
    • Intro to the 7 Main Steps
    • The FMEA Worksheet
    • Inputs and Outputs to FMEA
    • Types of FMEA's
      • Product, Manufacturing Process, Business Process, Equipment, Software, Service, etc.
    • Benefits and Purpose of Design FMEA's
    • Benefits and Purpose of Process FMEA's
    • History of FMEA
    • When to start FMEA's
    • Pre-Requisites to FMEA
      • Understanding your Customers Needs
      • Developing & Evaluating Concepts
      • Defining the FMEA Project & Scope
      • Creating an Effective FMEA Team
      • Gather and review Reference Material
  • Developing Functions
    • Definition of a Function
    • The Function Worksheet
    • Methods for Function Analysis
      • Simple Brainstorming
      • The FAST Diagram (Function Analysis Systems Technique)
      • Product Function Modeling
      • Process Functional Modeling
    • Organizing the Functions
    • Product Example
    • Functional Flowcharts
    • Process Example
    • Class Participant Workshop
  • Developing Failure Modes
    • Failure Mode Definition
    • Failure Mode Thought Starters
    • Failure Mode Assumptions
    • Failure Mode Categories
    • DFMEA Example
    • PFMEA Example

  • Determining Effects & Severity Ratings
    • Effects Definition
    • Cause & Effect Relationship
    • Effects Examples
    • Severity Rating Definition
    • Severity Tables
    • Classification Column
    • Special Characteristics
    • Class Participant Workshop

  • Determining Cause & Occurrence Ratings
    • Cause Definition
    • Cause Guidelines
    • Assumptions when determining Causes
    • Techniques for determining Causes
      • Fishbone Diagrams
      • Classic Brainstorming
      • Fault Tree Analysis
      • 8D
      • Experience
      • Experiments
      • 5 Why's
    • Cause Examples
    • Occurrence Rating Definition
    • DFMEA Occurrence Table
    • PFMEA Occurrence Table
  • Controls & Detection Rating
    • Controls Definition
    • Types of Design Controls
    • Types of Process Controls
    • Examples of Controls
    • When Controls are implemented
    • Detection Rating Defined
    • DFMEA Detection Rating Tables
    • PFMEA Detection Rating Tables
    • Class Participant Workshop
  • Assessing Risk
    • Risk Defined
    • The RPN
    • The Risk "Area Chart"
    • Risk Patterns
  • Driving an Action Plan
    • Recommended Action Definition
    • 3 Global Strategies
    • The Action Plan
    • Introduction to Production Control Plans
    • Action Plan Results
  • Custom Attendee Workshops (Optional)
    • Attendees start an actual project for their company
    • Determine a "topic"
    • Critique an existing Project
    • Plan the Project
    • Start the FMEA Project (Get instructions from instructor)
  • Integrating QFD with other Product Development Techniques
    • Learn how FMEA can integrate into Product Development Processes which include DFSS techniques (Control Plans, QFD, TRIZ, Innovation, Value Engineering, Taguchi Methods for Robust Design, Pugh Concept Selection, SPC, PM, and more).

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Founded in 1999, C2C Solutions Inc. focuses on helping our customers efficiently improve the "front-end" of product development.  We don't religiously adopt any single approach as if it were the only approach a company needs, rather, we utilize and integrate some of the best practices used by industry leaders.

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