FMEA for Beginners: Taking Preventive Action

This introductory course presents a step-by-step method for conducting Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA). It defines the role, methodologies, and implementation of FMEAs as an essential component of a preventive action program. Participants will determine FMEA objectives, potential failure cause and effect, assessment of risks, and preventive action plans. This interactive course includes handouts, practice exercises, job aids, design-process-service examples, quizzes, free FMEA excel template (editable) and a free desk reference. The class has been updated to be consistent with the FMEA 4th edition reference manual for use by automotive suppliers.

The course requires the completion of a homework assignment that will be graded by an instructor. Feedback is provided on all assignments.

Learning Outcomes
Upon the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • define the properties of FMEA
  • brainstorm potential failures
  • assess risk of failure
  • determine areas that need action
  • apply FMEA methods
  • know the roles for team participation
  • complete FMEAs for your operations

Technical Requirements

  • Intel Pentium processor/compatible
  • 800x600 resolution color monitor
  • 32 MB of RAM recommended
  • 28.8 kbps modem okay, high speed preferred
  • A browser such as Internet Explorer, Netscape, or FireFox
  • Acrobat Reader 5.0 (free plug-in)
  • Flash/Shockwave Player (free plug-in)
  • Java script (on most computers)

Elizabeth Bild
is a management consultant and trainer who specializes in quality management systems.  She has developed training courses for SPC, ISO 9000, and TS/ISO 16949. She currently consults on ISO 9001, TS/ISO 16949 and SAE AS9100.  She has had over 30 years in business in quality management and supervision.  She has a BS and an MS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University. Questions? Click here to contact Elizabeth.

Course Provider: QualityWBT Center for Education; Designer: J.P. Russell & Associates

International Association for Continuing Education & Training (IACET) Authorized Provider of CEUs