Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA)

Location: Distance Learning Course

2022 - 2023 On-line Individual$ 160.00
2022 - 2023 DVD Individual$ 180.00

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Risk can be defined as the effect of uncertainty or anything that can compromise the mission. Managing risk is essential to business success in today's world of high costs, rapid and unpredictable change. Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) can be used in identifying and mitigating risks related to design and processes or products. It is considered one of the 'core tools' for the automotive industry.

FMEA is "An analytical methodology used to ensure that potential problems have been considered and addressed throughout the product and process development process." FMEA-4th edition, p.2, AIAG

Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a practical course that provides an understanding of FMEA's by using several real world examples to illustrate how to complete an FMEA for design (DFMEA) and for processes or products (PFMEA).

Benefits of properly using FMEA's include:
1. A level of confidence that risks have been considered and mitigated
2. A framework for setting priorities for process improvements
3. Reduced scrap and re-work
4. Preventing customer issues and field failures
5. Providing a record of risk analysis and process improvement
6. Reducing costs and expenses

Identifying, understanding, quantifying and mitigating risks are key functions of Engineers and Managers. Failure Mode Effects Analysis is for anyone in engineering, quality, technical, leadership or management positions. It can be especially beneficial to those who are responsible for design, manufacturing or quality; and, for those in project, process or general business management since all involve identifying preventing potential failures.

The FMEA process involves identifying risks, quantifying potential failures, applying sound engineering or other principles to mitigate or eliminate the risks and follow up to insure the potential failures are minimized or eliminated. Upon completion of this course you should be able to readily transfer the concepts, principles, tools and techniques into your business.

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Fee: $160.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)2022 - 2023 On-line Individual$ 160.00
Course Fee (Alternate)2022 - 2023 DVD Individual$ 180.00

Distance Learning Course

Distance Learning Course

Davis Woodruff

Davis M. Woodruff, PE, CMC is an internationally recognized consultant, professional speaker and author. He grew up on a family farm in rural southern Alabama where his family also owned and operated a “country store.” From this background he earned a Chemical Engineering degree from Auburn University, became a Professional Engineer and Certified Management Consultant. He was a manufacturing executive with 3M for ten years and became the youngest manufacturing superintendent in the company prior to forming a management consulting company, Management Methods. Since 1984 he has served clients in 35 states and on 3 continents. From Vermont to Malaysia Davis’ clients include scores of large and small organizations. As a professional speaker, certified management consultant, published author, and professional engineer Davis Woodruff brings immediate benefits to businesses. These benefits include developing leaders; optimizing resource utilization; improving processes, quality and customer satisfaction; and saving time and $$$. Having authored three full-length books, over five dozen articles and multiple online professional development courses, Davis is on the cutting edge of today’s business world. Davis and Lynn have been married since 1970 and they have two daughters, two sons-in-law, three grandchildren and one dog. He is actively involved with his family, in his community and in his church where he leads an adult Bible Study class each week.


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