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FMEA - Harmonisation AIAG and VDA - Design and Process FMEA - Basic Core (ID404)

Seminar-Id.: 07-130

VDA licensed

Suppliers delivering their products to German and North American manufacturers (OEM) are obliged to assess their FMEA based on the differing charts for severity, probability and detection according to the FMEA manuals of VDA and AIAG. This leads to confusion and increases the complexity and activities of product development and improvement by suppliers. The common requirements and expectations for FMEA enable suppliers to determine an FMEA process and the requisite methods and tools that deliver a robust and complete FMEA fulfilling the needs and expectations of their customers. Beginning with the criteria severity, probability and detection in the assessment charts, the VDA and AIAG manuals were adapted and standardised. OEM representatives were involved (BMW, Daimler AG, Daimler Trucks, Fiat, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Opel, Volkswagen) as well as suppliers (Bendix, Continental, GKN, Knorr Bremse, Lear, Nexteer, ON Semiconductor, Robert Bosch, Schaeffler AG, ZF Friedrichshafen).
With the help of the system analysis approach, potential failure causes can be identified at an early stage in new and changed concepts during the develop-ment and planning phases, and their risks can be assessed and prevented or reduced with suitable methods. Thus, FMEA is an important management instrument that supports interdisciplinary cooperation. FMEA also demonstrates a risk has already been reduced or can be reduced in future by experience, calculation, testing and inspection. This minimises costs resulting from error so that FMEA is of great benefit to organisations.

+ FMEA Basics
   - Introduction and overview
   - External and internal requirements for risk  protection
   - FMEA for design and process in a team
   - Required action and schedule

+ Definition and description of the 6 steps of FMEA
   - 1st Step: Determine scope
   - 2nd Step: Structural analysis
   - 3rd Step: Functional analysis
   - 4th Step: Failure analysis
   - 5th Step: Risk analysis
   - 6th Step: Optimisation

+ Annex
   - Assessment charts for severity, probability and detection
   - Design FMEA form
   - Process FMEA form
   - Supplement FMEA form Monitoring and System Response
   - Review of the FMEA


New FMEA – Harmonisation of AIAG and VDA – Publication delayed
Numerous comments on the FMEA handbook have meant that the members of the working group have not been able to complete their work on time. This means that all seminars on FMEAs have been postponed until publication of the red book. (Source: VDA QMC)



Target Group

Personnel responsible for applying the method: moderators, developers, constructors, process planners, Personnel from product and process development, testing, logistics, manufacturing, inspection planning, maintenance, quality (be-ginners and advanced)

Customer benefit

TopQM-Systems has been working in the area of supplier management for well-known companies in the automotive industry since 2000. The experience gained in live customer projects – such as advanced quality planning, start of new series production, process acceptance, supplier audits, claims management and process optimization – directly flow into our TopQM Automotive Seminars and are continuously updated. We are very familiar with the requests and requirements of our customers and we will prepare you to handle series processes in an efficient and robust way!


Upon completion of the seminar each participant receives a VDA certificate of attendance.


There are no specific prerequisites for this course.


In-house or a training location designed by TopQM-Systems

Training documentation

Original print version of VDA/TopQM-Systems seminar documents and free copy of FMEA.


3 days

Cost for in-house training

Price: 5.985 € plus VAT

In-house seminars are subject to an additional charge for travel and accommodation costs of the consultant. Guaranteed fixed price for up to 6 participants € 490.- plus VAT or $ 490.- per additional participant.

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