North America

Tutorial 1

3:40 to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Good FMEAs, Bad FMEAs, What's the Difference?

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) can anticipate and prevent problems, reduce costs, shorten product development times and achieve safe and highly reliable products and processes. However, it has to be done correctly: performed on the correct parts, by the correct team, during the correct timeframe, with the correct procedure. Frankly, there are mixed results with FMEA applications. Consider these questions: Why is there so much variation in the application of a tool that has been around for many decades? What can be done to help achieve more uniformly successful results? Attendees will learn the ten most common FMEA mistakes and how to avoid them, the key elements of successful FMEA applications, the difference between high-quality and poor-quality FMEAs, and participate in a live interactive FMEA quality audit.

Key Words: Failure Mode, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, Effective FMEAs, FMEA Quality, Reliability Program

Carl Carlson

HBM Prenscia Consultant