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FMEA for Beginners

Course ID FMEA01JPR
Format Web-based

Assess your organization’s risk of failure. Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is an essential component of a preventive action program. This course helps you implement this vital methodology while analyzing risks, determining areas in need of action, and applying mistake-proofing techniques.


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. You will have 90 days to access this course.

Course Data

  • CEU Hours: 0.5
  • Length: 5 Hours
  • ASQ RU: 0.5
  • Audience: New to Quality
  • Provider: Quality WBT
Course Overview

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the properties of FMEA
  • Brainstorm potential failures
  • Assess risk of failure
  • Determine areas that need action
  • Apply FMEA methods
  • Know your role for team participation
  • Apply mistake
  • proofing techniques
  • Describe the purpose of the FMEA process.
  • List at least three benefits of utilizing FMEA.
  • Explain when FMEA should and should not be performed.
  • Define the FMEA terms: failure mode, failure effect, failure cause, severity, occurrence, and detection.
  • Complete a sample Design FMEA.
  • Complete a sample Process FMEA.
  • Write an executive summary for a sample FMEA.
  • Locate documents pertaining to FMEA (TE spec. 402-29, FMEA guides, QMD Web site tools etc.).
Outline
  1. Understanding FMEAS
    1. FMEA Benefits
    2. History
    3. Types
  2. Preparing for the FMEA
    1. Definition of Scope
    2. Establishment of Boundaries
    3. Assembling the Team
    4. Team Dynamics
  3. Gathering and Developing Preliminary Data
    1. Review All Available Products/Process Information
    2. Put It in a Picture/ Describe the Object of the FMEA
    3. Develop an FMEA Worksheet
    4. Brainstorm on Potential Failure Modes
  4. Determining Severity – Occurrence – Detection Ratings
    1. Defining the Ratings
    2. Risk Priority Numbers
    3. Prioritizing Failure Modes
  5. Preventing Problems
    1. Recommended Action
    2. Expect the Unexpected: Mistake Proofing
    3. Assign Responsibility for and Follow up on Recommended Action
    4. Re-evaluate Risk
Details

Format

This is a self-paced course that can be started at any time. You have 90 days to complete the course. Course content is nine hours long and is worth .50 CEU hours or .50 ASQ RUs.

Materials Provided

  • Example of FMEA for Service
  • Example FMEA for Design – Process
  • Blank FMEA Form
  • Rating Scales
  • Glossary
  • Desk Reference
System Requirements
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Registration Email

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Technical Requirements

  • Computer – PC or Macintosh
  • High-speed internet connection
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3 or later
  • Windows: Internet Explorer 8 or later, Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
  • Mac: Safari 7 or later, Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
  • For instructor-led virtual WebEx courses, a speakerphone or telephone headset in a designated room or space with no distractions (preferred)

NOTE: Refer to product description for any additional system requirements.

WebEx – Virtual Course: Advance Preparation and Student Information

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Cancellation Policy
ASQ reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses and to change instructors. Please be advised that in the event of a course cancellation, ASQ is not responsible for airfare penalties or other travel related expenses you may incur.
  • If you need to cancel, we will refund your paid registration fee as noted below.
    • Requests for cancellations/transfers received at least 5 business days before the start of the course receive a full refund/transfer.
    • Requests received within 5 business days of the course starting incur a $150 processing fee.
    • After the course starts, there are no refunds or transfers.
    • Registrants who fail to attend without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee.
    • If you cannot find a substitute, we can transfer your course fees to another ASQ course of your choice.
  • You must successfully complete the entire course or program before IACET CEUs and a Certificate of Completion can be awarded.

Enrollment Details

Format: Classroom
Format: Web-based

Internet-based, self-paced training modules, which may involve combinations of text, visuals, audio, interactive simulations and quizzes (see specific courses for features and tools).  These web-based courses require a computer and Internet access.

FMEA01JPR Self-Paced English 90 Days List: $159 Member: $149

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