Design FMEA Training

Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis

Design FMEA Training

This Design FMEA Training is designed to understand the impact of potential risk in product and service design and development, take effective countermeasures on the causes and develop robust controls to prevent the failures, offer safe and reliable products and services to the customers to take the market leadership. Since the sophistication and complexity of designs are accelerating, so too does the risks. This program is to enable the multidisciplinary teams to prevent the failures by design and offer  greater value to the customers. 

The Design FMEA Training is based on harmonized approach to FMEA by AIAG & VDA. it is a structured process to understand the impact of the potential risk in product development throughout the design of product, process, and services and take countermeasures against the prioritized potential risks. This offers a safe, reliable product and service to the customers to take market leadership. The sophistication and complexity of designs are accelerating, so too does the risks. So, we have developed this program to enable the multidisciplinary teams to prevent the failures by design and offer greater value to the customers.

Evolution of FMEA

The first widely known use of FMEA was by the US Military at the end of the 1940s. The military developed the technique to reduce sources of variation and corresponding potential failures in the production of munitions – and it proved a highly effective tool. Once it was recognized that project risk was reduced by the military’s use of FMEA, NASA adopted the methodology as a crucial project planning technique as well. FMEA proved to be vital to the success of the Apollo (and subsequent) NASA missions. FMEA are widely used by the civil aviation industry to assess aircraft safety.

The automotive industry was an early adoptee of FMEA as well. The Ford Motor Company led the way as an internal response to their safety and public relations issues with the Ford Pinto model in the mid-1970s. Other automotive manufacturers in the US, Europe and UK soon followed Ford’s lead. AIAG was formed in 1982 to get fierce (US) auto industry competitors to collaborate and agree on standardized use of quality improvement tools and practices such as FMEA, SPC (statistical process control), MSA (measurement system analysis) and related practices. In 2019, AIAG-VDA FMEA Harmonization Project was a collaboration between OEMs and Tier 1 supplier members of AIAG and VDA. It represents the culmination of a three-year project revising and improving FMEA methodology.  The result is one common foundation for FMEAs across the global automotive sectors represented by AIAG and VDA.

Who should attend?
Managers, Engineers & Supervisors involved in Planning, Product Development, R&D, Program Management, QA, Manufacturing, Processing, Marketing, Sales, Services. Engineering / Consulting Companies involved in Design, development, QA Process & Analysis activities.

Design FMEA Training
(1 Day)


•    General Introduction
•    Evolution of FMEA
•    7 Step Approach to Design FMEA
•    Preparation and project planning
•    Structure Analysis – Boundary Diagram
•    Function Analysis – Parameter Diagram

•    Set-up the Design FMEA Table
•    Function →Quality → Quality Element
•    Failure Analysis
•    Risk Analysis
•    Optimization
•    Document results