Failure Mode and Effects Analysis AIAG VDA Method

This course covers the needs and expectations of failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) in line within the requirements of IATF 16949. Both process and design FMEA's can be covered using the FMEA AIAG VDA Guidance Manual 1st Issue. Using a case study or your organisations real products and processes the delegate can work through constructing a DFMEA (Design failure modes and effects analysis) or a PFMEA (Process failure modes and effects analysis).


The need for FMEA in process and product design

FMEA AIAG VDA objectives

The AIAG 4th edition handbook and key differences of the new FMEA VDA AIAG 1st edition handbook

The seven step FMEA process:

  • Planning & Preparation
  • Structure Analysis
  • Function Analysis
  • Failure Analysis
  • Risk Analysis
  • Optimization
  • Results Documentation

Process (PFMEA) and Design (DFMEA) scoring and action priority


  • 0.5 Day for Overview (normally online or combined with other core tools training)
  • 1 day for PFMEA
  • 1 day for DFMEA
  • or 2 days for PFMEA and DFMEA

Available as an in-company or online course.

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