On-Demand Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The Quality of FMEAs

In Conjunction with SAE


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. Stated simply, FMEA is an essential element in achieving reliability objectives for any project or program. However, it has to be done correctly: performed on the correct parts, by the correct team, during the correct timeframe, with the correct procedure.

There is a maxim that says, “Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgment.” The lessons learned that are the basis for this 30-minute Webinar are derived from experience with more than 2,000 FMEAs and over 100 companies, and can be the foundation for an effective FMEA audit process.

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? This Webinar will answer these questions and present how to evaluate the quality of FMEAs.

Speaker:

Carl Carlson, Owner, Carlson Reliability Consulting

Moderator:

Lisa Arrigo, SAE International