AIAG VDA FEMA Training - Overview of Implications and Strategy for Executives

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Course Duration: 1 Day - 8 Hours/day

Omnex is not a VDA or VDA-QMC licensed training provider.

Join Omnex for this important industry approach integrating AIAG and VDA FMEAs. Omnex FMEA experts many of who are writers of the FMEA standards have worked extensively with both AIAG and VDA FMEAs formats. They will show you how to manage your existing AIAG or VDA FMEAs and the steps to transition to the AIAG-VDA FMEA approach.

This half-day or 1-day seminar will provide a high-level review of the changes in the new AIAG-VDA FMEA and the requirements and recommendations for top management.

The approaches discussed and employed in this course are consistent with the intent and guidelines in the AIAG-VDA FMEA Handbook (1st edition, 2019) issued by AIAG and VDA.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding of the AIAG-VDA FMEA approach and changes to the previous approaches used by the organization. Provide top management and other key management understanding on the strategic implications with the AIAG-VDA FMEA and Supply Chain standards evolving out of the industry shift from Gas and Diesel mechanical vehicles to Electric and Autonomous Vehicles.
  • Importance of the Supply Chain and how these standards link the supply chain.
  • Requirements flow down the supply chain.
  • Software to support a 3 dimensional FMEA structure and requirements flow down.
  • Design Reuse and product family/process family orientation.
  • Linkage of failure databases and the AIAG-VDA FMEA and reduction of PPM (Cost of Quality).
  • Linkages between System, Sub System, Components and Assembly and Manufacturing Processes.

Course Outline

  • What has changed in the AIAG-VDA FMEA vs the 4th Edition
  • The Seven Steps of the AIAG-VDA FMEA DFMEA and PFMEA
  • Implications of the change to the organization and Supply Chain
  • o What are Supply Chain Standards and why they are important
  • Requirements Management for AIAG-VDA FMEA
  • Software needs with AIAG-VDA FMEA
  • o AIAG 4th Edition is 2 dimensional and AIAG-VDA FMEA is 3 Dimensional
  • o Reuse of Information and Products/Process Families and Continual Improvement
  • Linkages of SFMEA, DFMEA, and PFMEA including PPAP
  • Change Management and FMEA Updates
  • PPM Defect history, Cost of Poor Quality and FMEA linkages
  • Getting Started Checklist and Action Plan

Who Should Attend

Top Management and their direct reports including Quality Leadership and AIAG-VDA FMEA Implementation Leader.

Course Materials

Each participant will receive a seminar manual and a Getting Started Checklist. The session will develop a company specific action plan.

Note: Omnex does not provide copies of standard(s) during training courses, but clients are encouraged to have their own copy.


No prior knowledge is necessary.

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