Multipoint DFMEA for Mechatronic and Electronic Systems using the AIAG-VDA FMEA Handbook Methodology

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Course Duration: 2 Days - 8 Hours/day

Omnex is not presently a VDA licensee. If the VDA auditor “card” is required by a customer for their suppliers’ auditors, attendees should confirm with a licensed provider if they can take the official exam after this course.



This two-day, hands-on seminar is intended to offer insight into, and hands-on experience with, the linkages between various aspects of the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) process. Specifically, the development and linkage of Block Diagrams, Interface Matrix, System and Design FMEAs, and Design Verification (Test) Plans (DVPs) are addressed.

A unique aspect of this class is the introduction of a methodology for the incorporation of multipoint faults into DFMEAs, a tool that traditionally has addressed only Single Point faults. Additionally, this class illustrates the potential linkage of Fault Tree Analyses (FTAs) and Failure Modes Effects and Diagnostic Analyses (FMEDAs) to these Multipoint FMEAs.

This seminar includes breakout exercise sessions using an example of appropriate complexity so that the participant has the opportunity to grasp both System FMEA and Design FMEA concepts. A key part of this course is applying the concepts during the breakout sessions.

The course follows the AIAG-VDA FMEA Handbook, 1st Edition,2019 approach.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the use of DFMEA and SFMEA
  • Demonstrate an ability to scope analyses and construct Boundary /BlockDiagrams
  • Explain how to incorporate single and multipoint FMEAs into the same FMEA (Omnex method)
  • How to build a FMEA that links with FTA and FMEDA (Omnex method)
  • Explain the use of an inter-relationship matrix to identify relationships between functions and design elements
  • Demonstrate an ability to effectively develop product analysis using the AIAG-VDA DFMEA process
  • Communicate the 7- step AIAG-VDA FMEA process including: Structure, Function and Failure Analyses as well as Risk Identification and Optimization.
  • Demonstrate how to use the output from a DFMEA to develop a test plan (DVP&R)
  • Identify special characteristics in product design
  • Utilize Severity, Occurrence and Detection Indices and Action Priority Matrix evaluations to promote Continuous Improvement

  • Course Overview and Introductions
  • Setting the Stage: APQP Overview
  • Introduction to Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Breakout Exercise: Customer and Scope
  • Breakout Exercise: Boundary Diagram
  • Breakout Exercise: Function Analysis and Requirements Flow Down
  • Developing the Design FMEA
  • Breakout Exercise: Potential Design Failure Modes
  • Breakout Exercise: Design Causes
  • Breakout Exercise: Design Controls
  • Breakout Exercise: Special Characteristics
  • Breakout Exercise: Optimization and Risk Reduction
  • Breakout Exercise: Results Documentation
  • Breakout Exercise: Thinking Ahead to FTA and FMEDA (instructor-led)
  • Test Planning and Reporting
  • Breakout Exercise: DVP&R
  • Summary
  • Implications of the AIAG-VDA FMEA
  • [OPTIONAL / SELF STUDY]

This seminar is designed for Program Managers, Project Managers, Design Engineers, Quality Managers, Quality Engineers, APQP Team Members, and all other Risk Management personnel.

Each participant will receive extensive course material.

Participants should possess a working knowledge of quality systems and methodologies.

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