Design Review Based on Failure Modes

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Course Duration: 4 Days - 8 Hours/day

This four-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.

SFMEAs are performed during the Design phase of APQP for Risk Management and Prevention. SFMEAs are used to identify Special Requirements, Critical Items and Key Characteristics to assist in the flow-down to sub-assemblies and components.

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. The key part of the course is applying the concepts during the breakout sessions.

Learning Objectives

·      Explain the difference between DFMEA and SFMEA

o   Demonstrate an ability to properly construct a Boundary (Block) Diagram

·      Explain the use of an inter-relationship matrix to identify relationships between components and higher level systems

·      Demonstrate an ability to properly and effectively complete all items in the DFMEA process

o   Identify Functions, Requirements, Failure Modes, Causes and Controls and properly enter the information in a DFMEA

·      Demonstrate how to use the output from a DFMEA to develop a test plan (DVP&R)

·      Explain how a DFMEA can help identify effects and severity for a process failure mode

·      Identify special characteristics in product design

·      Continual improvements with a focus on the use of Sev, Sev x Occ, and Sev x Occ x Det ratings


Day 1

·      Introductions

·      DFMEA - Purpose / Benefits / Roadblocks

·      Item Functions / Performance Requirements

·      Team Exercise - Item Functions / Performance Requirements

·      First third of DFMEA Form - Through the Severity Column

·      Team Exercise

·      Second third of DFMEA Form - Through the RPN Column

·      Final third of DFMEA Form - Through the Recalculated RPN

·      DFMEA Case Studies

·      Discussion – DFMEA Common Mistakes

·      Individual Exercise – DFMEA With Errors

·      Q & A and Post Test

Day 2

·      DRBFM Training

·      DRBFM team activity

·      Identify the change to review

·      Identify the change points

·      Complete the Business Case Analysis

·      Complete the Change Point Matrix

·      Prepare the DFMEA (Left Side) with product engineer only

Day 3

·      Prepare the DFMEA (Left Side) with product engineer only

·      Prepare the DRBFM (Right Side) with entire team including Recommended Actions

Day 4

·      Prepare the DRBFM (Right Side) with entire team including Recommended Actions

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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