Faculty: William Levinson | Code: FDB3375
Process failure mode effects analysis (PFMEA) is part of advanced quality planning (AQP) or advanced product quality planning (APQP), whose purpose is to plan quality into the product realization process. It seeks to anticipate trouble in advance, in the form of failure modes, failure causes (also known as failure mechanisms), and failure effects. It then seeks to implement controls that prevent generation of nonconforming product, or at least detect and stop it before it can reach an internal or external customer. It is required by the IATF 16949:2016 standard for automotive quality management systems (clause 184.108.40.206 (g)) and highly recommended for ISO 9001 users.
This is a 90-minute overview of AIAG/VDA’s newest approach to process failure mode effects analysis, with additional information on (1) the role of FMEA in advanced quality planning (AQP), and (2) the control plan that can be appended to a PFMEA to create a dynamic control plan.
(Design FMEA will not be addressed, except for its role in AQP, due to time limitations and because some manufacturing organizations do not have design in the scope of their quality management systems.)
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The Automotive Industry Action Group’s (AIAG’s) and German Association of the Automotive Industry’s (VDA’s) newest manual (2019) improves significantly on the previous methods. It offers a logical, effective, and structured approach for the identification of failure modes, failure effects, and failure causes, and assessment of the effectiveness of the prevention and detection controls whose purpose is to remove or mitigate the failure causes and therefore the failure modes. In addition,
It is recommended that attendees’ organizations purchase a copy of the AIAG/VDA manual not only for reference but also because the complete tables (including the action priority matrix in particular) are not available elsewhere. Hard copy or electronic versions can be purchased from the Automotive Industry Action Group (aiag.org).
William (Bill) A. Levinson, P.E., is the principal of Levinson Productivity Systems, P.C. He is an ASQ Fellow, Certified Quality Engineer, Quality Auditor, Quality Manager, Reliability Engineer, and Six Sigma Black Belt. He holds degrees in chemistry and chemical engineering from Pennsylvania State and Cornell Universities, and night school degrees in business administration and applied statistics from Union College, and he has given presentations at the ASQ World Conference, TOC World 2004, and other national conferences on productivity and quality.
Mr. Levinson is also the author of several books on quality, productivity, and management. Henry Ford’s Lean Vision is a comprehensive overview of the lean manufacturing and organizational management methods that Ford employed to achieve unprecedented bottom line results, and Beyond the Theory of Constraints describes how Ford’s elimination of variation from material transfer and processing times allowed him to come close to running a balanced factory at full capacity. Statistical Process Control for Real-World Applications shows what to do when the process doesn’t conform to the traditional bell curve assumption.