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Understanding Core Tools: Design Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (DFMEA) and Design Validation Plan & Report (DVP&R)

Seminar Content

This one-day overview addresses Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis and Design Verification Planning.

The approaches discussed and employed in this course are consistent with the intent and guidelines in the APQP 2nd Edition, FMEA 4th Edition, and PPAP 4th Edition manuals issued by GM, Ford and FCA through the AIAG.

Who Should Attend

  • Program Managers
  • Product Mangers
  • Quality Managers
  • Design Engineers
  • APQP Team Members

Recommended Training and/or Experience

Participants should possess a basic understanding of your organization and its processes.

Seminar Materials

Each participant will receive a seminar manual and a workbook including all team breakout exercises.

Seminar Goals

Provide a hands-on approach to the APQP process and its relationship to program deliverables and status reporting to provide the competencies needed to introduce new products and processes smoothly

Seminar Outline

  • Design FMEA Objectives
  • Metrics
  • Skills & Tools
  • Inputs
  • Robust Design Links
  • Analytical Approach
  • Functions & Requirements
  • Failure Modes
  • Effects
  • Severity
  • Special Characteristics
  • Linkages to Process Control
  • Cause
  • Occurrence
  • Design controls
  • Prevention
  • Detection
  • Risk
  • DVP&R


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