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PFMEA (Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) Course According to AIAG/VDA

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Lectures: 1
Level: Intermediate


Working hours

Monday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Course Overview:

This course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of conducting PFMEA in line with the latest AIAG and VDA guidelines. Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis is a structured approach used to identify and mitigate risks in manufacturing and assembly processes. The AIAG/VDA harmonized approach offers a structured methodology for improving process reliability and efficiency. By the end of this course, participants will be proficient in conducting PFMEA to enhance process safety and performance.

Who Should Enroll?

  • Process engineers
  • Quality engineers and managers
  • Manufacturing supervisors and team leaders
  • Six Sigma and process improvement professionals
  • Anyone involved in the planning, design, and implementation of manufacturing processes

Course Content:

  1. Introduction to PFMEA:
    • The role of PFMEA in process design and improvement
    • Overview of the AIAG/VDA FMEA Handbook
  2. Understanding the AIAG/VDA Approach:
    • The seven-step approach to PFMEA
    • Key changes and enhancements from previous methodologies
  3. Planning and Preparation:
    • Defining the scope and objectives
    • Assembling the right team
    • Understanding the process and its requirements
  4. Structure Analysis:
    • Identifying process steps and requirements
    • Creating process flow diagrams and structure trees
  5. Function Analysis:
    • Determining process functions, requirements, and potential failure modes
    • Analyzing effects and causes of failures
  6. Failure Analysis:
    • Assessing the severity, occurrence, and detection of each failure mode
    • Calculating the Risk Priority Number (RPN)
  7. Risk Mitigation and Improvement:
    • Identifying and prioritizing actions to reduce risk
    • Implementing and tracking improvements
  8. Results Documentation and Communication:
    • Properly documenting the PFMEA process and findings
    • Communicating results to relevant stakeholders

Advantages of the Course:

  • Enhanced Process Reliability: Identify and address potential failures early in the process design phase.
  • Risk Reduction: Systematically reduce and manage the risks associated with manufacturing and assembly processes.
  • Improved Process Efficiency: Enhance the efficiency and quality of processes through structured analysis and improvement actions.
  • Compliance with Industry Standards: Ensure your process design and improvement efforts meet the rigorous standards set by AIAG and VDA.



Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a “PFMEA Proficiency Certificate” according to AIAG/VDA guidelines.

This PFMEA course is crucial for professionals involved in the planning, design, and execution of manufacturing and assembly processes. The course is designed to provide both the theoretical foundation and practical skills needed to implement PFMEA effectively. Participants will learn how to use the AIAG/VDA harmonized approach to identify and mitigate risks, leading to safer, more efficient, and more reliable processes. With the knowledge and tools gained from this course, professionals will be able to make a significant impact on their organization’s operational excellence and product quality.