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AIAG / VDA 1st Edition FMEA for Auditors Agenda

This training is specifically for auditors with a focus on an overview of the FMEA process, the new FMEA requirements (Design and Process), and how to audit this as part of the management system audit.

Total Training time is approximately 3 hours with quizzes


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Module 1: Intro to New FMEA Requirements / Process

  • Approximate Time for recorded Web Based Training 1/2 hour plus Quiz
  • Learning Objective: Define, the new approach to FMEAs, and summarize the new requirements and benefits (Both PFMEA and DFMEA)
  • Agenda
    • 5 T’s,
    • How FMEAs fit into a system
    • Timing in APQP / Launch Process
    • Introduce new form
    • Introduce new structure analysis, function analysis, failure analysis, risk analysis, and Action Priority Numbers
    • Need to re-develop FMEAs
    • Customer Specifics
  • Quiz & Certificate

Module 2: Process FMEA Requirements / Process

Note: We put this before Design since this will be more common for most auditors. We will review this in more detail, then will focus on the differences in the DFMEA Module
  • Approximate Time for recorded Web Based Training – 1 hour plus Quiz
  • Learning Objective: Apply AIAG/VDA’s PFMEA Process to develop and apply criteria to critique / audit against
  • Agenda
    • Assumptions for PFMEA
    • 7 Steps for PFMEA development (Review each of the steps)
    • PFMEA Inputs and Outputs
  • Quiz & Certificate

Module 3: Design FMEA Requirements / Process

  • Approximate Time for recorded Web Based Training – 45 minutes plus Quiz
  • Learning Objective: Apply AIAG/VDA’s new DFMEA Process to develop and use criteria to critique / audit against.
  • Agenda
    • Highlights for DFMEA
    • 7 Steps for DFMEA development (Review each of the steps)
    • DFMEA inputs and outputs
  • Quiz & Certificate

Module 4: Auditing FMEA’s

  • Approximate Time for recorded Web Based Training – 1/2 hour plus Quiz
  • Learning Objective: Utilize adopted criteria and audit tips to audit FMEAs, follow audit trails based on FMEA requirements, the process, and inputs and outputs
  • Agenda
    • Audit Criteria – What are you auditing against (IATF 16949 and AIAG/VDA 1st Edition handbook)
    • Auditing Customer Specifics
    • Reviewing Input and Output criteria for FMEAs
    • Scrap, Nonconforming Product, Customer Complaints and Corrective Action
    • Launch / APQP Process related audit criteria
    • Common FMEA issues
  • Quiz & Certificate

Successfully completing all 4 modules and passing all quizzes with 70% or higher will result in a certificate of achievement with 5.0 CPDs


This course is only available with a subscription plan.

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Or, click on the "Subscribe to this course" above. 

If you are a subscriber, login to gain access (click "login" at the top of the page).