PFMEA and the Control Plan - Overview and Application

The Process FMEA and Control Plan program introduces the basic concepts behind this important tool and provides training in how to conduct an effective PFMEA. First, the course explains what a PFMEA is and how it improves the long-term performance of your products, services and related processes by addressing process related failures. The role of the PFMEA in the overall framework of Quality Management System Requirements is explained as well as the role of the PFMEA in the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) process. Additionally, the differences and relationships between the DFMEA and PFMEA are well defined. With this background information, the course provides a systematic, standardized approach for completing the Process FMEA. Outputs from PFMEAs are essential inputs to Control Plans. This course pairs training on building Control Plans with PFMEAS because of this relationship. The basic format for and methodology for building, using and maintaining an effective Control Plan is presented.

What Will You Learn

By attending this course, participants will be able to: 
  • Describe how the PFMEA can drastically improve the long-term reliability of their organization's products and processes
  • Describe the role of the PFMEA within a quality management system
  • Describe the differences and relationships between the PFMEA and DFMEA
  • Build and lead a Cross-functional Team for completing a PFMEA
  • Follow the AIAG Potential Failure Mode and Effects Analysis Reference Manual for completing a PFMEA
  • Conduct a Brainstorming Session aimed at eliminating process failures
  • Develop and use a Process Flow Diagram for use as a job aid in completing the PFMEA
  • Document of the analyses results on the standard PFMEA form
  • Use the Process Controls identified during the PFMEA as inputs to the Control
  • Create, Employ and Maintain a Control Plan

Is This Course For You

This PFMEA and the Control Plan course will provide training to a manufacturer’s process engineering, development, operations, quality and administrative personnel. These individuals are typically involved in the development and production of parts for direct use in the manufacture of automobiles or other manufactured items. Technical managers of personnel involved in the above would benefit as well.

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