Process FMEA – AIAG & VDA edition

(Process Failure Mode & Effects Analysis)

About training:

Process FMEA (Process Failure Mode & Effects Analysis) is a systematic method for identification of possible manufacturing process failures. The tool`s effectivity consists of elimination of possible failures, elimination, or reduction of their causes, and setting up control mechanisms (control plan). It designs and implements measures of risks reduction (a robust design of manufacturing tools and devices, POKA-YOKE, standardization, automatic detection of deviations in the manufacturing process, …).

The AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) in cooperation with German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) have designed a shared FMEA manual. AIAG and the VDA FMEA manual provides holistic instructions for all automotive suppliers, integrating the best from the previous AIAG and VDA editions.


  • Structure and methodology of Process FMEA, a Seven-Step FMEA Process:
  1. Planning & Preparation
  2. Structure Analysis
  3. Function Analysis
  4. Failure Analysis
  5. Risk Analysis
  6. Optimization
  7. Result Documentation
  • Assessment criteria introduction, including the AP (Action Priority) replacing the RPN
  • A detailed D-FMEA form and analytical technique interpretation, including practical examples
  • Examples of analysis of manufacturing, assembly, and control operations in a proposed mass production process
  • Clarify links to other documents / tools: FlowChart, Control Plan, 8D, …
  • A manual on how to create and maintain corresponding documentation

Target group:

A multidisciplinary team focused on employees working in a process design and manufacturing department and the ones preparing production line and tools.

Type of certification: based on training completion and a test – a certificate

Training duration: 2 days (training and workshop)

Expert guarantor: Mgr. Roman Brziak