Product/Process Failure Mode and Effect Analysis

Classroom Training


Participants will learn how to identify product defects and how to recognize defects in the production process at an early stage, and to analyze and minimize risks, ultimately resulting in higher customer satisfaction.

Any scenario that involves product failures prior to delivery represents a huge challenge, not least because the delivery of defective products to customers could result in contract termination and/or lawsuits. Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) can be used for existing, future, or scheduled products in order to prevent non-conformity costs, and keep customers satisfied. FMEA is particularly helpful in new product development.

– FMEA is a systematic tool used in failure analysis in order to identify a faulty component, product, or design problems (failure modes, their causes and effects).

– FMEA is a  forward logic analysis with the focus on eliminating or minimizing identified product faults before they actually occur.

– FMEA results are based on experience with similar products or on common physics of failure logic for each component, product, or design.

– FMEA is mainly a qualitative analysis (evaluation of failures and risks is performed on a point system, not in financial figures).


Production manager, plant manager, process engineers, quality manager, project manager, maintenance team, logistics experts


  • FMEA set-up
  • FMEA preparation (document scans)
  • Preparation of function analyses
  • Function analyses
  • Failure Mode and Effect Analyses
  • Risk calculation/evaluation (RPN)
  • Optimization of evaluated risks for components/products/designs
  • Optimization (improvements) of components/products/designs

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