The 7 steps of FMEA

VDA/AIAG FMEA Alignment - Integration has never been more important in the context of FMEA than it is today.

The 7 steps of FMEA

The new 7-Step approach for FMEA development

It is not enough to create FMEAs separately from the product development process using traditional tools such as spreadsheets. The new standards make FMEAs an integral part of the product development process, from the first requirement to the final product.

Step 1 of 7 - Do you know scoping?

As an important step, Scoping becomes an integral part of FMEA. The advantage: More transparency in the analysis and a more efficient process through a clear delimitation of the volumes to be considered. (more about scoping)

Step 2 of 7 - What does the structure analysis include?

The second step analyzes the structure of the respective FMEA (System FMEA, Construction / Design FMEA, Process FMEA) (more about structure analysis)

Step 3 of 7 - What has to be considered in the function analysis?

In the third step of the FMEA, the functions described by requirements and the specifications get assigned to the system element. (more about function analysis)

Step 4 of 7 - How can the failure analysis be performed directly with functional and structural analysis?

In step 4 of the FMEA, causes and effects and their relationships are identified. Find out how the failure analysis can be carried out directly with the function and structure analysis. (more about the failure analysis)

Step 5 of 7 - How is the risk evaluation carried out with Action Priority?

Step 5 is about risk analysis. Its purpose is to identify risks by assessing their significance, occurrence and discovery. (more about risk evaluation)

Step 6 of 7 - Optimization - What now?

In step 6, the focus is on increasing customer satisfaction. (more about the optimization)

Step 7 of 7 - Results Documentation - Basic Data for the Future

In order to pursue the continuous improvement approach, the results are documented in step 7 - both for internal and external reporting. (more about results documentation)