Last year showed us how important it is to enable virtual work in the engineering environment. Collaborate online with FMEAs across different time zones, connect DFMEA and PFMEA data, and conduct cross-team analyses with ease - all while adhering to the latest guidelines (AIAG and VDA). Does this sound achievable for your quality engineering team?

You are cordially invited to join the journey and learn how virtual engineering can work successfully.

Discover the World Beyond FMEA

Take advantage of the cost-free opportunity and learn about the latest trends and developments on topics related to FMEA in a series of live webinars. Everyone who feels connected to FMEA and its related topics - whether newcomers or professionals - can participate in this event.

Interdisciplinary Networking

Want to exchange ideas with us and other participants? Join us and engineers from across the globe while we discuss new ideas, methods and business cases related to managing core-FMEA data. Learn how to improve your internal processes and network with peers across multiple industries and countries in the virtual networking room from 11 am - 2 pm daily during the event.

Virtual Conference

November 9 - 11, 2021 (Time Zone CET)

Day 1 | November 9th, 2021
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM | LIVEHow to Deal with Multiple Customer Specifications for the same Product in DFMEA

Several companies produces similar (or the same) components which are delivered to different OEM. Technical similarity can be managed by Family FMEAs, but OEMs specification can be slightly different. In order to reduce complexity, it could be possible to use an integrated structure.

Renato Fabbri | Cubo Consulenza

01:00 PM – 01:45 PM | LIVE

FMEA goes Virtual - Welcome to the New-Age FMEA | Even For FMEA Beginners

The pandemic has forced teams to think more virtually and has sped up digital change.

It became mandatory to transform FMEA work from in-person presence to nearly 100% virtual work. Team members were suddenly constrained to collaborate from different places (home offices) in FMEA sessions. Strong self-management, healthy communication skills and elaborated knowledge transfer were required.

FMEA became an even more complex activity. Due to the changed professional situation for many of us, it has been proven that FMEA can be successful with the right tools and education for multi-disciplined teams - even independent of face-to-face meetings.

FMEA became an even more complex activity. Due to the changed working life situation for many of us, it has been proofed, that FMEA can be successful with the right tools and education for multi-disciplined teams independent of face-to-face meetings.

Meet global FMEA standards, share knowledge, ask the company “FMEA-Coach” (a moderator function in PLATO e1ns) if questions arose, work online from different time zones, collaborate and create function- and failure nets in teamwork – a long way off?

PLATO has developed an “FMEA in the cloud” product offering and eLearning series to support the virtual FMEA work of our customers. FMEA Cloud will connect your team worldwide without limits. You are invited to join the journey and learn how collaborative, virtual engineering can be successful.

Welcome to the new-age of FMEA!

Claudia Lange | Senior Consultant, PLATO AG
03:00 PM – 03:45 PM | LIVE

P-Diagram – More Than Just the Option to Analyze a Function!

Have you ever been asked to prepare a P-Diagram but did not really understand the benefit of it or struggled in starting? Or have you ever wondered about the linkage of P-Diagram and FMEA in general? Let me tell you: “You are not alone!”

This seminar will give you different ideas on how to use a P-Diagram to improve your FMEAs. Whether it is moderation during an FMEA session, brainstorming simultaneously during an FMEA session or simply working individually or in teams before the FMEA session. All this is possible with PLATO e1ns.p-diagram, and the accumulated knowledge of the whole team can directly be taken over to FMEA in a structured manner.

Dr. Thiemo Zambanini | Senior Consultant, PLATO AG
Day 2 | November 10th, 2021
09:00 AM – 09:45 AM | LIVEQualitative Analysis Using FMEA for Functional Safety

Failure Mode and Effects Analyses (FMEA) have been used in automotive since the late 1960’s to identify failures and evaluate the effects and causes. ISO 26262 requires qualitative safety analysis to verify functional and technical safety concepts. In particular, it requires to perform qualitative safety analysis using FMEA in the entire system development phase. Learn how to perform qualitative analysis using FMEA for functional safety.
Daehui Jeong | Hancom Intelligence Inc.
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM | LIVE

Introduction of a New Method Toolset in PLATO e1ns: Special Characteristics

Special characteristics are important! But special characteristics also mean effort. Therefore, it is important in the development process, to define the right characteristics as special characteristics and to document these decisions.

In this presentation, the company PLATO shows a new module within the software PLATO e1ns, which makes the derivation of special characteristics from the D-FMEA and the P-FMEA possible.

Andreas Wilhelm | Senior Consultant, PLATO AG
03:00 PM – 03:45 PM | LIVE

Linking D-FMEAs and P-FMEAs: How to Use e1ns to Make the Connection

Ron Estrada and James McDermott of our PLATO North America Team will present a brief overview and play-by-play demonstration offering insight into how organizations of all sizes utilize PLATO e1ns to connect their quality engineering Design and Manufacturing efforts.

James McDermott & Ron Estrada | PLATO North America Inc.
Day 3 | November 11th, 2021
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM | LIVEHighlights of PLATO e1ns Release 4.0

Would you like to experience release 4.0 of PLATO e1ns and learn all about the new features? Watch the presentation of numerous new features and improvements - here you will find the most important highlights of the new software version.
Linda Schlichting | Product Management, PLATO AG
01:00 PM – 01:45 PM | LIVE

How to Create an AIAG/VDA Compliant FMEA Result Documentation

In this webinar we will show you the new possibilities in PLATO e1ns to check the FMEA data for completeness and to create a summary of the failures with high risks and the derived actions. Furthermore, you will get an introduction to the extended possibilities for the configuration of AP and risk graph as well as the output documents in e1ns.output.

Dr. Karin Ammon | Senior Consultant, PLATO AG
03:00 PM – 03:45 PM | LIVE

How Fault Tree and System Analysis Benefit from Each Other

Based on an existing system and functional analysis, fault tree analyses can support and extend the failure analysis of the FMEA. Especially large and complex systems benefit from a clear representation of the failure relationships. In addition, quantitative calculations of the failure probabilities enable an integration of the fault trees into the functional safety analysis.

This presentation introduces the new e1ns application "e1ns.fta" and shows its integration into the e1ns family.

Dr. Ummo Fooken | Senior Consultant, PLATO AG
On Demand | November 9 - 11th, 2021

New Approach for the Assessment of Functional Safety Readiness!

PLATO e1ns FMEDA is now certified according to ISO 26262 and can be used to verify functional safety readiness for hardware architectures of safety goals up to ASIL D. For this the methodology approach of PLATO e1ns FMEDA has been modified to cover all cases from the standard.

We would like to present this new approach to you in a webinar. To do this, we will go through the following steps:

  • Identify safety goal
  • Define safety mechanism catalog
  • Import failure distribution catalog
  • Import part list of safety item
  • Perform FMEDA
  • Assess the level of functional safety readiness via Single Point Fault Metric (SPFM), Latent Fault Metric (LFM) and Probabilistic Metric of random Hardware Failure (PMHF).
Dr. Karin Ammon | Senior Consultant, PLATO AG

Anticipate the Unanticipated – Variables for Robust Design

The approach of using the P-Diagram effectively in a DFMEA. In the FMEA, the P-Diagram led an (unjustified) niche existence. Obviously the two concepts of parameter design, where the P-Diagrams comes from, and the risk analysis, which is e.g. an FMEA, do not correlate. But both concepts have a common purpose: Anticipate something unanticipated. The challenge is to establish a connection between P-Diagram and FMEA despite the different concepts. Can software do this balancing act? The attempt to use P-Diagram outputs in an FMEA form sheet.

Marc Thomas Noeske | Tenneco GmbH