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Engineering Circle 2022

Discover the World Beyond FMEA

In order to manage the growing demands of product development with regard to digital transformation, it is important not to look at FMEA in isolation.

A multitude of methods and enormous amounts of engineering data characterize today's product development, especially in the development of complex systems. An open, extensible and networked engineering framework is the solution. A digital thread, capable of managing the growing complexity not only now but long-term.

At the same time, legal regulations and those defined by OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers can be a huge obstacle for small suppliers. They need an easy to access tool in order to meet the requirements. What it takes and how to start, will be part of our up-coming virtual conference.

Get informed about current trends and developments around the topic of FMEA. 

Anyone who feels connected to FMEA and its related topics is welcome to participate. 

Participation is free of charge.

You are not able to attend? Register anyway to receive the recordings afterwards. 

Please note: Only if this official registration takes place, it is guaranteed that you will receive the presentations and recordings afterwards.

Virtual Conference

September 27 - 29, 2022 (Time Zone CEST)

Day 1 | September 27th, 2022
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM (CEST) | LIVE

Why PLATO e1ns is made for digital thread? What are the benefits?

Product development is a highly collaborative process that requires the contribution of multiple technical disciplines within engineering and across the supplier network. In industrial practice, more and more companies are confronted with the need to transform themselves from a pure parts or components manufacturer to a systems provider. 

At the same time, products - parts, components and systems - have shifted from purely mechanical design to system design that also includes an increasing amount electrical/electronical and software. 

We will show how e1ns can help to master this highly distributed process. Additionally, we give an outlook on how further additions may look like to even better ensure the success of the development from idea to product.


Marcus Schorn | CTO, PLATO

01:00 PM – 01:45 PM (CEST) | LIVE

E-Learning - The Quick and easy entry into the world of e1ns

We want to answer the following questions:

  • What can e-learning do and what not?
  • Who should use e-learning?
  • What content is offered?
  • How can e-learning be usefully supplemented and supported?
  • What content is desired for the future?


Dr. Ummo Fooken | Senior Consultant, PLATO
03:00 PM – 03:45 PM (CEST) | LIVE

PLATO e1ns is going reverse - transition to Ford-CSR for IATF-16949:2016

Ford is writing a new chapter in FMEA history for all supplier tier levels by introducing Ford CSR-6. Ford's intention and message is clear: FMEA software is a core tool for the Automotive Industry - not MS Excel!

With PLATO e1ns the utilization of Foundation, Family and Reverse FMEA's including the traceability of special characteristic is guaranteed. One data model for different purposes.


Claudia Lange | Senior Consultant, PLATO
05:00 PM - 05:45 PM (CEST) | LIVE

Implementing a Common Platform for Automotive Quality Core Tools: How PLATO e1ns Makes it Easy.

The Automotive Quality Core Tools are a vital part of any effective quality management system. This presentation, hosted by Ron Estrada and Ted Tsikhlakis from PLATO North America, will demonstrate how e1ns offers a one-stop, Core Tools workbench.

This presentation will cover Product Quality Planning & Control Plan (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Measurement System Analysis (MSA), and will address how PLATO has made it easy to use e1ns to drive Core Tools readiness across your organization.


Ron Estrada | Solutions Engineering Manager, PLATO North America, Inc.

Ted Tsikhlakis | Solutions Engineer, PLATO North America, Inc.

Day 2 | September 28th, 2022
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM (CEST) | LIVE

From local (on-premises) to outsourcing your IT services to the cloud

For more flexibility, scalability and 24/7 support in a multi-tenant or on-premises environment.

PLATO Software has been typically installed on a Server in the IT of the customer. Now there are new options to consider:

  • Do you want to use it in the Cloud, which means the Users just need a browser and everything else is offered by the PLATO IT?
  • Shall we just install your existing licenses in your Cloud environment and offer to support it with our IT Services?
  • In this Webinar we want to show up the different options and discuss the benefits.


Stephan Reinke | Sales Manager, PLATO

Björn Lubisch | IT Support, PLATO

01:00 PM – 01:45 PM (CEST) | LIVE

PLATO e1ns not only for automotive - integrate the medical device risk management approach

Risk Management is a key requirement throughout the lifecycle of a medical device. PLATO e1ns integrates end-to-end risk management into design control. You achieve traceability starting from the user requirement and hazard via the risk control measure, specification and malfunction up to design verification and validation.

We present to you Risk Analysis according to ISO 14971, Design and Process FMEA combined in one data model for product and component manufacturers.


Dr. Thomas Schmitz | Senior Consultant, PLATO
03:00 PM – 03:45 PM (CEST) | LIVE

A characteristic's walk through the PLATO e1ns landscape. Or: How to become a special one

Design FMEA, list of special characteristics, process flow chart, process FMEA, control plan, ... all these documents want to be created and maintained within the product and process development. And all these documents have common elements.

With PLATO e1ns it is possible to use these commonalities and to create these documents redundancy-free.

Let's follow the FMEA lifecycle of a product feature through the PLATO e1ns modules to show how.


Andreas Wilhelm | Senior Consultant, PLATO
05:00 PM - 05:45 PM (CEST) | LIVE

Exploring New Horizons - PLATO & iqs

Combination of PLATO and iqs will lead to a quantum leap in digitalization of engineering and quality processes. Ulrich Mangold, CEO iqs, and Andreas Großmann, CEO PLATO, will report on the merger and present advantages of the future cooperation.


Ulrich Mangold | CEO, iqs

Andreas Großmann | CEO, PLATO

Day 3 | September 29th, 2022
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM (CEST) | LIVE

PLATO e1ns 8D report - become inspired of how to connect FMEA and 8D

Complaints, complaints, complaints … tired of it?

Complaints actually seen as a great opportunity to improve products and processes can help to rectify FMEA quality. It seems only natural to use FMEA as a control to prevent repetetive failures. PLATO e1ns is a solution for linking these methods - both team work focused. One step closer to digital thread.


Dr. Karin Ammon | Senior Consultant, PLATO
01:00 PM – 01:45 PM (CEST) | LIVE

PLATO e1ns and Integrations - No Magic but simply a Project

Integration often appears to be wishful thinking and stays on a vision level. Looking closer, its likely that an important detail is missing: the user story to describe and understand the work- and dataflow behind an integration. PLATO e1ns has various options to connect existing systems and the user story is basic. Sharing best practice with you will explain how a successful integration can be beneficial. One step closer to digital thread.


Claudia Lange | Senior Consultant, PLATO

Dr. Ummo Fooken  | Senior Consultant, PLATO

03:00 PM – 03:45 PM (CEST) | LIVE

Implementing e1ns in an Enterprise: Change Management & Lessons Learned

The implementation of Quality Risk Management software inside of an enterprise requires a strategic partnership between vendor and customer.

At PLATO, we take great care to ensure our customers can leverage our knowledge to ensure they can realize the value of their investment in e1ns as quick as possible.

This presentation will offer a close look at how we help our customers drive change management inside of their user community, measure important metrics and milestones, and will address some of the strategies our customers employ to manage multi-location and product-line implementations.

If you are considering investing in a Quality Risk solution or are in the midst of scaling-up your usage on e1ns, this presentation will offer some thoughtful guidance.


James McDermott | Managing Director, PLATO North America

Agenda is subject to changes.