PLATO AIAG/VDAThe new 7-Step approach for FMEA development

Implement the required 7 steps of FMEA creation – From planning through structure, function, failure and risk analysis to optimization and documentation.

PLATO AIAG/VDAAlignment with PLATO e1ns

The FMEA guideline developed by the industry associations VDA and AIAG contains a series of changes that enable European and North American suppliers to map a uniform FMEA business process including a collection of method tools. The goal is to create an accurate, complete and robust FMEA that meets all customer requirements. Thus the FMEA leaves the pure method corner.

Find out which steps have to be followed for FMEA development after publication of the manual and how you can meet the new standards. Integration has never been more important in the context of FMEA than it is today.

It is not enough to create FMEAs separately from the product development process using traditional tools such as spreadsheets. It is now defined as an important, integral part of the development process. This gives higher priority to communication between the process participants across all development methods.

The new standards make FMEAs an integral part of the product development process, from the first requirement to the final product.

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Step 1 of 7 - Planning and Preparation

As an important step, "Planning and Preparation" helps to achieve more transparency in the analysis and a more efficient process through a clear delimitation of the scopes to be considered.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Step 6 of 7 - Optimization - What now?

In step 6, the focus is on increasing customer satisfaction.

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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.

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Developing According to AIAG/VDA and APQP - From Requirements to Testing.
Systems Analysis
Functional Analysis
Failure Analysis
Work in Forms
Knowledge Management
Visual Analyses
Control Plan
Process Flow Chart

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Action and Project Management
Document Management for Your Development Documents
Visual Process Development
Visual System Development
Process Consulting
Software and Method Trainings
Project Support
Using Templates
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Maik Teschner about the use of the PLATO Risk Management software SCIO™ at Nexperia Germany GmbH.

Holger Handelmann

Holger Handelmann about the use of PLATO Risk Management Software SCIO™ at Lumileds Germany GmbH.

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Jochen Bauhaus about the reasons for using the FMEA software from PLATO at Johann Borgers GmbH.

Gerhard Seifert

Gerhard Seifert about the reasons for using PLATO FMEA software at Tenneco GmbH.

Jürgen Heinzelmann

Jürgen Heinzelmann about the use and the advantages of the template management system from PLATO.

Gary Baker

Gary Baker, PhD, about the reasons for using the PLATO software at Johnson Matthey.

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