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Webinar On "Quality Metrics in the Laboratory"

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Webinar On "Quality Metrics in the Laboratory"

Time: April 17, 2018 from 1pm to 2pm
Location: Online
Street: 9106 Seven Locks Road
City/Town: Bethesda
Website or Map: https://www.compliancetrainin…
Phone: 1-844-216-5230
Event Type: online
Organized By: Sam Miller
Latest Activity: Apr 13

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Event Description

Description :
Failure mode effects analysis (FMEA) is a key activity in planning for quality, and is central to advanced quality planning (AQP) and advanced product quality planning (APQP). It supports ISO 9001:2015 clause 8.3, “Design and Development” and clause 8.5.1, “Control of Production and Service.” This webinar will cover the basics of performing FMEA for product designs (DFMEA) and processes (PFMEA), including identification of failure modes, prioritization for actions to remove or mitigate them, and the status of FMEA as an ongoing rather than once-and-done activity.
Areas Covered in the Session :
  • Role of the FMEA as a customer for quality function deployment—that is, from a process standpoint, the FMEA gets its inputs from QFD—and a supplier to the process control plan.
  • Definition of critical and significant product characteristics, which will in turn affect the severity ratings of the corresponding failure modes.
  • Definition of failure modes and failure mechanisms
  • Organization of the FMEA as a columnar table
  • Assignment of severity, occurrence, and detection ratings on 1-10 scales with 1 being best and 10 being worst
  • Calculation of the risk priority number as a product of these ratings. Note, however, that failure modes with severities of 9 and 10 always require attention regardless of the RPN, and also that the RPN is the product of three ordinal numbers. This means we cannot rely solely on the RPN to prioritize actions.
  • The stand-alone occurrence rating also is not comprehensive because risk is proportional not only to the individual chance of occurrence, but also the frequency with which we are exposed to it. The Army's Risk Management Process cites frequency of exposure, while traditional FMEA does not.
  • The FMEA is emphatically not a once-and-done activity that gets filed away as a quality record. It is a continual improvement activity that must be used whenever there is a change in the product and/or process.
Who Will Benefit:
  • Manufacturing and quality engineers
  • Manufacturing and quality managers
  • Technicians with responsibility for design and process FMEAs
  • Anybody involved in AQP or APQP
About Speaker:
William A. Levinson, P.E., FASQ, CFPIM, is the owner of Levinson Productivity Systems PC. He holds professional certifications from the American Society for Quality, APICS, and Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

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