Design FMEA Update: What's New in J1739 Webinar     

Part of the FMEA Webinar Series
Webinar On-site

I.D.# WB0955Printable Description
Duration: 6 Hours
Show Session Dates
June 9-12, 2014 (3 Sessions ) - via telephone/internet

The new J1739 has been revised to address common problems with the application of Design FMEA today. Such problems include the time spent debating ranking systems, potential problems hidden in the Risk Priority Number, false starts and rework of FMEA because of a lack of understanding of product and process functions, and a lack of emphasis on prevention controls or early detection of problems. This course is not intended to cover all of the details of completing a Design FMEA. Rather, its focus is on recent changes from the former J1739 FMEA Recommended Practice to the new J1739 FMEA Standard and how those familiar with performing Design FMEA should adjust their approach.

Similarities in content exist between this course and the Process FMEA Update: What's New in J1739 Webinar Recording, however each is uniquely designed to address what's new for each type of analysis.

Learning Objectives
By connecting with this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify new DFMEA requirements that must be fulfilled by management
  • Find answers to most DFMEA questions in J1739
  • Align ideas within the logical framework of the DFMEA worksheet
  • Apply new risk assessment evaluation criteria to the DFMEA
  • Compare the differences between using Risk Priority Number thresholds with using other risk assessment criterion such as the use of Severity and Occurrence when prioritizing actions for risk mitigation

Who Should Attend
Product engineers, manufacturing engineers, quality engineers, supplier quality engineers, validation and test engineers, and FMEA facilitators, trainers and consultants primarily in, but not limited to, the automotive industry may be interested in the update this webinar offers. Beginning engineers and advanced/senior engineers who must participate in FMEA, as well as those that manage FMEA activity, will also gain valuable insights.

If you have a copy of the SAE J1739 standard, we recommend that you have it at hand for all three sessions of the webinar. If you do not own the standard and wish to purchase a copy, go to SAE J1739 Standard.

Topical Outline
Session 1

  • Introduction and Potential Failure Analysis
    • Concerns about FMEA usage
    • Key change points applicable to Design FMEA
    • Terms and definitions
    • Pre-Analysis Preparation
    • DFMEA product functions and requirements
    • Failure Modes and Effects
    • Failure Causes
    • Current design controls – prevention
    • Current design controls – detection

Session 2
  • Risk Assessment
    • Severity ranking criteria – emphasis on vehicle level
    • Occurrence ranking criteria – emphasis on what's known and unknown about design
    • Detection ranking criteria – emphasis on method and timing of evaluation
    • Risk Priority Numbers – secrets RPN won't tell
    • Severity x Occurrence – back to the beginning
    • Severity AND Occurrence – go for a meaning, not a number
    • Other risk assessment criteria

Session 3
  • Risk Mitigation
    • FMEA general requirements
    • DFMEA outputs
    • DFMEA form and example
    • Special characteristics and DFMEA
    • Writing effective action plans to mitigate risk

Instructor(s): Bill Haughey
Bill HaugheyBill Haughey is a respected consultant and instructor in the areas of Failure Modes Effects Analysis, Design for Manufacturability and Assembly, Design Review Based on Failure Modes, Design Review Based on Test Results, and other GD3 methodologies. He is a current member of the issuing committee of the SAE J1739 FMEA standard, SAE Automotive Quality and Process Improvement Committee; the SAE Automotive Electronic Systems Reliability Standards Committee; and the AIAG FMEA Fourth Edition Recommended Practice Committee. Mr. Haughey was recently approved to lead the development of a new SAE DRBFM Recommended Practice (J2886). Mr. Haughey formerly worked for GM, where he held various managerial, manufacturing, and engineering positions including Process Lead and Supervisor for FMEA and DFM/A. While at GM, Mr. Haughey also supported Tatsuhiko Yoshimura in the global implementation of the GD3 (DRBFM) methodology. Yoshimura considers Mr. Haughey to be a subject matter expert in the GD3 methodologies, including DRBFM and DRBTR. Mr. Haughey received a B.S. degree from the University of Michigan and M.S from Central Michigan University, and has the following certifications: Black Belt in GD3 (DRBFM and DRBTR); Master Design for Manufacturability and Assembly Engineer; and Certified Internal Auditor.

Registration Information
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Fees: $535.00 ; SAE Members: $428.00 - $482.00

.6 CEUs
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"[The instructor is in an] Excellent position to teach the subject matter, as directly involved in its development as well as its application. This course highlights the important changes - how to apply them effectively and avoid pitfalls."
Tom Lanzisero
Senior Research Engineer
Underwriters Laboratories

"Valuable insight from an instructor who appreciated what engineers deal with every day. Good introduction to the issues."
Todd Howatt
Senior Project Engineer
AGCO Corporation

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