Many quality system standards, such as QS-9000, requires the use of statistical methods for continuous quality improvement. One of the approved methods is FMEA. The Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) also now requires the use of FMEA. It is an analytical method used to identify potential modes of failure in a product or process and the subsequent effects the failure might cause. It enables the designing of quality into the product, instead of inspecting or testing it in. By classifying failures in terms of how critical they are, it establishes priority for corrective actions. Therefore, it can actually accelerate the design and development process.
This seminar also covers basic issues related to product liability and product reliability calculations, which are an important requisite for an effective FMEA. The emphasis is upon concepts and techniques, with minimal mathematics. The practical nature of the training includes exercises involving the participant’s products and processes. The value of using FMEA for process design is usually overlooked, but will be emphasized in this seminar.
Who should attend this seminar?
It is particularly well suited for product designers and engineers. Manufacturing engineers, quality engineers, and other production persons will find it very useful as well. Managers of these functions will benefit greatly. This seminar will enable those persons involved in quality assurance in healthcare organizations to implement FMEA as required by JCAHO. This class is required for those taking the Six Sigma Green Belt series certificate. (Save 20% if you register for the certificate. Call 952.358.8343 to gain discount.)
On completion of this seminar,
You will be able to:
- Understand product liability issues
- Understand and apply FMEA for processes especially for Six Sigma
- Drive process improvement
- Relate FMEA to the requirements of TS-16949 and JCAHO
- Utilize methods using exercises with Excel® worksheets free to take with you.
Up to 24 persons may participate. It includes a certificate of completion and requires four hours of class time. All materials are provided.
- Issues of product liability
- Factors affecting quality
- Flowcharts and system definition
- Process FMEA