Global Business Institute
Empowering Through Knowledge
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The Six Sigma Toolkit
Failure Mode & Effects Analysis
Course Date Duration
To be advised 1 day
Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA) is a key Six Sigma tool. It is used to assess the risks on a
product or process in order to prioritise corrective and preventive action used to reduce those
risks to an acceptable level
FMEA is also of great value in documenting known issues with a company’s existing products
and processes with a view to ensuring that the “lessons learnt” are used as a baseline in the
planning of future designs.
At the end of the course you will be familiar with the techniques used for Design FMEA
(product) and Process FMEA (process). You will also learn how the FMEA is kept up to date and
used to eliminate risks from new designs.
1. Design FMEA 3. Practical use of FMEA for risk reduction in
2. Process FMEA products and processes
4. Updating FMEAs and their use in new product
The course can be public or offered in-house to companies. For public courses, case studies will
be used. With in-house courses, FMEAs will be prepared on products and/or processes
nominated by the company.
Places on this course are limited. Interested candidates may request an application form by
sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling Global Business Institute on 061-