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Register for FMEA webinar with ASQ instructor Denis Devos

FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis) is manufacturers' primary predictive tool to identify and prioritize potential failure modes in their processes or product design to eliminate defects. FMEA’s success in the auto industry is no secret, and its use has virally spread to medical devices, electronics, biotech, pharmaceutical, plastics, chemical, labs, aerospace, consumer goods, and other manufacturing sectors.

Are you, too, working towards near-zero defects? 

This presentation will provide a solid introduction to Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA). An overview of design and process FMEAs will be discussed, emphasizing the latter.

Participants will learn how to start with the functions of a manufacturing process step and how to associate failure modes with functions and requirements. Failure modes are examined to determine their effects on customers and other stakeholders, then assessed in terms of their impact and prioritized for risk reduction.

The instructor will guide participants through an example FMEA format used in the automotive industry, but this webinar is not just for automotive manufacturers. A working knowledge of FMEA is not required for this presentation.

In this free, informative 60-minute presentation, you will learn:

  • Fundamentals of FMEA
  • How to properly assign failure modes to functions
  • The three dimensions of risk: severity, occurrence, and detection
  • Tools necessary to effectively identify, analyze, and mitigate potential failure modes and their consequences
Note: this is not an official ASQ-sponsored event. It is an education webinar open to all.

Invite other teammates! This webinar is for:

  • Quality Managers and Engineers, Plant & General Managers, Managing Directors
  • ISO 9001, IATF 16949 Coordinators etc.
  • Lean, Innovation, and Continuous Improvement Managers

Speaker:  Denis J. Devos P. Eng.

Principal, Devos Associates
Fellow of the American Society for Quality (ASQ)
Chair – ASQ Quality Management Division

Denis Devos ASQ Instructor and Principal, Devos AssociatesDenis Devos is a Trainer and Fellow of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and a recognized expert in the application of Quality Management System Standards (ISO 9001 and IATF 16949). He Chairs ASQ's Quality Management Division.

As a former General Motors engineer, he led the first ISO 9001 implementation for a North American plant. Later, Denis joined KPMG Quality Registrar, where he was certified as an RAB lead auditor for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and QS-9000. There, he participated in an Industry Canada trade mission in Italy, speaking as a quality expert on the future of global harmonization.

For the past twenty-two years, Denis has been working full-time throughout Canada and the United States with clients on Quality Management Systems improvement, Lean Thinking, and training and consulting in such topics as Statistical Process Control, Management Systems Auditing, Cost of Quality, FMEA, Root Cause Analysis, Continuous Improvement, etc.

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