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The "New" integrated FMEA - or "Much Ado About Nothing"

Discussion in 'APQP and PPAP' started by Andy Nichols, Jul 23, 2019.

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    Andy Nichols Moderator Staff Member

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    Having sat through the AIAG training (2 days for Process FMEA) I can report that the actual VDA content is low, the actual difference is that it's now a "how to" manual with clearer directions on HOW TO do the FMEA )because people weren't doing it properly). Look out for revised APQP in the future...
     
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    Any highlights on what are the "not doing properly"?
     
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    The traditional - cut n paste from previous versions without updating, not using a team etc etc. For my part I see them without a clear understanding of the failure mode which is where the new methodology is useful. They drilled on what I do in class which is the verb-noun description instead of all the other nonsense people use to (they think) describe the issue.
     
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    Of course, many will want to rush out and get training on the "new" - which I'd strongly suggest you DO NOT DO! Because:

    1) it's not required to be used by customers. Even FCA's new CSR says "should" not "shall"
    2) CB auditors have yet to be trained on it (don't hold your breath)
    3) it's NOT required to be retrospectively applied and MOST IMPORTANTLY
    4) if you don't have a plan to actually deploy what's been learned, you'll lose any benefit from the training.
     
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