Risk analysis with FMEA

Organisation profile

Cordatus is one of Ireland's longest established (2001) lean, six sigma and supply chain management consulting and training companies. Cordatus consultants are experienced change agents in ISO, HPRA, and FDA regulated environments. We assist clients in bringing about a culture where continuous customer-centric change is welcomed within the organisation. In recognition of our success we enjoy a high level of repeat business with clients. References are available from all clients on request.

Training aim

The outcome The Cordatus interactive workshop will be the establishment of an FMEA profile of  a demo process (video & paper instructions) which will be risk assessed by attendees.

Learning objectives

At the end of the workshop candidates will

• understand FMEA and its significance in product and process design

• understand when to use FMEA

• understand the cross functional nature of the exercise

• be enabled to draft a FMEA table, and

• be enabled to draft an action plan following the completion of the FMEA table.

Course outline

Structure: One day interactive workshop

Timing: 08:30  - 16:30,     Maximum workshop size: 12 people

Agenda: Introduction to FMEA, video of process, failure mode identification and RPN calculation, RPN prioritisation and selection, action plan, responsibilities & timelines, resourcing improvement projects, communication & progress tracking, challenges in running FMEA exercises, FMEA policy within the organisation

Trainer's profile

Bernie Rushe, brushe@cordatus.ie  +353 87 2837810

- BSc , MSc, Black Belt (American Society for Quality)

Bernie has been involved in the management of supply chain and business process improvement activities for over 20 years. Her consulting skills and practical workshops have yielded benefits in the order of several €millions per annum to client companies. She has facilitated dozens of design, process & product FMEA workshops in a variety of sectors.

Course duration

1 day, 8 hours

Assessment & certification

Assessment occurs in workshop when the FMEA teams successfully complete the FMEA exercise assigned by the course facilitator.

Who should attend

Engineers who support existing processes, and personnel who run the process. The course can be customised for design engineers, products, or processes


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