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»FMEA calls for methodical approach! Only brainstorming and working on forms are not enough to take care of this requirement.«

- Winfried Dietz -
Dietz Consultants support clients globally and during development in the analysis and avoidance of risks with a complete range of services.

The Six Steps of FMEA

Always keeping the goal in your mind's eye

1. step
Scoping Definition

Based on:

  • Goals
  • System delimitation
  • Project plan
  • Interfaces
  • Block diagram
  • Lessons learned
  • Basis for structure analysis
2. step
Structure Analysis
  • System & process visualisation
  • Identification of the design interfaces
  • Basis for function analysis

3. step
Function Analysis
  • Functions of the system elements (design & process) and their interaction (functional networks)
  • Basis for failure analysis

4. step
Failure Analysis
  • Failure modes & failure chain (design & process) (correlation between failure effects, failure modes, failure causes)

5. step
Risk Analysis
  • Assignment of actions (prevention & detection)
  • Evaluation of the significance, occurrence and detection for each failure chain

6. step
  • Identification, documentation, implementation of further actions necessary to reduce risk
  • Confirmation of effectiveness

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14th International FMEA Forum 2019

27th and 28th of March 2019 in Osnabrück

Forum Functional Safety Norm Revision ISO 26262

21st and 22nd of November 2018 in Osnabrück

2nd Forum Risk Management for Medical Products

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14th and 15th of May 2019 in Nürnberg

2nd FMEA Forum China Shanghai – AIAG & VDA FMEA Alignment in Times of Functional Safety (ISO 26262)

25th and 26th of October 2018 in Shanghai


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FMEA experts discuss “Made in China 2025”

Second international FMEA Forum China by DIETZ CONSULTANTS with more than 160 experts in Shanghai.

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