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FMEA’s and R&M (Sold Out)

Date: Nov. 3, 2015–Nov. 4, 2015

Time: 8:00 am–5:00 pm

Location: Nissan Training Facility (room 6)

Course Description:

FMEAFailure Mode and Effects Analysis is a very effective problem-solving tool for the reduction of risk and failure prevention in design, process, and continuous improvement activities.  This course will give you a working knowledge of the FMEA process as it is applied, and will reduce your company’s risk of costly mistakes.

In addition to course material, participants will use in class exercises to learn how to recognize the shortcomings of a product/equipment design or an operational process by identifying failure modes based on past experience.  Failure mode identification allows the FMEA team to then design out those modes, based on the assessment of risk, impact, and likelihood of occurrence, which will result in increased reliability and avoidance of costly repairs and downtime.  This training will significantly improve the product and process development cycle from both cost and time standpoints at your facility!

Who should attend? This course is intended for anyone interested in reducing the risk of product and process failures, including those in the fields of reliability, manufacturing, quality, design/development engineering, and safety.  Teams are encouraged to attend!

Benefits of conducting an effective FMEA:

  • Improvements in products / process quality, reliability, and safety
  • Increased overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)
  • Reduced development time
  • Early detection and elimination of product / process failure modes
  • Documentation evidence of organizational “due care” in design activities
  • Reduced warranty costs and increased customer satisfaction

Course Takeaways:

  • A working knowledge of the 10 steps required to perform an FMEA
  • An understanding of how FMEA fits into your improvement “tool kit” (RCM, RCA, VSM, etc)
  • How to use a FMEA to develop R&M Strategies and to optimize PM
  • The ability to conduct and participate in the FMEA process – proactively to prevent failures and reactively to solve problems




The Basics of FMEA,
2nd Edition Included in


Instructed by Bob Kral (RMC) and Joe Park (Novelis)

Bob-KralBob Kral has more than 30 years of industry experience in manufacturing, manufacturing engineering and maintenance. This includes such areas as continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, planned maintenance, quality processes, and capital project management. Bob is currently working as an industry consultant at the University of Tennessee’s Reliability and Maintainability Center. Prior to joining the RMC, Bob’s most recent corporate assignments included Vice President positions in the areas of Customer Service, Operations, and Engineering at Okuma America, a global machine tool company, preceded by nearly ten years as the Director of Manufacturing Engineering and Maintenance at General Motors Corporation. Bob has both Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees from the University of Michigan – Flint.

Joe_ParksJoe Park is currently serving at Novelis in the position of Global Director for Reliability. In this position he is responsible for training, coaching, auditing, and development of Reliability programs within Novelis manufacturing facilities worldwide. In the past as a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, he lead major projects in multiple manufacturing sites and was responsible for training and coaching of Novelis Black Belts and Green Belts. Prior to this he spent 9 years as the Engineering Reliability Leader for the finishing department at Logan Aluminum. He received his BSEE from Tennessee State University in 1988.Joe is an ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer and CMRP.

Member Rate: $696

Non Member: $819

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