FMEA Training

FMEA is a core element to develop, sustain and improve products and processes.

FMEA Training

FMEA is a core element to develop, sustain and improve products and processes, in order to make FMEA a “living” document is critical to have a management system, teams, and moderators that will work on analyzing (reactive and proactive) the document and feedback from the process in order to prevent and improve conditions.


Who should attend?

Employees who will moderate FMEAs in the areas of quality assurance, production, development, maintenance, planning


FMEA Training – Main Objectives:

  • Insight into how the moderation and use of FMEA method can be efficiently handled.

  • Overview of moderation and problem-solving techniques.

  • How to effectively use the lessons learned, transversally and for future projects.

FMEA Training Agenda

A. FMEA introduction

  • FMEA philosophy and fundamentals
  • P-diagram/ Risk Priority Number (RPN)/ Action Priority (AP)
  • Roles and responsibilities of the team involved to build and sustain FMEA
  • Activities to prepare, create, and maintenance

B. What is new and different about the “AIAG-VDA 7 step” approach?

C. Scope and role of Moderator

  • How to moderate and conduct during an FMEA moderation
  • Moderation Structure of FMEA team
  • Set-up and efficient moderation of FMEA
  • Techniques recommended during moderation
  • Presentation of FMEA results

D. Conducting a concrete FMEA evaluation exercise on a chosen topic

E. Conclusions and lessons learned on best practices and common mistakes when creating and maintaining FMEA

FMEA Training

Participants will split into teams to perform activities in the shop floor and present their observations

Case Examples
Case Examples

Learn the concepts from examples, group exercises and trainers’ experience

Guidelines for Implementation
Guidelines for Implementation

Guidelines for your own Implementation

Applications on Shop Floor
Applications on Shop Floor

Activities performed directly in the process area

Instructed by seasoned Lean Coaches


Nicolae Gligor

Lean Management Senior Consultant

Nicolae has over 25 years of successful experience in different industries: Automotive, Chemicals, Automation & Electronics, Aerospace, leading the implementation of green field sites.
Set the foundation for a Continuous Improvement culture and led Problem Solving projects of complex business issues across multiple sites in Europe, North America, Australia and Asia.

Trajectory Highlights - Expand Biography

He had roles such as Senior Quality Manager, Global Quality Improvement Manager, Lean Deployment Specialist, Business Excellence Leader, Senior Project Manager and Industrial Performance Leader for Dacia, Honeywell and  Renault-Nissan.

  • Responsible for the Alignment of the Honeywell Operating System at global level, Nicolae supported the global deployment of the Honeywell Production System “Order to Cash” across all Strategic Business Groups.
  • Lead spin-off projects which transferred production facilities and distribution centers involving sites in UK, Germany, Italy, Romania and Czech Republic.
  • Former Senior Quality Manager of Dacia Power rain & Transmission Sites, leading a quality team of 260 members, awarded as best Power-Train site of Renault’s Mecanique Group for quality performance.
  • At Renault-Nissan he led Tiger Teams in site departments of Energy Saving, Maintenance, Cutting Tools and Industrial Liquids by using Digital tools and Industry 4.0 approaches.
  • Supported deployment of Build in Quality concept and approach, as Subject Matter Expert, across Transportation System Business Group impacting reduction of cycle time, non-added value and cost of poor quality.
  • Certified as Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Expert, Train the trainer, VDA and IATF
  • He led “Excellence Certifications” processes in USA, EMEA and APAC manufacturing and distribution site for over 40 locations.
  • MBA Professional Certificate in Management & MSc degree in Automotive Engineering – University of Pitesti, Romania

Edgar Cardenas

Lean Advisor & Coach – Europe Operations Director

Edgar has worked the last years in countries like Romania, Hungary, Russia, Mexico, Colombia, Spain and  USA…, providing support to companies on their improvement journey based on developing teams to improve the quality of people & processes, in several industries including: Automotive, Electronics manufacturing, Food & Beverages, Plastics, Shared Service Centers, logistic services, among others.

Trajectory Highlights - Expand Biography

He recently provide support to companies like Bosch, Hino Motors, Mercedes Benz, Kimball, Zebra technologies, Takata, Inteva Products, Dawn Foods, BOA, Mars, Rubbermaid, Faist Group, Emerson, Exide, Harsha Engineers, Steelcase..

  • Lean for Business Processes corporate trainer for several companies

  • Operational Excellence speaker at several international Lean Conferences & Summits.

  • He has developed in Lean Management over 1000 managers & leaders

  • Certified as Lean Practitioner & Six Sigma´s Black Belt by the IIE, Atlanta , Georgia.

  • Edgar has received direct coaching and professional development from renowned leaders like:, Ritsuo Shingo (Former  Toyota President ), PhD. Jeffrey Liker (The Toyota Way), Gary Convis (Former VP at Toyota N.A. )

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