Developed with a global team of OEM and Tier 1 supplier subject matter experts, the new AIAG & VDA FMEA Handbook incorporates best practices from both AIAG and VDA methodologies into a harmonized, structured approach.
In addition to making it easier for suppliers to meet their customers’ needs during the FMEA development process, the handbook features major changes such as a new process for FMEA development – the 7-Step Approach – and a new chapter on Supplemental FMEA for Monitoring and System Response (FMEA-MSR). Additional important changes include the following:
- Totally revised Severity, Occurrence and Detection Tables.
- The Action Priority (AP) methodology and Tables to replace RPN.
- New Form Sheets (spreadsheet users) and Software Report Views (software users).
- Change point highlights from both the AIAG 4th edition FMEA Manual and the VDA Volume 4 FMEA Manual
From the increased focus on function-based FMEAs to the additional tools and guidance provided to support a more robust methodology, the new handbook provides consistent direction and guidance to all automotive suppliers.
For more information and support, be sure to also check out our new AIAG & VDA FMEA trainings. The AIAG & VDA Design FMEA: Transitioning for Practitioners course helps attendees learn to execute Design FMEA according to the new handbook by achieving a deeper understanding of the explicit (and subtle) changes, while the AIAG & VDA Process FMEA: Transitioning for Practitioners course offers similar benefits for Process FMEA.