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FMEA success story: Global FMEA Qualification Program for DANA

Dana FMEA Workshop with DIETZ Consultants

Dana FMEA Workshop with DIETZ Consultants

Corporate groups and successful medium-sized companies across the globe rely on DIETZ CONSULTANTS for innovative FMEA services and know-how. As a result, we have many small and big scale success stories: about best practice solutions in the field of risk management and FMEA, written in partnership with leading automotive suppliers and OEMs from the aviation and aerospace, medical technology and mechanical engineering sectors. One of these success stories is that of the development of a global FMEA qualification program with DANA Incorporated.

FMEA workshops won over major American company

Starting in Summer 2019, DIETZ CONSULTANTS will roll out the individual one-week workshops and FMEA trainings for the US automotive supplier based in Maumee in the state of Ohio worldwide - at locations in Canada, USA, South America, Germany and China.

The qualification program, which is specially tailored to the company's requirements and the global challenges in the automotive industry, is the result of a collaboration that began with a training course in the autumn of 2018. Together with Siemens, FMEA experts from DIETZ CONSULTANTS trained the FMEA managers from DANA in Toronto (Canada) and Ohio (USA). The results of the work, as well as the personal experiences of the participants in the one-week FMEA training courses, quickly led the large American company to the conclusion that the program should be established on a global scale.

Field report at the FMEA Forum in the USA

At the first FMEA Forum of DIETZ CONSULTANTS and Siemens, DANA managers share their experiences only one week after the workshops in Canada and the USA. And to a good effect here as well! Our FMEA experts spontaneously carry out FMEA training at the DANA site in Neu-Ulm, Germany, a little later than the global qualification program. This success story is now going on tour globally.

More than 30,000 employees at 135 locations in 33 countries

DANA Incorporated currently produces axles, drive trains and transmissions for the international automotive industry at 135 locations. In 33 countries, around 30,900 employees work for the automotive supplier, which is on the Fortune list of the 500 top-selling companies in the USA. In 1993 DANA took over the former Reinz Dichtungen GmbH in Neu-Ulm. Sealing packages for engines have been manufactured here since 1947 - currently with around 1200 employees.