12. annual FMEA-Forum in Osnabrueck on the 29th & 30th of March 2017

An extremely important platform for exchange of experiences – FMEA from the point of view of the company.

The ‘Osnabrück FMEA Forum’ is a special event that serves as the most important platform for the exchange of experiences between users and experts.

The event deals with the domain of failure mode and effects analysis, and is once again tipped for success. This year’s forum is expected to establish a new record for registration numbers.Hosted by Winfried Dietz of Dietz Consultants, this year’s event is set to become a little more global, thanks to simultaneous translations into English. Numerous international clients, interested parties and partners will thus be able to participate and deepen their knowledge.

Thanks to innovative solutions that cover the entire domain of failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) and interactive participation by the participants, this year’s forum will be yet another milestone covering all the latest trends and future requirements associated with the domain of risk management and functional safety.

Mr Martin Kolkenbrock [Chair of Production Engineering of E-Mobility Components (PEM) at RWTH Aachen] will use examples from the domain of electric mobility to discuss the role of the FMEA as ‘everyone’s tool’.

Dr Wilhelm Floer, from Vorwerk Elektrowerke GmbH, will hold a presentation discussing FMEA-related best practices in the household appliance sector and the development and requirements of a cult product. He will demonstrate that the FMEA is also significantly important outside the automotive sector.

Mr Nenad Bartolic of Festo AG will present a piece discussing the balancing act between three-tier error chains and the structure of the form sheet. He will also illustrate the benefits of content-rich function and error descriptions, and discuss system and design FMEAs.

Mrs Corinna Kießling of Key Safety Systems Deutschland GmbH will hold a presentation discussing the global implementation strategies that were used in a fast-growing company. The implementation of these strategies represented a balancing act between different cultures, different products and procedures and extensive communications.

Ralf Wohlleben of Porsche Engineering Services GmbH and Winfried Dietz will together unveil a new innovation, namely, the FMEA WEB FORUM. They will also present a little tool that simplifies daily work and which is associated with a kind of knowledge database.

The presentation to be delivered by Mr Oliver Kukuk of Schäffler Technologies AG should attract special attention. He will give a lecture on the efforts and results produced by the collaboration between the AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) and the VDA (Verband der Automobilindustrie e. V.) For the first time ever, these two associations have agreed upon a common procedure, which will in turn lead to clear changes in the guidelines of the FMEA.

Additional practical presentations and interactive components will enhance the event and provide the participants with a clear edge in their daily work.

Dr Andreas Braasch of the Institut für Qualitäts- und Zuverlässigkeitsmanagement and Patrick Glöckner of BPW Bergische Achsen KG will cover the topic of reliability management. This practical piece will illustrate application examples and identify the limits encountered by conventional quality management methods. This presentation will pay special attention to the changes associated with the transformation of an OEM into a full-service provider.

Dr Benedikt Sommerhoff of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Qualität will give a lecture on agile FMEA-related quality management. His piece will deal with agile product and process development based on the ‘scrum’ and ‘design thinking’ methods. He will demonstrate methods and approaches for the FMEA in such an environment.

Additional practical presentations, several networking options and interactive components will enhance the event and provide the participants with a clear edge in their daily work.