2023 Lean Network Conference

Location: Grand Wayne Convention Centre, Fort Wayne, IN

Topic: Transition from AIAG FMEA 4th Edition to AIAG-VDA FMEA Handbook 1st Edition

Presenter: Chad Kymal, CTO, Omnex Inc.

The AIAG-VDA FMEA Seven-Step process represents a positive movement forward for the automotive industry. This session discusses the changes in the AIAG-VDA FMEA and the steps to consider in transitioning from AIAG FMEA 4th edition to AIAG-VDA FMEA Handbook 1st edition.

The AIAG-VDA FMEA Seven-Step process integrates the US (AIAG) and German (VDA) FMEA methodologies to provide a new and innovative FMEA approach called the AIAG-VDA FMEA Handbook, 1st edition. It not only harmonizes the approaches of AIAG and VDA, but represents major innovation in linking the system, sub system, and components in a design with a flow down of requirements and its failures. This approach requires a systemic understanding of how system, sub system, and component failures interrelate the AIAG-VDA FMEA Seven Step approach, including how Structure and Function Analysis can help implement the V Model Engineering Development process, promoted by the new Electric and Autonomous Vehicle standards.

This session provides an introduction to:

  • The 7-Step approach for DFMEA & PFMEA development.
  • Considerations during the transition from AIAG FMEA 4th edition to AIAG-VDA FMEA Handbook 1st edition.
  • Software solutions which can promote Design and Process FMEA “Reuse” using Foundation/Baseline FMEAs.
  • The use of Artificial Intelligence in optimizing and innovating FMEAs.
Chad Kymal, CTO & Founder of Omnex

Chad Kymal is the CTO of Omnex Inc., an international consulting and training organization headquartered in the United States. Omnex has been working in the automotive industry for 30 years and Omnex principals been active in writing different automotive standards including QS 9000, ISO/TS 16949, Semiconductor Supplement, APQP, FMEA and Core Tools. Chad has spent over 20 years in system, hardware and software development in various capacities. He assesses and works in automotive system, hardware and software for Agile, ASPICE, and Functional Safety ISO 26262. He is on the TC 22/SC32 USTAG responsible for the writing the ISO 26262 standard. Chad is also on the ISO/TC 176, ISO/TC 207, PC283 committees for ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management), ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management) and ISO 45001 (Health and Safety Management Systems.

LEVEL: Introductory TARGETED AUDIENCE: All involved in FMEA Development (Quality and Engineering) and Management Team responsible for Digitalization.