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Software solutions for integrated FMEA, problem solving and MSA

FMEA (including DFMEA and PFMEA) is a preventive tool used during the development of new products. When properly grouped into product or process families, the FMEA process allows for design reuse and savings. After a product launch, lessons learned during corrective actions and problem resolution should be linked and updated in the DFMEA and PFMEA.

Advanced product planning software tools, such as AQuA Pro and the Enterprise Quality EwQIMS suite, outline best practices for DFMEA, DVP&R, Process Flow, PFMEA, Control Plans and Work Instructions.

This 30-minute webinar covers these best practices, software implementations, and more. Topics covered include:

  • Identify corrective and preventive actions from problem solving techniques such as 8D or Effective Problem Solving.
  • How to use these techniques to update specific products and entire product families.
  • The role MSA plays in understanding an important source of variation and automatically updating the control plan and FMEA when defining the control strategy.
  • How integrated tools such as EwQIMS with FMEA, problem solving, MSA and APQP can be used to provide significant cost savings and efficiency to a quality program.


Chad Kymal, Chief Technology Officer, Omnex Inc.

Chad Kymal is Chief Technology Officer and Founder of Omnex Inc., a global consulting and training organization. After graduating from the General Motors Institute (GMI), Chad spent many years working at General Motors and KPMG before founding Omnex in 1986. During his career, Chad served on the Malcolm Baldrige Board of Examiners and has received many quality achievements. price. In addition to his bachelor’s degree from GMI, Chad holds a master’s degree in industrial and operations engineering and an MBA cum laude from the University of Michigan. He discovered the links between process flow, PFMEA, control plan and work instructions in the 1980s and was instrumental in the development of AQuA Pro with Greg Gruska of Omnex, one members of the AIAG FMEA Editorial Board. Chad not only focuses on APQP and FMEAs, but also spends his time writing and implementing integrated management systems. Lately, he and Omnex have focused on functional safety, cybersecurity and automotive SPICE.


Amanda Hosey, Managing Editor, Tech Briefs Media

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