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Episode 29
Using Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to Manage Risks and Mistake-Proof
Bring practical methods to risk management; satisfy key aspects of the new ISO 9001 requirements

This video is part 1 of 2 of the set:  Risk Management 

Video Length:
28 min

FMEA has been a tool that has been around since the mid-1960’s.  It was originally used in the aerospace industry, and has been a requirement by many customers in many industries, but it has rarely been done well.  It has been seen as a “quality” compliance tool, rather than a useful tool.  Today, FMEA has grown to be associated with the lean tool of mistake-proofing or poke yoke and has become even more valuable as the world focuses more and more on risk management. 


  • The value of using Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to mistake-proof (3:47 min)
  • The purpose of doing an FMEA (7:40 min)
  • How to use an FMEA form (9:07 min)
  • The use of FMEA "controlled conditions" in mistake proofing (3:59 min)

Target Audience

  • Mid-management
  • Supervisors
  • Engineers
  • Technicians
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