DFMEA Overview and Application C1427

Topics: Quality, Safety & Maintenance

During this DFMEA Overview and Application course, participants will be introduced to important FMEA concepts, the basic theory behind the concepts, then discuss how these concepts can be applied to the customer's design FMEA activities. Participant activities include: reading assignments, group discussions, exercises, building Block Diagrams as a group, and beginning a DFMEA on a customer’s product.
Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain basic reliability concepts as related to the application of the DFMEA
  • Explain the philosophy behind the FMEA process as related to the prevention of product/service failures
  • Build and/or play a role on a cross functional team to complete the DFMEA
  • Identify the collection of information necessary for the completion of the DFMEA
  • Build and use a Block Diagram to guide the DFMEA analysis
  • Correctly play an effective role in conducting the DFMEA
  • Explain the difference between the DFMEA and the PFMEA
  • Analyze DFMEA results and follow up properly with appropriate Design Controls or other corrective actions

Who Should Attend

DFMEA Overview and Application Program will provide training to a manufacturer’s engineering, development, operations, quality and administrative personnel. These individuals are typically involved in the development and production of parts for direct use in the manufacture of automobiles.


Participants should have previous participated in Quality Planning activities anticipate an upcoming assignment to participate on a DFMEA cross-functional team.

You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

Curtis Pawloski

Curtis PawloskiCurt Pawloski is President/Senior Consultant for Integral Operations, Inc. Since 1995 he has been consulting and training based on his expertise in; project management, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, process and quality improvement, problem solving, and quality system development and implementation. Mr. Pawloski has helped auto industry OEMs and numerous supplier organizations prepare or improve their Quality Systems, facilitated the writing of quality procedures and work instructions, and consulted on implementation of quality systems. In addition, he was the leader of a team to develop a comprehensive Project Management training and certification system for Volkswagen\'s IT function. Mr. Pawloski has led hundreds of seminars and consulting sessions for the SAE covering the applications of GD&T and a wide array of Quality topics. Mr. Pawloski is also an Adjunct Faculty Member at Oakland Community College, Delta College, and Midlands Technical College. His focus over the last two decades is on improving business processes and human performance through training, consulting and leveraging the use of the best tools possible. He is a board member and past member of the year for the Saginaw Valley Section of the American Society for Quality. He has a B.S.ChE from the University of Michigan, a Graduate Certificate in Hazardous Materials Management/Chemical Engineering from Wayne State University, and an M.B.A. from Wayne State University.


  • American Society for Quality Certified Quality Engineer
  • ASME Certified Senior GD&T Professional


Duration: 1 Day
CEUs: .7

Fees: $699.00

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