AIAG-VDA PFMEA – With One Of The Writers Of The AIAG-VDA FMEA Handbook

by Mary Rowzee published on June 23, 2020

The AIAG-VDA FMEA has updated the AIAG FMEA document that had been used in industry since the 1960s. The FMEA document is one of the five Core Tools (APQP, FMEA, SPC, MSA and PPAP) that have been popular in many industries including Automotive, Aerospace, Medical Devices, and many others. There are two popular formats of FMEA, the one used by AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) and, in Germany, the one used by VDA (Verband der Automobilindustrie). The AIAG FMEA work group harmonized both methods into a single handbook. The result is the AIAG-VDA FMEA first edition released in June 2019.

This new AIAG-VDA FMEA follows a seven step process for both DFMEA and PFMEA. In the PFMEA the Process Flow is replaced by a structure tree that details the process steps and the 4 M – Man, Machine, Material and Environment. The AIAG-VDA FMEA and the AIAG 4th Edition are similar, but different. Watch this webinar recording to learn from Mary Rowzee, who was in both the AIAG-VDA FMEA and AIAG 4th Edition teams, and can explain the similarities and differences between both documents.