Ford made it official - Ford CSR Update Automotive Suppliers should use FMEA Software

by Chad Kymal,Gregory Gruska,Nikhil Unnikrishnan published on February 17, 2022

The Ford Customer Specific Requirements release, effective Jan 3rd, 2022, has made it official for automotive suppliers to use FMEA Software if they haven’t already begun doing so. The CSR states: “Suppliers shall use FMEA software which ensures the alignment of the Foundation FMEA, Part FMEA, control plan and other applicable documents” FMEAs have been the cornerstone of Product and Process Risk Management for centuries. Unfortunately, 70% of the industry uses MS Excel or spreadsheets and emails to develop FMEAs making the development and analysis of FMEA a complicated, costly, and time-consuming process. Join us in this webinar to learn:

• Omnex Systems – Enterprise FMEA Solution helps develop Design and Process FMEAs, per the AIAG 4th and AIAG-VDA Handbook methodology.

• How the linkage of content among Advance Product Quality Planning (APQP) tools, including Design and Process FMEAs, Design Verification Plans and Reports (DVPR), Process Flow Diagrams, Control Plans, and Work Instructions using illustrative examples.

• How to use foundation/baseline FMEAs as a starting point for creating customized products and process-specific FMEAs promoting “REUSE.” Develop FMEAs with 50% Effort.

• Introduction to Multi-point Failures.

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Speaker

Nikhil Unnikrishnan

Nikhil Unnikrishnan is a Consultant with a broad range of experience, involved in the design & development of hardware, software and mechanical systems and components. He has worked with organizations to analyze process deficiencies and drive improvement by implementing best-in-class practices conforming to internationally recognized standards such as Automotive SPICE®, ISO 26262 Functional Safety, ISO 9001 & IATF 16949 Quality Management Systems. Nikhil has been involved with performing detailed documentation reviews, Automotive SPICE®, Functional Safety & QMS assessments, process documentation development and conducting roll-outs for numerous leading automotive organizations including multiple Software and Hardware systems. Mr. Unnikrishnan is a Certified Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma Methodologies (CLSSGB) and also Certified Quality Process Analyst (CQPA). He is an Exemplar Global certified Lead Auditor for IATF 16949:2016 and ISO 9001:2015.

Chad Kymal

Chad Kymal is the CTO and Founder of Omnex Inc. He is the author of seven books and more than 100 papers including several on integrated management systems. Chad is currently on the writing committees for several standards including TC 22/ SC 32/WG 8 for ISO 26262 (Functional Safety), ISO/TC 176 for ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management), ISO/TC 207 for ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management), and PC283 for ISO 45001 (Health and Safety Management Systems). He founded and was the CEO of an Automotive registrar for over 10 years and is familiar with conducting audits, being witnessed for audits, and also evaluating auditors and assessors. He authored and teaches a course for 3rd Party Auditors for Automotive Registrars on behalf of International Automotive Certification Bodies Association (IACBA). This course explains how 3rd Party Auditors audit IATF 16949 in an environment that includes ASPICE, Functional Safety and Product Cybersecurity. He is currently rolling out the course to global 3rd Party Auditors for IATF 16949. 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. Chad is also currently an intacsTM certified Principal Assessor for Automotive SPICE.

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