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PM Optimization and FMEA's

Course Description:

PM Optimization and FMEA are excellent techniques to develop effective maintenance tasking on critical assests.

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis is a very effective problem-solving tool for the reduction of risk and failure prevention in design, process, and continuous improvement activities.  PMO then guides you to the best actions for improved MTBF. This course will give you a working knowledge of the FMEA and PMO process as it is applied, and will reduce your company’s risk of costly mistakes.

In addition to course material, participants will use (in class and training center) exercises to learn how to recognize potential failure risks and develop mitigating strategies.

Who should attend? 

This course is intended for anyone (trades/technicians/engineers/managers) interested in reducing the risk of product and process failures, including those in the fields of reliability, manufacturing, quality, design/development engineering, and safety.  Teams are encouraged to attend!

Benefits of conducting an effective FMEA and PM Optimization:

  • Improvements in products/process quality, reliability, and safety
  • Increased overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)
  • Increase uptime and MTFB
  • Early detection and elimination of product/process failure modes
  • Eliminate or improve non-value added PM's (typically eliminating over 30% of existing PM's)

Course Takeaways:

  • Working knowledge of the 10 steps required to perform an FMEA
  • An understanding of how FMEA fits into your improvement “tool kit” (RCM, RCA, VSM, etc)
  • How to use an FMEA to develop R&M Strategies and to optimize PM's
  • The ability to conduct and participate in the FMEA process – proactively to prevent failures 
  • How to select the best failure avoidance strategy using PM Optimization



The Basics of FMEA, 
2nd Edition Included in 

Instructed by :

Dr. Klaus M. Blache

Dr. Blache has over 30 years of experience in various areas of manufacturing and continuous improvement (processes, products and people). Included are areas such as lean manufacturing, reliability & maintenance, competitive analysis, continuous improvement tools & techniques, new facility planning, and implementation, industrial engineering, ergonomics, and change management. In the past seven years, he has visited/worked with about 200 facilities and has written and lectured globally in numerous technical and management areas. Klaus is currently at the University of Tennessee as the Director of the Reliability & Maintainability Center and Research Professor (College of Engineering). Prior to that, his most recent corporate assignments were Manufacturing Engineering Director (Cadillac), Engineering Launch Manager (new assembly plant), Global Manager of Manufacturing Reliability & Maintenance, and Manager – Corporate Industrial Engineering for General Motors. His experiences include implementing large changes and sustainable continuous improvement all around the world, developing a Corporate R&M process and global implementation, plant assessments/benchmarking and numerous related assignments. Klaus is also a past Chairman of SMRP (Society of Maintenance & Reliability Professionals).

Member Rate: $1,385

Non Member: $1,585


Click Here for more information on the R&M Implementation Certification Program.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 8:00am to 4:30pm

Smyrna, TN 663 Ken Pilkerton Dr, Smyrna, TN 37167

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