Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Workshop on Failure Mode and Effect Analysis in Bangalore, India


In today's competitive market environment, the industry has realized the fact that servicing unreliable products is a very costly proposition. To a large extent, reliability is built into the product during the design and development phase.

Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA) is an essential ingredient of reliability engineering and is a very powerful and effective technique used for improvement in design, assembly, materials engineering, servicing etc., in a diverse range of manufacturing activities. FMEA can be effectively applied in case of new developments, new technologies and components/assemblies or products which have inherent problems showing up in practice.

'Failure Mode & Effects Analysis' (FMEA) is an “ error prevention” oriented and proactive methodology that tries to pre-empt the occurrence of errors; reduce their significance ( even if they were bound to occur ) and in unavoidable circumstances, to increase the chance of error detection, so that the process could then be suitably controlled. FMEA is an aid for continuous improvement which fits into a PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) pattern of activity. Whenever changes in product or processes or vendor / supplier are envisaged or effected, FMEA is redone to evaluate their effects.

Recognizing this need, IMTMA is organizing a two day interactive Workshop on 'Failure Mode & Effects Analysis' (FMEA), on 23 - 24 January 2012 at Bangalore, India.


          This workshop would help participants to :
  • Develop a systematic approach in understanding the potential problems, in design and planning stage itself, thereby avoiding costly and time consuming post – error corrective actions.
  • Understanding the FMEA methodology and give background information on how to organize FMEA groups and fosters a team-work culture of cross-functional nature in developmental activities which is very essential for enhancing the reliability of complex designs and process.
  • Highlight the important aspects of FMEA through group interaction exercises on Design and Process FMEA with specific examples. 


    There will be a combination of lecture sessions with case study presentations and specific simulation examples. The participants will get an intensive exposure on FMEA with active involvement in problem solving, through group exercises. The workshop will be highly interactive where participants can raise questions and solicit feedback from the faculty. 


    The workshop will be conducted by Mr. M. C. Ramakrishnan, Former Vice President - Quality, Bosch Limited. Mr. M. C. Ramakrishnan is an industry expert with over 37 years of experience in the field of quality tools like Six Sigma, SPC, MSA, Poka - Yoke etc. He is a trained Six Sigma Black Belt and championed number of projects at Bosch.


    This workshop will benefit practicing engineers and senior technical personnel involved in the functions of Design and Development, Process Planning, Product Engineering, Application engineering, Quality Assurance, R&D, Manufacturing, Servicing etc., and other related areas from Machine Tool, Automobile & auto ancillaries, Tool rooms, Defence and Railway establishments, General Engineering and other Capital goods manufacturing industries. In order that the participation is effective and beneficial, it is recommended that participating companies depute a multi-disciplinary team of 2 or 3 people from the above functions. Participants should have knowledge of related products and processes. 

    For Nomination & Enquiries call :

    Mr.Rohith Ragav
    E-mail :
    Website :  

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