Value-Added FMEA


In one of my previous entries, “Strength of FMEA Process in the Analysis,” I emphasized the significance and benefits of both perceiving and creating the FMEA as an analysis worthy of our time and energy. This only happens when the analysis delivers value. Where’s the Value? “Value may also be expressed as a straightforward relationship between perceived benefits […]

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Shanghai

Open group trainings in Asia (Shanghai) 2017


We are pleased to announce that open group “Two-in-One” FMEA training will be available in Shanghai as of March 2017. With great transport connections and central location in the industrially strong East China, the metropolis of Shanghai is the ideal location for participants to travel to. Open group trainings allow customers to avoid paying the […]

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FMEA Function

Writing “Good” Functions in DFMEAs


In my recent blog,”Model-Based FMEA”, I wrote about the functional model serving as the basis of the Design FMEA in the IQ-Software.  The basic premise is that we will fully know the failures when we understand the function; only when we deviate from the function (in a significant way), do we achieve “failure.”  Through this […]

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Welcome Chad Johnson, Vice President of APIS North America, LLC


We are proud to welcome Mr. Chad Johnson as Vice President of APIS North America, LLC.  Mr. Johnson is an expert in both the APIS IQ software and FMEA methodology.  Mr. Johnson will  be responsible for all FMEA software moderating, consulting and training at APIS North America, LLC. Mr. Johnson joined APIS North America after nearly 21 years with ZF/TRW […]

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Model-Based FMEA


We make models of everything; cars, houses, airplanes, car parts.  For decades, engineers and designers relied on physical models to visualize how their design would appear in finished form.  “Bringing it to life,” as it were.  You may have seen old photographs of car models sculpted out of clay.  You could see how all the […]

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Three Areas of Failure in the FMEA Process


The thing about failures is they are chameleons that can exist by other aliases – Effect, Mode, or Cause.  Every last one of them are failures; functional performance that has drifted far enough from the ideal function to reach the zone of failure.  They achieve their aliases as they fall into different places in what I […]

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Strength of FMEA Process in the Analysis


Do you keep coming across that one word or phrase that, whenever you hear it misused or mispronounced, makes you shake your head or roll your eyes because it’s just plain wrong? Over the past few years, I’ve been miffed by the seemingly sudden misuse of the word “versus” (or vs.) by the young kids in […]

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Meet Dr. Lynn Johnson, President of APIS North America, LLC


We are pleased to introduce Dr. Lynn Johnson as President of APIS North America, LLC.  Dr. Johnson will be responsible for the direction and management of all business development at APIS North America, LLC. Prior to becoming President at APIS North America, LLC, Dr. Johnson was Vice President of Telepharmacy and Management Services for Indispensable Health, Inc.  She […]

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Risk Management

Deciphering FMEA Acronyms


So, now that we have our first acronym – FMEA – under our belt, why stop there? Alphabet soup   Have you ever stopped to think what some of the other frequently-used acronyms stand for in our Risk Management world?  We know, you’ve been losing sleep at night. Wonder no more, let us help clear […]

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APIS North America, LLC

APIS North America, LLC


We are very excited to introduce the leaders of our North America affiliate, APIS North America, LLC Meet Dr. Lynn Johnson: APIS North America, LLC President, Dr. Lynn Johnson, joins us with a background in the healthcare industry with technology business development and holds a doctorate in pharmacy. Her career began as the Pediatric Clinical […]

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