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 […]

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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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What is FMEA?

What is FMEA?


Acronyms. There are acronyms for everything these days.  Take for instance FMEA. The acronym FMEA stands for Failure Mode and Effects Analysis.  But if you’re here with us reading this blog, you probably already knew that!  But do you think of it as a document or an analysis? Document vs. Analysis? Although many folks treat it like it’s a […]

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How to setup user login through LDAP Server


How to setup user login through LDAP Server Using the internal company server to load users onto an FME file can speed up the process and at the same time, control who is able to login to the FME file. The administrator of the FME file is the only one who can set this function. […]

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How to import characteristics & attributes from Excel


It is now possible to import a list of product- and process characteristics with their attributes from an Excel file The IQ-Software can now accept lots more data from an Excel file import. This includes both product- and process characteristics and their attributes such as values and notes. This can be imported into a new […]

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