FMEA Training For Competitive Advantage
|It is no secret that many companies would not do FMEAs if they did not have to. They have wasted countless hours debating the difference between failure cause and failure mode or setting FMEA ratings. The source of the problem is poor training. We will take the mystery out of FMEAs and teach you time saving techniques including how to define FMEA ratings in a maximum of 2 minutes with an average of 5 seconds or less.||Our clients design and/or manufacture many different types of products. Depending on the type of product being worked on (i.e. cancer treatment versus flat screen TV) modified FMEA application techniques are required if the FMEA process is to deliver the maximum benefits. Every class and workshop is customized to a customer specified product and/or process.|
|Despite every class being customized, our class costs are competitively priced with generic classes offered by our competitors and industry trade organizations.||We guarantee that our FMEA training will provide you with an optimized FMEA implementation method that contains techniques that can significantly improve your product and processes if used that cannot be found in any of the industry standard FMEA guidelines (i.e. AIAG, VDA, SAE) or the training is FREE!.|
I have been working with Harpco Systems for 20 yrs and have seen how their products and services continue to improve to meet customer demands. Finding a disciplined approach to relate field performance to product design specifications is rare. There just is no uncomplicated way to do this correctly. Harpco’s approach handles all the complication internal to their software so the engineers can focus on other aspects of their job. Because the known failure mechanisms and causes are mapped, this information can be used for problem solving and driving continuous improvement in manufacturing. Harpco’s training is first rate and helps develop new ways of thinking about the importance of creating proper specifications early. Separately, I’ve seen firsthand the effectiveness of using their approach in problem solving, helping to advance problems that had reached a stall using traditional methods.
We were very fortunate to work with Rich Harpster and his team as we improved our DFMEA process at Calsonic. There is no better teacher, coach, implementer than Rich when it comes to creating a knowledge base for engineers to use in creating part specs to assure that products meet the customer’s requirements. Rich teaches the basics, then he accelerates the FMEA process so that requirements and specs are related in a database that can be continually updated.
We used Q Plus to achieve Q1 and ISO 16949 successfully at the Ford Motor Co. Monroe BAO Plant. The software promoted linked documentation that prevented issues at internal and external audits. Assured the quality documents at the operations production level had all relevant and concurrent information that was reviewed in the program files. QPlus allowed the program members to create a baseline “Hot End” Exhaust” data base that produced linked documentation from the DFMEA to the production visual aids the operators used to perform correctly.
“I would like to thank Harpco Systems for the help, advice and frankly the education in how to design, develop, source and manufacture new to world products. Not only was the Harpco Systems process scrupulously meticulous in making us evaluate, question, define and then justify every single aspect of our product design, project risks and manufacture process, it was done at a pace that saved us months by not following our conventional processes. By cutting out all the waste and focusing our resources on what was truly important Harpco Systems enabled us to get to a state of production readiness months ahead of our projected schedule. This combined with the incredibly detailed, well documented and most importantly correctly linked/associated technical and risk file information prepared us with a watertight project file with no liabilities missed. Harpco Systems has changed the way myself and others approach product design and development for the better.”
“Harpco Systems provides some of the most technologically advanced FMEA software tools on the market, buts its their disciplined technique that further separates them from all the rest. Harpco breaks down the barriers and corrects the pitfalls so companies can reap the full benefits of FMEA. Class room training not only properly teaches FMEA, but participants actually build their business’s FMEA as they go and are often blown away by how much work got accomplished. Harpco Systems has become known as the Modern FMEA for a reason. Its structured, simplified and sustainable. Thanks Richard for opening our eyes and the FMEA Flip is awesome!”