(Rev Jun 3, 2019)

The AIAG-VDA FMEA Handbook (Ver 1) is available for purchase now at AIAG (in English now and Chinese later) and VDA QMC (in German, English, or Chinese).

As communicated in our last newsletter, a “7-step approach” is adopted in the handbook. The 7th step is Results Documentation. It was actually already an item included in the AIAG-VDA FMEA Handbook (draft) released in 2017, although it was not identified as a formal step.

Besides automotive supply chain, the organizations in other industries can also apply the FMEA approach to their risk management processes.


《AIAG-VDA 潛在失效模式及影響分析手冊》(第1版) 現已經在AIAG (有英文版;中文版待定)和VDA QMC(德文/英文/中文版)公開銷售。




Primary changes 主要變更

The known primary changes at present include 目前獲知的主要變更包括:

  • One set of terms and definitions  統一的名稱和定義
  • Supplemental FMEA for Monitoring and System Response (MSR) is added
  • One set of S.O.D. tables for DFMEA and PFMEA, and a second set for MSR
  •  New form sheet   新格式表格
  • A 7-step process  7個步驟的過程
  • Risk Treatment Approach   風險處理方法
    – Structure Analysis expansion  機構分析細分
    – Function Analysis expansion  功能分析細分
    – Function focus  聚焦功能
    – 4M 人機物法
    – Action Priority instead of RPN  行動優先度 取代 風險優先數
  • Recommended Action changed to Preventive Action and Detection Action
  • Add Status of actions 增加措施的狀態欄
  • Annex for Special Characteristics 特殊特性附表

Source: AIAG

Implementation Plan 實施計劃

The anticipated future plan 未來預期計劃:

  • It’s anticipated that the customers requiring the use of this FMEA Handbook will allow a transition period for their suppliers. The organizations with or going for IATF 16949 certifications shall address such customer specific requirements.
    預計要求執行新版FMEA手冊的顧客將允許其供應商有一個過渡期。取得或計劃取得 IATF 16949 認證的組織需要考慮這些客戶特殊要求。

Client actions 客戶行動:

  • As applicable, the clients with IATF 16949:2016 certification are recommended to plan training to relevant employees on the new FMEA handbook. The suitable time can be from Sep 2019 to Apr 2020.
    建議取得 IATF 16949:2016 認證的組織制定向相關員工提供新版《潛在失效模式及影響分析手冊》的培訓,如適用。2019年9月至2020年4月將會是不錯的培訓時機。

Training Course by DQS Academy 培訓課程:

  • DQS Academy will start to deliver public or in-house training courses on AIAG-VDA FMEA Application from the Q3 of 2019, by tutors with IATF Auditor qualification and solid experience in FEMA application.
    DQS學堂將在2019年第3季度開始提供 AIAG-VDA FMEA 應用的公開或包班培訓課程,由具備IATF審核員資格和豐富FMEA應用經驗的講師主講。


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