Intro to FMEA (FMEA8)

This course presents an overview of the Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) approach to calculate risk and proactively avoid potential failures in a process or service.

Topics include:

  • FMEA: What, where, how and why
  • A methodical approach to FMEA
  • How to assemble an FMEA team
  • FMEA tools

The course features an interactive case study exercise, which illustrates a practical application of the FMEA technique.

Hours: 8

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how FMEA tools and teams can improve process/product reliability and contribute toward risk management

Intended Audience

Any employee interested in improving a product or service while reducing exposure to risk



Course Schedule

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

December 2, 2020

UB Baird Research Park

Instructor Bio: Peter Baumgartner, CSSMBB

As UB TCIE’s Operational Excellence Director, Peter is a resident expert in the Lean Six Sigma methodology and tools who has delivered substantial, validated hard and soft savings across a variety of projects in finance, medical devices, insurance, food services, building materials, publishing, and other service-related industries, as well as manufacturing. He has nearly 10 years of experience with a global company in serving as the lead on a multitude of process improvement project teams that have delivered record performance in yields, cost reduction, quality and safety. With an M.S. in statistics, Peter has an advanced understanding and application of statistics, and develops the potential in others through helping them understand Six Sigma and Lean methodologies.


Another session may be scheduled if there is enough demand. Contact Gary Simon at or 716.645.8837 if interested.