With Failure Mode and Effect Analysis
What is FMEA?
  FMEA in six steps
Definition of Scope
Structure Analysis
Function Analysis
Failure Analysis
Risk Analysis
A Product

Risks in the design and its later production have to be considered from the first idea of a product. At the end each aspect should be ensured:
The expectations of a client are fulfilled
Safety as well as environmental aspects are achieved- und Umweltaspekte sind erfüllt.
Function, form and stability can reliably be produced in series

Failure Mode and Effect Analysis is an acknowledged method for the systematical formulation and documentation of risks in the different development phases of a product, from the concept phase to series production. FMEA helps to prioritize detected risks and delivers fundamentals for a continuous improvement. Originated from the reliability requirements of the systems in aerospace FMEA is an essential part in quality assurance in automotive industries as well as for medical technology since two decades, established in the certification procedure of the corresponding standards (IAFT 16949 respecetively ISO 14971).

The Way

The approach of FMEA can be described in 6 steps. A system analysis composed of a definition of scope (1), structure analysis (2) and function analysis (3) of the product is followed by  the failure analysis (4) in terms of deviations from the specified functions. A team evaluates the risks of the failures by ranking Severity, Occurrence and Detection (5) and for high Action Priority measures are defined for risk reduction (6). New findings in the production will be added to the FMEA documentation.
Competent and active support about FMEA

for development and production with focus on semiconductors and mechatronical systems in various industrial branches in the form of

from pure methodology to working out productive data in enterprises
from the management level to the FMEA team
from development to series production
IATF 16949 compliant
of projects in development and production
of chosen FMEA session
of FMEA responsibles on site
FMEA strategy
Support with implementing the FMEA approach within the concern including reporting and reviewing within the PDCA cycle/loop in terms of EFQM
FMEA software integration and databank construction
I prefer to accompany the FMEA activities, to fill the methodological approach in the individual environment with life.
Calculation of FIT-Rates
for electronical circuits according to Reliabilty Handbooks: SN29500, MIL-HDBK 217, IEC TR 62380, ISO 61709
Since October 2008

Consultant for FMEA and Product Reliability


Project management

of an international cooperation for the consolidation of the FMEA approach within the company  with focus on the production sites. The result of this work is a central FMEA server, on which the FMEA databases from the sites are administrated. The close cooperation with PLATO is the basis for a clear preference for the PLATO SCIO™ product line.

FMEA Facilitator / Method and Application Trainer

using different FMEA software
within the company and other enterprises in the areas of:
Semiconductor Manufacturing and Development
Mechantronical Systems  for the Automotive Industry für die Automobilindustrie
Aero space

EFQM Assessor

review of the production sites in a EFQM Assessment Team.

1994 -2008

Manager of the Physical Failure Analysis Laboratory

of a semiconductor manufacturing site: focus  of the Lab was to support the definition and implementation of the continuous improvement process for a better product quality hand in hand with the engineer and production departments. The Lab team of 10 coworkers supported the own manufacturing line, which enjoyed a high reputation for its good quality within the enterprise.
For requests or quotation please contact

Dr. Britta Maid
Diplom Physikerin

71065 Sindelfingen

Tel         +49 (0)7031 87 91 99
Mobile   +49 (0)171 939 24 23

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