ISO 13485:2016 certification

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Has your company identified compliance issues? SAE International offers a variety of professional development courses that will help you learn how to address them.

Introduction to Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
The benefits of a successful new product launch are recognized by both global automotive customers and suppliers. An understanding of the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) process, and its management and implementation are critical to the product development multi-disciplinary team: top management, the project manager, product engineering, process engineering, design and development, manufacturing, quality, and purchasing personnel. This introduction to APQP on-demand course provides an overview of the best practices / methodologies for planning and managing the successful launch of a new product. ID# PD530908ON

Introduction to Design of Experiments (DOE) for Engineers
Design of Experiments (DOE) is a methodology that can be effective for general problem solving, as well as for improving or optimizing product design and manufacturing processes. Specific applications of DOE include, but are not limited to, identifying root causes to quality or production problems, identifying optimized design and process settings, achieving robust designs, and generating predictive math models that describe physical system behavior. This introductory on-demand course provides an example scenario to give learners the opportunity to discover situations that may warrant a designed experiment. ID# PD530932ON

Introduction to Design Review Based on Failure Modes (DRBFM)
Design Review Based on Failure Modes is a methodology focused on change management and continuous improvement. It centers on early prevention and engineering knowledge, eliminating time spent debating ranking systems, waiting for lead engineers to document and list their concerns, identifying what types of concerns are open for discussion and resolution, and brainstorming without any actionable closure. This Web Seminar RePlay explains all phases of the DRBFM methodology and provide details on how to accomplish the specific steps. ID# PD331047ON

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) for Robust Design Case Study
This interactive, on-demand Failure Mode and Effects Analysis case study gives you an opportunity to work through the process as an engineer develops an FMEA. From receiving the assignment to creating an FMEA, you’ll discover how to gain essential knowledge, organize a team, and then work with that team to create the FMEA. You’ll explore the goal and assumptions of an FMEA, review the different types of FMEAs, and acquire details of what should be listed in each column of the FMEA form. Test your knowledge as you guide the team leader in his decisions and gain insights into how a successful FMEA is created. ID# PD531422

Root Cause Problem Solving: Methods and Tools

This six module on-demand course introduces the Root Cause Problem Solving approach. It explains how using Root Cause analysis can help improve operational and financial performance by identifying root causes and implementing solutions to significant or reccurring problems. This methodology is used by many major automotive manufacturers to improve quality and customer satisfaction, reduce operation costs, and provide greater employee knowledge of work processes. ID# PD530931


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