American Society for Quality
 Section 0904 - East Central Indiana
PO Box 3147  Muncie, IN 47307-1147

The source of Quality Professionalism in East Central Indiana


November 2019 Membership Meeting
ASQ Section 0904 - East Central Indiana

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
to be held at

Greek's Pizzeria

813 East McGalliard Rd, Muncie, IN
Across from the Muncie Mall


6:00 PM  The Old FMEA
by Steve Zylka

Dinner 6:30 PM   Pizza Buffet
Section Buys !

Section Business

Introduction of Speaker



"The New FMEA"
by Steve Zylka

About the Preclinic: 

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) is an analytical methodology used to ensure that potential problems have been considered and addressed throughout the product and process development process.  Part of the evaluation and analysis is the assessment of risk.  FMEA is a familiar tool to Quality Engineers.

About the Program: 

AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) and VDA (Verband der Automobilindustrie) have partnered to publish a new FMEA Handbook.  Our Section is now a member of AIAG and purchased a copy.  Steve Zylka has prepared this program.

The new FMEA Handbook incorporates the best practices from both AIAG and VDA methodologies.  There is a new process for FMEA development - the 7-Step Approach.

Other changes:

  • Totally revised Severity, Occurrence and Detection Tables
  • The Action Priority (AP) replaces RPN
  • New Form Sheets and Software Report Views
  • Change point highlights from both the previous AIAG and VDA handbooks.


Two FMEA Files contributed by Joe Adams:  1  2

About our Speakers:  

Steve Zylka is a longtime member of this Section and recently retired from Mursix.  His is still active in the Quality field.

Post-Meeting Follow-up:  Eight members enjoyed Steve's presentation.


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