19th FMEA Forum in Osnabrück “Gold standards” for FMEA processes and results with and without AI

Double FMEA effectiveness and cut work in half. The FMEA Forum Osnabrück will demonstrate a wide range of solutions.

Experience the forum as:

  • A place for innovative FMEA solutions
  • An oppurtunity to inspire participant interaction
  • A unique networking opportunity

The objective is to share experience ssuccess methods in risk management and to introduce best-practice solutions, developments, trends, and future requirements for FMEA.

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The following exhibitors will be present

APIS Informationstechnologien GmbH

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Bertrandt Group

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Böhme & Weihs Systemtechnik GmbH & Co. KG

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PeakAvenue GmbH

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smart quality solution

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Scope of services

  • Presentations, pictures etc. in the protected download area (after the event)
  • Participant certificate
  • Lunch and catering during coffee/tea breaks, pre-event program and dinner on the first day of the event
  • A pleasant training atmosphere with best service
  • Sufficient free space for exchange of experiences and knowledge transfer
  • Exhibitors on site
  • Pre-evening event

    Tuesday, 5. March 2024, 19:30 o'clock

    Get Together
    Networking and exchange of experiences with refreshing drinks and culinary snacks

    The pre-event event will take place at the event hotel

    Participant fee
    The participation fee is 1.350,00€ (net) or 499,00€ (net) for livestream participation.

    06.03.2024 / 07.03.2024

    Coffee reception with breakfast snack
    The gold standard for FMEA with and without AI Dipl.-Ing. Winfried Dietz, Dietz Consultants GmbH
    “Gold Standard P FMEA” my approach Dr. Alexander Schloske, Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung
    • System structure (what is included in the process FMEA for assembly processes and what is not?)
    • Functional analysis (how do I name the functions, results and activities at each level?)
    • Failure analysis (what is the correct wording and how are the failure webs structured?)
    • Risk analysis (how do I evaluate certain measures, what is avoidance and what is detection, worker self-examination and the four-eye principle?)
    Coffe break
    Safety & Security: Cleverly navigate through the jungle of standards and avoid expensive detours Dipl.-Ing. Silke Wieking-Treml, Bertrandt Group Dr. Michael Gellner, Dietz Consultants GmbH
    • Overlap analyses from the coexistence of standards (e.g. ISO/SAE 21434; ISO 26262; ASPICE; SAEJ 3061; ISO 21448/SOTIF)
    • Practical solutions for a smooth path without stumbling blocks
    Less work, more focus!? - Does AI deliver on its promises? John Achim Holzhauer, Semorai GmbH
    • Current market dynamics and challenges
    • Introduction to the technology of Artificial Intelligence
    • Potentials of AI in the focus area of FMEA
    Lunch buffet
    Methodology of ECU hardware analysis with FMEA Gregor Ilnicki, IAV GmbH
    • Construction of the system structure of an FMEA for ECU hardware
    • Analysis of functions and failures for ECU hardware
    • Safeguarding of ECU hardware in the FMEA through specific preventive, verification, and validation controls
    FMEA: Practical AI application at the interface of D-FMEA (Robust Design) and P-FMEA (Robust Manufacturing Processes) Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Frank Thurner, mts Consulting & Engineering GmbH Dipl.-Ing. Winfried Dietz, Dietz Consultants GmbH
    • Productive coupling of FMEA with an AI for product and process design
    • Demonstration of the approach of power electronics (charge booster, inverter - D-FMEA) and shake-hand process FMEA (laser welding / fluid barrier)
    Coffe break
    FMEA and Taguchi – a fruitful but rarely used connection for process optimization Dr. Dirk Jödicke, Coaching & Prozessoptimierung
    • Robust process by reducing variation
    • Is variation a mistake? Where do we find variation in an FMEA again?
    • What are robust processes or robust products?
    • What is a quality loss function and what is the relationship to S-O-D of an FMEA?
    • How can variation be reduced at all?
    SOTIF HARA and FMEA: Procedure, differences and synergetic intersections Dipl.-Ing. Silke Wieking-Treml, Bertrandt Group
    • Essential aspects for a common understanding of HARA and FMEA in vehicle development
    • Exploration of (in)dependencies for effective risk management
    End of the first day of the event
    Networking and exchange of experiences with a traditional kale meal in the Rampendahl brewery (Hasestrasse 35 in 49074 Osnabrück)
    Coffee reception with breakfast snack
    FMEA requirements for development partners and suppliers in the development and manufacture of vehicle systems Ir. Ronald Koster, BMW Group
    • Evaluation criteria and procedures
    • The role of special characteristics
    Update AI for FMEA Andreas Aichele, Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung
    • What possible applications does AI offer in technical risk analysis?
    • What do practical applications look like?
    • What are the advantages of using artificial intelligence?
    • What could further developments look like?
    Coffe break
    From Design FMEA to Product FMEA: Challenges for the transition from component manufacturer to system provider. Dr.-Ing. Torsten Winkler, WEBER-HYDRAULIK GmbH
    • Construction of an FMEA with function webs from an originally failure web-based approach
    • Implementation of a function web with subsystems, interface functions, and split components
    • Integration of the functional safety concept
    • Transition and construction of the MSR FMEA without media discontinuity
    Lunch buffet
    "Gold Standard D-FMEA" (English presentation) Lassie Li , Dietz Consultants China Co. Ltd.
    • Decomposing features into technical functions
    • Boundary diagrams and system structures
    • Parameter diagrams, system functions, noise factors
    Final speech and farewell Dipl.-Ing. Winfried Dietz, Dietz Consultants GmbH
    End of the event
    Speakers of the presentationsHere you can see the speakers who will give the presentations at the event.
    Dipl.-Ing. Winfried Dietz

    Dietz Consultants GmbH

    Winfried Dietz is the founder and managing partner of DIETZ Consultants with subsidiaries in Asia and North America. He shoulders the responsibility of the FMEA business area development. Winfried Dietz has more than 30 years of practical experience, 25 years thereof as a consultant, trainer and coach. Other areas of interest and work include APQP, 8D, PPAP and functional safety and their interactions. Winfried Dietz is the organiser of the annual Osnabrück FMEA Forum.

    Dr. Alexander Schloske

    Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung

    Mr Schloske is a senior expert at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineeringand Automation IPA in Stuttgart. He has several years of project experience in qualitymanagement, in the most diverse sectors. Professionally, his points of main effort involvemethodical FMEA-based product and process optimisation operations, as well as thesafeguarding (as per ISO 26262) of mechatronic systems vis-à-vis the aspect of ‘functionalsafety’. He delivers lectures on quality management at the University of Stuttgart; alsoon the topic of quality management in product development at the Vienna University ofTechnology. He is a speaker at various educational institutions, such as the German Societyfor Quality e.V. (DGQ).

    Dipl.-Ing. Silke Wieking-Treml

    Bertrandt Group

    Silke Wieking-Treml studied chemical engineering at the FH Münster / Dept. Steinfurt and technical business administration in the 1990s after her training as a laboratory technician (Berlin). After her studies, she began her professional career in the automotive supplier industry and with various engineering service providers. In her first position, she set up an automotive testing laboratory and a QM system at an extrusion coater (NRW, Germany) and found that setting up new things in the greenfield, structuring and conceptualizing QMSs, CAQ software implementations, and other automotive projects became her passion. In this context, she consistently pursues her credo of continuously expanding and passing on knowledge. She has always implemented this on behalf of service providers at various OEMs and suppliers in Germany as well as in Russia, Mexico, Switzerland, Austria, and Hungary. The technical focuses of the last more than 20 years were design and process FMEA moderations (including E/E systems), CAQ system introductions, QM trainings, and QM method implementations. For more than 2 years, she has been leading projects in functional safety at a well-known OEM according to ISO 26262 via the BETRANDT Technikum GmbH as project manager and FuSi Work Product trainer and further educated herself in the safety & security area in the environment of SOTIF and ASPICE in 2022. As a result of the latter, she came up with the idea of the Normenblüte, which is intended to efficiently support hardware and software developers in their technical conception and comparison of risk analysis methods of various safety & security standards.

    John Achim Holzhauer

    Semorai GmbH

    John Achim Holzhauer, 26, is the founder and CEO of Semorai GmbH, with locations in Karlsruhe and Heilbronn. His passion for engineering and entrepreneurship was sparked in his childhood by the family-owned farm and his father’s work in the concrete industry. During his studies in industrial engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, he was able to expand his knowledge in the fields of engineering, IT, and business. In roles at Daimler, Bosch, and Bertelsmann, as well as in research at the wbk Institute for Production Technology, he developed solutions for the automation and control of production facilities, with a focus on artificial intelligence since 2019.
    With the mission of giving engineers more freedom to develop highly innovative solutions for the challenges of our generation, he founded Semorai GmbH in 2022. Within 2 years, the team grew to 14 employees and a close network of 50 additional developers. In collaboration with OEMs and suppliers in the automotive, mechanical engineering, and medical technology industries, the team continues to develop their core technology, an AI-based engineer. Semorai’s previous solutions include the creation and quality assurance of specifications for OEMs, the automated evaluation of incoming customer inquiries and quote creation for suppliers, as well as the gradual automation of the FMEA. Additional services are currently in development. For their work, the team has been honored with various awards, most recently by RISE EUROPE as one of the most promising AI startups in Europe.

    Gregor Ilnicki

    IAV GmbH

    Expert in Preventive Quality Assurance
    Coach for System and Process Design
    Six Sigma Trainer and Troubleshooter

    After studying digital control technology at the TU, he first started as a development engineer at WABCO in Hannover. He dealt with ECUs for use in commercial and passenger vehicles. Thanks to his work with the system supplier, he had to deal with all aspects of the life cycle of a control unit; from the idea to design, series development and production as well as service and recycling. In doing so, he gained extensive experience in the field of hardware and software as well as mechanics and manufacturing technologies. After changing his field of activity, he moved to India and expanded his competence as a branch manager with experiences from the industry in Asia. After returning to Germany, he continued to head the development department here for several years. He then switched to the role of consultant in the field of preventive quality assurance.
    He first encountered FMEA and Six Sigma in the late nineties and since then the topic has not let him go. As a Master Black Belt, he has mainly dedicated himself to preventive quality assurance through the use of 6σ methods in the last 10 years, true to the motto “With the right methods, hit the bull’s eye immediately”. He developed the special approach for the FMEA of hardware or software and made his contribution to the standardization of FMEA processes and neutral evaluation of their quality. In the field of process design, he dealt with the modeling of processes according to the SIPOC++ concept in order to determine their value creation and evaluate the efficiency already in the design phase.He is currently modeling the probability of success of improvement projects.
    Today, in addition to his activity as a PQA expert at IAV, he works as an independent consultant / analyst and trainer for companies in Europe, Asia and America. He also works as a speaker for the German Society for Quality e.V. (DGQ) and other institutions.

    Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Frank Thurner

    mts Consulting & Engineering GmbH

    Contech Software & Engineering GmbH https://www.contech-analyser.de/

    Frank Thurner is the founder and managing partner of both companies. He is an expert in robust products and stable processes in development and production, as well as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
    Since 2006, he has been supporting industrial companies in product and process optimizations, safeguards, industrialization, and quality management. With the Robust Design method and the Engineering AI Analyser® he developed, he ensures significant savings in resources, energy, material, and costs. For this, he was awarded the Bavarian Resource Efficiency Prize 2021.

    Dr. Dirk Jödicke

    Coaching & Prozessoptimierung

    Dirk Jödicke studied chemistry in Bochum and Oviedo (Spain). After taking a doctorate in Organic Chemistry, he began his professional career in the sheet glass industry. In laboratories, pilot plants and production facilities in this industry, he worked on innovative glass and plastic composite systems, thin semiconductor films, lithium-ion conductive polymers, electrochromics, photochromics and other systems to exploit variable properties in glass for architectural and automotive applications. Numerous inventions subsequently led to the successful market launch of so-called intelligent windows with variable light transmission. Dirk Jödicke was Head of Research and Development and Head of Quality Assurance, and as a Six Sigma Master Black Belt he is now a freelance consultant for Six Sigma in statistical data analysis, statistical design of experiment, and process optimization.

    Ir. Ronald Koster

    BMW Group

    With over 20 years of experience in various industries, from research to production to finance, I have a broad knowledge and solid expertise. My certifications in Black Belt Lean Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma underline my skills in process optimization and quality improvement. As a current member of the team at BMW, where I am responsible for the quality methods in the development of interior and exterior, I contribute significantly to advancing the standards and innovations in the automotive industry.

    Andreas Aichele

    Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung

    Andreas Aichele is a research associate at Fraunhofer IPA.Besides researching new approaches to quality management methods for currentindustry problems, he supports companies by training and facilitating thesemethods. The focus here is on technical risk management via FMEA and specialcharacteristics, as well as quality optimization using statistical methods.

    Dr.-Ing. Torsten Winkler


    Torsten Winkler heads the system development department at WEBER-HYDRAULIK and has over 10 years of experience in the field of complex hydraulic systems. He is responsible for the mechanical and hydraulic system components. His other areas of responsibility include innovation, patent affairs, and being the KBA representative.

    Lassie Li

    Dietz Consultants China Co. Ltd.

    Lassie Li is the General Manager of Dietz Consultants China. She has more than 15 years working experience as FMEA facilitator, FMEA trainer and consultants in different fields of industries, e.g. Home appliance industry, automobile industry, aerospace industry, China railway industry, chemical industry, machinery and electronics industry. FMEA forums Germany and China organizer and facilitator since 2015.

    About our hotel recommendationsFor our participants, a limited contingent of rooms is available at the indicated hotels at a preferential price of 129 € excl. breakfast (23 € per person). Please make the reservation yourself directly at the hotel in good time, referring to the event.
    Vienna House Remarque
    Natruper-Tor-Wall 1, 49076 Osnabrück
    +49 541 6096-0
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