DRBFM Mastery Program

Transform your analysis process into a value added engineering tool that supports engineers to deliver Reliable Products and Processes.

Just imagine a company culture that is focused on adding value to the customer experience through continuous improvement.  A company that supports engineers by ensuring all time spent doing analysis is directly related to developing a design that meets requirements and customer expectations.  A company that makes product decisions based on engineering knowledge and engineering confidence in their design.  A company that is sought after based on market dominance in quality and reliability.

Do you share these frustrations:

  • I spend hours doing analysis that doesn’t support helping me make design decisions; it seems like a paperwork exercise that is a waste of time.
  • I am tired of engineers arguing about ranking numbers or if potential design failure modes will or will not happen.
  • I do everything “they” tell me to, but there are still too many issues identified during launch, requiring continued engineering resources beyond production release.
  • Design changes get approved for production, but they have a negative impact on the manufacturing processes, internal and at suppliers.
  • My customer/management requires me to complete the DRBFM process on my design change, but I have no idea where to start or when I am finished.

Design Review Based on Failure Modes (DRBFM) is a methodology focused on change management and continuous improvement. It centers on early identification and prevention of issues, meeting customer expectations and growth of engineering knowledge.  DRBFM is a focused process that supports an engineering mind-set and eliminates waste, such as debating rankings and mindless brainstorming.  DRBFM creates a quality culture where all activity supports the engineer.  Managers will feel confident in their decisions since they will be based on engineering evidence (data).

In just two days, you will learn about the DRBFM quality culture and the Four Steps of the DRBFM process.

You will learn the foundation steps of the process and the information flow from one step to the next. This course will also offer an overview of the Design Review Based on Test Results (DRBTR) methodology, including DRBTR objectives and common techniques.

This offer includes a copy of my Ebook, [Design Review Based on Failure Modes (DRBFM) and Design Review Based on Test Results (DRBTR) Process Guidebook (http://books.sae.org/book-pd251136)], that will provide fundamental information for each step of the DRBFM and DRBTR processes. You will also receive excel templates to complete hands on exercises to gain a deeper understanding of the inputs and outputs of each step.

The course is divided into modules that are building blocks for the next steps of the process. At the end of each module you will be given time to complete an example within the provided templates and answer some quiz questions to make sure there is a foundation of knowledge before moving onto the next step of the process. Since proficiency is only gained by doing, participants are encouraged to bring a DRBFM example to work on during the class.

First let me tell you what I am not going to do:

I will not waste your time just explaining the definition of what information goes into each cell of the spreadsheets.  I will not try to convince you the DRBFM process will resolve any concerns you have with DFMEA process.

What I will give you is a roadmap to success that you control on your terms.

You Will:

  • Learn DRBFM is a creative process designed to uncover hidden design weaknesses.  No more endless brainstorming, arguing and debating, and the overwhelming feeling of endless paperwork!
  • Learn how the DRBFM process supports the engineer’s daily activity and supports the development of a quality and reliable design.  No more attending analysis meetings to check-the-box and waste valuable engineering resources.
  • Learn how to create a robust design that enables discussion between all engineering disciplines, validation, and manufacturing (including suppliers).  No more surprises of last minute issues from interfaces, manufacturing or suppliers.
  • Become 100% clear in your vision of product and process change control that addresses internal and supplier responsibilities.
  • Discover your vision how to provide information to your customers and managers that creates a quality culture and engineering mind-set.  No more wasting the time of engineers, managers, suppliers, manufacturing and customers.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed to support the roles of management, design engineers, manufacturing engineers, supplier quality, validation, materials and aftermarket engineering.  If you are affected by an engineering technical decision, this course is for you.  Mastering the course content will improve launch effectiveness, and product and process quality and reliability.