Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) will offer a Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) training on March 15, 2017 from 8:00am-4:00pm in Meadville. FMEA helps uncover potential failures before they occur while investigating at-risk processes, components, or whole products. This hands-on class will teach you how to construct and analyze both product and process FMEAs. Identifying and managing risk is a critical aspect of the ISO 9001:2015 standard, so this course is an excellent opportunity to train employees.

In addition to FMEA, a training on Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is scheduled on March 28th from 8:00am-4:00pm in DuBois. RCA provides disciplined approach to problem solving. Participants will learn how to clearly define problems, develop a sampling and data collection strategy, use analytics tools, and improve processes to prevent future issues.

The instructor for both courses is Megan E. Burns, Regional Managing Director at InSource Solutions. Megan, a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, has more than 15 years of industrial engineering experience in a variety of operational environments.” In addition to leading her own projects, she has trained and mentored hundreds of others from companies such as GE, American Eagle Outfitters, Bombardier, Foamex International. Liberty Electronics, Michael Baker Corp., Schneider Downs & Co. and the University of Pittsburgh.