This book defines the correct procedures for doing a failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) to achieve high quality in products and processes, outlining how to successfully apply the FMEA procedure in design, development, manufacturing, and service applications.
Carl S. Carlson is a consultant and instructor in the areas of FMEA, reliability program planning, and other reliability engineering disciplines. He also currently supports clients of ReliaSoft Corporation. He has thirty years' experience in reliability testing, engineering, and management positions, including manager of product reliability at General Motors. He co-chaired the cross-industry team that developed the commercial FMEA standard (SAE J1739, 2002 version) and was a past member of the Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS) Advisory Board. He holds a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and is a Certified Reliability Engineer.