Our Chapter will be co-sponsoring two very interesting events in November. Details for the first event on Tuesday, Nov. 10:

Failure Mode & Effects Analysis:

The new 7 Step approach!


Sponsor:   IEEE Boston/Providence/New Hampshire Reliability Chapter

                  Please visit our website at www.ieee.org/bostonrel

Host:       IEEE Boston/Providence/New Hampshire Reliability Chapter

FREE Webinar

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 the most commonly used risk analysis method in the automotive and aerospace industries, and helps manufacturers and suppliers to predict and prevent failures in both the product development and part production processes.

In the Automotive industry, OEMs (US and Europe) have harmonized their regional FMEA manuals into an international guide on Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA). The revised handbook represents the culmination of a four-year project updating the FMEA process for automotive suppliers. The project was a joint effort between OEMs and Tier 1 supplier members of the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA), Germany’s association for automotive manufacturers and suppliers. The result is one common foundation for FMEAs across all global automotive sectors represented by AIAG and VDA.

In addition to making it easier for suppliers to meet their customers’ needs during the FMEA development process, the handbook features major changes such as a new process for FMEA development – the 7-Step Approach. Important changes include the following:

  • Totally revised Severity, Occurrence and Detection Tables.
  • The Action Priority (AP) methodology and Tables to replace RPN.
  • New Form Sheets (spreadsheet users) and Software Report Views (software users).
  • Change point highlights from both the AIAG 4th edition FMEA Manual and the VDA Volume 4 FMEA Manual.

Join us as we discuss this very important topic!

Date and Time

  • Date: Tuesday, 10 November 2020
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM PACIFIC


This Webinar is tentatively planned to be delivered through Google Meet, but may be switched to Zoom.

At registration, you must provide a valid e-mail address to receive the Webinar Session link approximately 18 hours before the event.


  • Email event contact
  • Michael W. Bannan, Chair
  • Boston/Providence/New Hampshire Reliability Chapter


  • Starts 1 October 2020 12:00 AM
  • Ends 9 November 2020 6:00 PM
  • All times are US/Eastern
  • No Admission Charge

Speaker: Angelo Scangas of Quality Support Group, Inc.


Angelo Scangas; President; Quality Support Group, Inc. – an International Consulting and Training organization.

Angelo has worked in the Automotive, Aerospace, Medical and Electronic industries for close to 30 years, holding positions in Operations, Quality and Engineering.

He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from WPI, M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering from UMASS.


10:00 AM Pacific   Technical Presentation

11:00 AM Pacific   Adjournment

The meeting is open to all.  You do not need to belong to the IEEE to attend this event; however, we welcome your consideration of IEEE membership as a career enhancing technical affiliation.

There is no cost to register or attend, but registration is required. 

The second event that we are co-sponsoring is listed below. Please go to the Link or to our the Events page for more details:

Symposium on Reliability for Electronics and Photonics Packaging (November 12-13) (IEEE- REPP).

Abstract due date: September 15, 2020

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Sponsored by IEEE SCV Reliability Chapter

Time: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Pacific

Register here




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