Imagine that errors do not occur, so you do not have to use time, resources and ultimately money to fix the error again. This can happen with the risk management tool DFMEA – with this tool, you’ll control your product.

DFMEA – Control your product

Imagine that errors do not occur, so you do not have to use time, resources and ultimately money to fix the error again. DFMEA stands for Design Failure Mode Effect Analysis and is a proactive risk management tool that gives you and your business the opportunity to detect the errors and correct them already in the design process.
Experts estimate Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ) – that is, how much it costs to make errors – to be five to 30 percent of the gross revenue for most companies.

As an example of how much you lose on errors, imagine a company that turnover 100 million dollars per week and has a COPQ of 20 percent. So from a five-day working week, a whole day will go to produce products that can not be used!

Fortunately, DFMEA is a unique tool for quality assurance of your products. You will achieve control of your products from the start of the production process.

DFMEA is for all companies working with process design. There are several different types of Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) – for example Process FMEA (PFMEA). But in LSV Group we work primarily with DFMEA – Design Failure Mode Effect Analysis.

So, say goodbye to errors and the firefighting culture in your organization by using DFMEA.

Benefits of DFMEA Training?

  • You will be able to predict risk factors
  • You will be in control of your design
  • You will do things right the first time
  • You get to know your product thoroughly
  • You avoid a lot of mistakes
  • You avoid a lot of complaints
  • You are going to save money
  • You will have the opportunity to create a culture change in the organization
  • You will be able to uncover stakeholders’ requirements and concerns regarding the product

What is included in the price?

  • Thorough training in DFMEA
  • Onsite support in the company
  • The possibility to work with your own products
  • A DFMEA toolkit with tools, templates, and guidelines

DFMEA – Traning

Of course, we are always open to the needs of our customers, but we have developed some training models that ensure that your company get the most out of DFMEA.

Traning 1: 3 Week Basic DFMEA Training

With our basic training, participants will get a thorough understanding of the DFMEA tool. How to use it, why it is important to use and last but not least, the course participants will leave the course with a change in mindset. In the model below you can see how LSV Group’s 3 Week Basic DFMEA Training looks like.


Days 1 and 2

Classroom training, Introduction to DFMEA and support

Day 14


Day 21

Summarizing and Support

Training 2: DFMEA Key Facilitator Training (5 days)

Do you want to implement a sustainable DFMEA culture in your organization? Then we recommend that your company also choose a DFMEA Key Facilitator Training preferably two to four weeks after the basic training. The training are targeted employees who are going to be ambassadors for DFMEA.

The course includes three days of training and two days of follow-up training/support 2 weeks after.

What you get with DFMEA-facilitator training:

  • Change Management
  • Tools for handling conflicts
  • You learn to quality assure the DFMEA process
  • You learn to understand DFMEA thoroughly
  • You learn to become a resource that can challenge the designers on the quality
  • You learn to train and facilitate DFMEA in the organization
  • You get educational tools to become a good DFMEA coach


Price base sequence DKK 90,000,- excl. VAT
(DKK 112,500,- incl. VAT)

Price facilitator training DKK 112,500,- xcl. VAT
(DKK 140,625,- incl. VAT)

Price for both courses DKK 195,000,- excl. Vat
(DKK 243,750,- incl. VAT)

Write to salg@lsvgroup.com to order

We Map The Product And Ask The Right Questions

In a product, there are always a number of requirements for each individual element. We map the requirements we know.

For example, look at a shopping cart. The customer expects that the wheels on the cart slide easily and that there are room for many items in the shopping cart. Other requirements could be that there is be room for a child to sit in the cart and that the seat is comfortable to sit on.

In DFMEA, we work with mapping what the requirements for the individual parts are, for example the wheels on the shopping cart, the seat etc., but also what is needed to get the individual parts to fit together and eventually can become a shopping cart.

Every single element will be briefly reviewed to ensure the correct quality. This is done in collaboration with the employees within the company, who have the technical knowledge.

In LSV Group, we therefore offer the framework (DFMEA) and the ability to thoroughly ask the right questions in order to illustrate risk elements in the design that the company may not even think of.

DFMEA is therefore the link between designers, production and other relevant stakeholders – a kind of communication tool that ensures that employees and any suppliers have a common risk picture.

With DFMEA, we make sure that all elements of the design have been thoroughly examined to avoid errors and ultimately waste of the company’s money.

How we work with DFMEA

There are many steps in the work on Design Failure Mode Effect Analysis,
but roughly speaking, there are three phases in the DFMEA work. Below is a general overview:

Phase 1 - Gathering Knowledge

  • Employees must understand the task and product design

Phase 2 - mapping

  • The product is being reviewed
  • A risk picture is made
  • Selection of elements that need improvement
  • All stakeholders must agree on the risk picture
  • All products and sub-assemblies are reviewed for potential errors

Phase 3 - Action Plan

  • What actions are there to reduce the risk picture?
  • Ownership, deadlines and deliveries must be defined

Why DFMEA at LSV Group

At LSV Group, we are not afraid to search for the root cause and “put the facts on the table”.
We have solid experience in DFMEA and have worked with products of high complexity.

Our experienced DFMEA trainers are ready to advise you.

There are many who are working in different directions within DFMEA, but we have the ability to standardize the analysis tool so that everyone speaks the same language and works in the same direction.

We provide a risk assessment from many angles and have the skills and competencies to gather all key stakeholders and communicate with them so that they understand the importance of the work.

In addition, we have many years of experience with LEAN Six Sigma and are therefore trained in a business culture, where data is constantly being processed.

As a result of our LEAN Six Sigma background, we also have experience in implementing business cultures and can therefore help you and your business to stand alone with DFMEA after our exit from the organization.