07. - 09. November 2023

Free Online Event with Topics related to the Product Lifecycle

With the digital transformation, the challenges in quality management are growing, complexity is increasing and so are the demands in product development. Do you want to achieve outstanding quality in the development of your products in the areas of engineering, production and services?

Join the Quality & Engineering Circle and find out how you can become a quality champion along the entire product lifecycle.

The free online event will take place from 07-09 November 2023. It offers you the opportunity to learn more about current trends and developments and to exchange ideas with other experts and peers. Our top-class speakers will give you valuable insights and practical tips, e.g. on the networking of Design and Process FMEA, Drawing Integration, Special Characteristics, Functional Safety, FMEA-MSR, 8D and much more.  

This event is now being held for the fourth time. Last year, the format already reached around 600 registrations from various industries worldwide.  

"It is informative, well-structured content that covers many different areas of interest, so they may find solutions to problems they face in their daily work," said one participant about the content presented at the Engineering Circle 2022.

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Day 1 | November 7th, 2023

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM (CET)

Ready for Digital Transformation

Are you curious how you can achieve quality excellence with our new open and scalable SaaS platform in Engineering, Production and Services?

Time to find out how to become quality champion along the entire product life cycle with PeakAvenue.

Ulrich Mangold, CEO, PeakAvenue
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (CET)

Dealing Full Architecture FMEA in Complex Organization (Multi Technologies, Product Types, Business Units, Plants)


  • FMEA as knowledge management system, able to link Design FMEA, Process FMEA,
  • Machinery FMEA, Control Plan, Maintenance Plan
  • Manage high complexity R&D Processes
  • Manage multiplant Process FMEA
  • Manage Special Characteristics in compliance with VDA guidelines
Renato Fabbri, Senior Consultant Partner, CUBO Consulenza
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM (CET)

FMEA-MSR: a closer look to existing case studies

We use some standard examples from VDA 4 product & process FMEA 2012, AIAG & VDA FMEA handbook 2019 and SAE J1739 2021 for showing case studies of the FMEA-MSR. Specifically we consider the following topics:

  • Do we need to analyze all DFMEA failure causes in the FMEA-MSR
  • How does the FMEA-MSR communicate / interact with the underlying DFMEA?
  • How to turn new monitoring / response concepts into “functions” of the product?
Dr. Johann Schuster, FMEA Koordinator, Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH
Dr. Karin Ammon, Product Management, PeakAvenue GmbH
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM (CET)

Building cross-company consensus for change: Best practices for scaling-up a more mature quality risk culture

James McDermott, PeakAvenenue Americas, will lead a presentation delivering useful strategies that organizations can employ to change culture, embed new processes, and build the business case required to drive a more mature quality risk discipline. The presentation will reference real examples and will appeal to automotive suppliers of all sizes.

James Mc Dermott, General Manager, PeakAvenue Americas GmbH

Day 2 | November 8th, 2023

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM (CET)

Evaluation of the diagnostic coverage for safety-relevant systems in automated drive applications for mobile construction machinery

Harmonizing Functional Safety and FMEA in the professional software tool e1ns

Safety functions in mobile machinery can be integrated into the system FMEA as a higher-level functional ADD-ON to ensure compliance with safety standards. However, for the implementation of the hardware architectures resulting from ISO 13849, guidelines and approaches for the integration of defined safety functions into the standardized structure of the FMEA are missing. In this session, interfaces and synergies between functional safety and FMEA will be highlighted. Possibilities for harmonizing FMEA and functional safety according to ISO 13849 are presented using the professional FMEA software tool from PLATO.

Dipl.-Ing. Christa Düsing, XCMG European Research Center GmbH
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (CET)

Effective and reliable fire protection through integrated design and process FMEAs at Minimax: consistency and linkage

Discover how we develop and link design and process FMEAs collectively in our company. We present the current status and our future ideas for a more efficient FMEA application.

Douglas Stuth, Minimax GmbH
Sven Föhre, Minimax Viking Research & Development GmbH
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM (CET)

Introduction to the APQP system and how we use it in automotive

Adrian Barbu, Head of Supplier Quality Management, will present the approach of APQP in the automotive industry and how they handle this in the supply chain. This will show the Steps of Advanced Product Quality Planning including Sampling Process and Sampling Decisions.

Adrian Barbu, Head of Supplier Quality Management, HELLA Romania S.R.L.

Day 3 | November 9th, 2023

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM (CET)

IQS a CAQ system in an international automotive production environment

Our speakers from FIT Voltaira Group will talk about the roll-out of the iqs CAQ system in an international automotive production environment and present its project achievements and results.

Mathias Reips, Head of Global Quality, FIT Voltaira Group
Anton Silchenko, Project Quality Manager, FIT Voltaira Group
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM (CET)

8D process - much more than just 8D report

With a well designed complaint management system, companies not only meet their customers' needs, but also increase product quality and constantly tap cost reduction potentials. By linking 8D with defects and causes from FMEA, you receive direct feedback. Learn how this can help you keep your FMEA up to date.

Jörg Schneider, Sales, PeakAvenue GmbH
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM (CET)

Possible applications of AI to support FMEA moderation (Copilot)

The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in the process of failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) moderation opens up new horizons for efficiency in the processing of this important quality management method.

Sebastian Leopold, CTO, PeakAvenue GmbH
Dr. Thiemo Zambanini, COO, PeakAvenue GmbH

*Topics are subject to change

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