Training for Engineering Managers

We are committed to continuous improvement, and work with our clients to identify and prevent problems in their management systems, development and production processes. 

Every assignment involves knowledge transfer - and our training courses are designed to accelerate this process - showing why change is necessary and demonstrating how you can achieve it.

All our courses are designed for engineers by engineers and delivered by engineers with practical experience of product development - so they can apply the theory in the real world.

Courses available in 2014 include:-

Introduction to Product Liability for Engineers and Managers

A one day course designed for engineers and managers with no legal training, who are responsible for the design, manufacture or marketing of products that may cause loss or injury. We introduce and explain the principles of product liability law and present practical solutions to control and eliminate the risk of litigation due to product defects.

Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA)

This course introduces the FMEA methodology, demonstrating how it is used to identify and reduce the risk of failure by improving product specification and design, or improving the capability of production processes. 

Problem Solving using 8-D and Global 8-D Tools

An introduction the problem solving techniques using the 8-D / Global 8-D method, including an practical workshop to solve 'real problems' nominated by our clients (optional)

Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)


Developed and presented by engineers for engineers, this course provides a practical introduction to the principles of civil and criminal and contract law, and shows how they converge when defective products are found.

Working from first principles we show how the law has developed and what it means for producers,  suppliers and consumers inglobal markets. 

Using real case studies we examine what can wrong and show how you can avoid making similar mistakes. 

Delegates will learn about the tools and techniques they can use to minimise the risk of claims, and lean how they can defend themselves against unjustified claims, as they discover:-

  • What makes a product defective
  • Who is responsible for product defects
  • How they can prevent product defects and potential claims
  • What to do when they discover a defect or potential defect
  • What happens if somebody makes a claim against them
  • The evidence used to make or defend a claim
  • What happens when your products are available in the USA

Matt Snelson, former European Quality Director for TI Automotive commented:-

"Stunell Technology ran a series of Product Liability Training courses across four of our European sites, for 90 employees, to ensure that our engineers, account managers, and directors had a sound understanding of automotive legislation. The course covered the US TREAD Act, NHTSA and European legal aspects, from a very real case study engineering basis. Phil Stunell used break-out groups and discussions to engage all participants. Extremely useful, and managed very well across language barriers."

Why not call Phil stunell on +44 (0) 1772 452240 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information?

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Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)

Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) is a systematic approach to the development of new products and manufacturing processes, that ensures that -

  • The market and customer requirements are understood
  • The proposed design satisfies those requirements
  • The process is able to consistently produce conforming products
  • The risks of failure are understood and effective counter measures are in place

Stunell Technology supports the implementation of APQP and provides training to enable suppliers meet their customer's expectations. Training course has been designed for engineers and engineering managers who are adopting APQP and explains the principles of APQP and demonstrates potential benefits of using the process to manage product development activities.

Why not call Phil stunell on +44 (0) 1772 452240 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information?

or read more here

Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA)

Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA) enables you to anticipate potential problems in product design or manufacture and assesses the effects they might have on the production process and, more importantly, on consumers and members of the public. There are three types of FMEA which may be used at different stages in the development process -

  • System or Concept FMEA
  • Design FMEA
  • Process FMEA

Stunell Technology helps client apply the FMEA process, and provides training for engineers and engineering managers involved in the process.

Bespoke Training

Stunell Technology will work you to ‘tailor’ our standard course to meet your needs, or develop bespoke training if required. For more information please call +44 (0)1772 452240 for an informal discussion with.