This course is available as an onsite training course in 8, 16, or 24 hour versions. It is offered publicly as an 8-hour training session.
Commonly used and required in the Automotive Industry and incorporated into customer specific requirements of ISO/TS 16949, the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) is a structured process for improving the quality of processes, products, and the overall quality system.
APQP is a method of determining project feasibility based on identified critical characteristics in part design weighed against manufacturing capabilities. Cross functional team input helps to eliminate the possibility of failures from the prototype phase through production launch.
The APQP creates a systematic flow for defining key product or process characteristics. Once defined, the process is used to create (plan) internal controls over the identified key characteristics such that the manufacturing process actually creates 'planned for' quality, finished goods. The controls help to eliminate common conditions or errors that might increase the cost of manufacturing the product like rework, scrap, and down time. Low production costs and quality product equals satisfied customers. Achieving the 'plan' equals a satisfied boss as profits are generated as 'planned'. Get happier customers and a happier boss by attending this structured, hands-on training session with QAI.
APQP is an important, integral, and dynamic planning tool that is usually demanded in the Automotive Industry but has good application outside that sector.
If planning for the manufacture of quality finished products at the lowest costs, APQP is a process that you may want to investigate,
If customer requirements dictate the use of APQP, then optimize your use of this important quality planning tool and get out of the rut of just going through the motions to meet customer requirements.
Our workshop based training class is a thought-out, easy-to-understand, hands-on based training class that incorporates the why's of doing APQP with the how's of doing this. A start to finish case study with commonly used (sometimes required) forms are incorporated into the course.
Course design by APQP experts. Course instruction by a practitioner.
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Taught publicly as a 8-hour hands-on course. This class is also available in 2 day onsite class for greater detail.
Also, available as an onsite class in 8 hour, 16 hour, or 24 hour training sessions.
In a fluid, 5-step, and well-executed APQP teaching sequence, students learn to make advanced planning for quality actually work using industry standard forms and practices.
Plan and Define - (Set Goals)
Determine customer wants and needs: Plan a product strategy and vision based on the needs, wants, and requirements Insure that customer needs and expectations are known and clearly understood. Accept inputs : voice of the customer, business plan, product/product benchmark data, assumptions, customer inputs Set Goals: Design Goals, Reliability Goals, preliminary Bill of Materials, Process Flow Chart, Product Assurance Plan, and Management Support Determine customer wants and needs: Plan a product strategy and vision based on the needs, wants, and requirements Insure that customer needs and expectations are known and clearly understood. Accept inputs : voice of the customer, business plan, product/product benchmark data, assumptions, customer inputs Set Goals: Design Goals, Reliability Goals, preliminary Bill of Materials, Process Flow Chart, Product Assurance Plan, and Management Support
Product Design and Development
All design factors considered
Define and prioritize characteristics for special product and product controls
Government regulations - Technology opportunities
Customer Satisfaction/Quality -Program Timing -Environment
Safety -Design Leadership -Functional Images -Serviceability
Complexity -New Features & Technology -Global -Mfg. Plan
Volumes -Expenditures -Price Strategy -Variable Cost -Profitability
Process Design and Development
Plan(s) that ensures targets will be achieved through: Design, Engineering, Manufacturing, Sales, Services Packaging
Consideration of: History, Current capability, Planned capability, Impact of failure,
Risk/Management target with sub-plans for CAE, Reliability, Prototypes, Timing, etc.
Product and Process Validation
Execute plan(s) for quality design, engineering, manufacturing, sales and service CAE, Reliability, Prototypes, Timing, etc
Base Product Development activity, sub-plans and associated tools and methods with measurable output:
Verified designs, tools, parts and vehicles:
System/part designs, Tests/test data, Prototypes, Tools, Production systems/parts, Production vehicles, Sales
Feedback, Assessment and Corrective Action
Inputs and Outputs
Variation reduction plans. Customer satisfaction. Customer specific requirements as outputs.
Verify that quality goals have been met in Final product
Market Analysis of Sales/marketing results and Service/warranty data
Performance assessment to original goals:
Customer satisfaction, Product success for profitability and for volumes