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Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)



Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) is a structured method of defining and establishing the steps necessary to assure that a product satisfies the customer. It provides a set of detailed requirements to be undertaken at each stage in the APQP system. APQP is used when a new and/or significantly changed product or process could lead to a failure that would expose the supplier to customer dissatisfaction, safety concerns, or unplanned increase of cost to produce. The goal of APQP is to facilitate communication between all persons and activities involved in a program and ensure that all required steps are completed on time, of high quality and at acceptable cost.


This presentation can be used to brief your employees to create awareness of the APQP quality standard. Alternatively, the presentation can be used to supplement your IAFT 16949:2016  and/or ISO 9001:2015 materials for the training of QA professionals and internal auditors.

NOTE: This presentation includes a free copy of Control Plan template (Excel format).


Learning Objectives​

1. Provide background knowledge on APQP.
2. Gain an overview of the APQP process and the key activities.
3. Define the 5 phases of APQP, including the input and output requirements.
4. Learn how to define a Control Plan.


1. Overview of APQP
About AIAG
Introduction to APQP
Background of APQP
Working in Silos Results in Poor Quality Design
What is Quality Planning?
What is APQP?
APQP Acronyms
Goal of APQP
Benefits of APQP to the Customer
Benefits of APQP to the Supplier
Roadblocks to APQP
APQP Process Flow
The 5 Phases of APQP

2. APQP Process
The APQP Process is Based on the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) Cycle
APQP Timing Chart
APQP Phases & Key Activities
Preparing for APQP
Phase 1: Plan & Define Program
Phase 2: Product Design & Development
Phase 3: Process Design & Development
Phase 4: Product & Process Validation
Phase 5: Feedback Assessment & Corrective Action
List of APQP Elements

Exercise: APQP Phases
Core Tools
APQP: Key Takeaways

3. Control Plan
Control Plan
Control Plan Template
Control Plan: Tool Interaction
Anatomy of the Control Plan
Example of Control Plan
Control Plan: Reviewer's Checklist
Control Plan & APQP


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