Business Improvement

Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)

Course details

(APQP) Advanced Product Quality Planning is a set of procedures and techniques used to develop products in industry. Designed specifically for the automotive industry, APQP has applications in many other sectors. APQP is a defined process for a product development system used by organisations such as; General Motors, Ford, Chrysler and their suppliers. Its objective is to produce a product quality plan which will support the development of a product or service to satisfy customer needs and requirements.

What you will gain
An understanding of the APQP Advanced Product Quality Planning requirements and process
Identify how the APQP process fits within organisational processes
Correlate the Plan Do Study Act (PDSA) model with the APQP cycle
Identify and prioritise the APQP gaps within an organisation

Course includes
(APQP) Advanced Product Quality Planning – objectives and phases of APQP
The interaction between the customer and supplier during APQP
The phases and timings of APQP
An overview of the types of documentation used in APQP and their purpose
An example of APQP Advanced Product Quality Planning in practice

If this training is delivered bespoke, in-company the APQP exercise may be based on one of the client’s products.

Who Should Attend?

  • Individuals and teams with responsibility for zero defect output
  • Self-directed teams and team members with responsibility for the final product

Wales Quality Centre Certificates will be provided for this training.

This training can also be delivered in house contact us for details.

1 day or 2 day delivery.

Members: contact us
Non-Members: contact us


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