APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) is a structured method of defining and establishing the steps necessary to assure that a product satisfies the
APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning)
APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) is a structured method of defining and establishing the steps necessary to assure that a product satisfies the customer. Product Quality Planning requires a planning team to concentrate its efforts on problem prevention. PMC offers APQP Training that covers 5 phases of the tool along with its applications to manufacturing.
The goal of product quality planning is to facilitate communication with everyone involved to assure that all required steps are completed on time.
Some of the benefits of product quality planning are:
- To direct resources to satisfy the customer
- To promote early identification of required changes
- To avoid late changes
- To provide a quality product on time at the lowest cost
Suppliers need to use teams and checklists to accomplish each phase shown on the graph below.
The Automotive Quality Core Tools, also known as Quality Core Tools or just simply Core Tools are key pillars of an effective quality management system. Over 30 years ago, AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) and ASQ (American Society of Quality) collaborated with the domestic automotive manufacturer’s Ford, GM, and Chrysler (now FCA) to establish collective quality methods and tools, which became known as the Quality Core Tools.
Other manufacturing sectors including aerospace, defense, medical, consumer products, transportation, and pharmaceutical adapted these tools over time. Most automotive manufacturers and suppliers require use of one or more of the Core Tools. Therefore, organizations whose employees have mastered the Core Tool processes can assure their customers that the industry’s most qualified individuals are working on their behalf, and that IATF 16949 and applicable quality reference manual requirements will be met without fail. PMC offers Core Tools Training that covers all tools including Advanced Product Quality Planning & Control Plan (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Statistical Process Control (SPC), and Measurement System Analysis (MSA) or provides training for each tool individually. https://bit.ly/3ixCF5j
Additional PMC Quality Services:
Operational Excellence – Operational Excellence is the execution of the business strategy more consistently and reliably than the competition and it is evidenced by results. Operational Excellence integrates management philosophies and methodologies to reach Excellence. However, most of its drivers are based on earlier continuous improvement methodologies, such as Lean Thinking, Six Sigma and Scientific Management. For more information click here: https://bit.ly/383yV9U
International Standards – A quality management system (QMS) is a set of policies, processes, and procedures required for planning and execution (production/development/service) in the core business area of an organization (i.e., areas that can impact the organization’s ability to meet customer requirements). https://bit.ly/3oRt9Ot
Auditing – PMC offers to develop, implement, conduct, and sustain the internal and 2nd Party auditing programs https://bit.ly/3elXQqn. In addition, PMC provides internal and lead auditor training and certification for:
- IATF 16949:2016 – Automotive Quality Management System
- ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management System
- ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System
- ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety System
- ESD S20.20:2014 Electro Static Discharge (ESD) Standard
- VDA 6.3 German Automotive Quality Standard
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