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Overview of APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning)


Intended Audience

Product design engineers, product development professionals, quality engineers.

Time To Complete

1.5 hours (0.2 CEUs)

What is APQP?

Advanced Product Quality Planning, or APQP for short creates a roadmap for developing new products complete with time-based milestones and decision points along the way. A major objective of APQP is to provide a vehicle for suppliers and with customers to work together when developing a new product. This helps assure that the product is delivered on time and with the highest added-value. New Product Introductions (NPIs) have a greater success rate when the principles of the APQP approach are followed.

APQP has five formal phases. Each phase is connected to and triggers the next. APQP is not a “use what I like and ignore the rest” approach. It represents a continuum in which each phase builds upon the next. Some organizations precede the “official” five phases with a “Phase 0” that includes forming a team, defining the scope of the project, conducting an initial assessment of the projects’ feasibility and establishing documentation and communication protocols.

Overview of APQP Online Training

The Overview of APQP training is ideal for managers and supervisors who oversee departments responsible for Advanced Product Quality Planning.  This is a short online course intended to explain the basic approach and scope of the Advanced Product and Quality Planning (APQP) methodology.  We also offer the Fundamentals of APQP that is designed for employees who are responsible for conducting or participating in the APQP process.

This Training Enables Learners To...

  • Explain the purpose of the APQP process.
  • Describe the five phases of the APQP process.
  • List the steps necessary to prepare for an APQP.

Recommended Prerequisites

  • Mistake-Proofing or Error-Proofing or the equivalent understanding of the difference between fixing problems after they happen and preventing problems from happening in the first place such.

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