Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

AS9110 and AS9120 have moved to new sites. Click here for AS9110 or Click here for AS9120.

What is APQP?

What is Advanced Product Quality Planning?

APQP stands for Advanced Product Quality Planning. It is a disciplined process for suppliers to ensure they are capable of designing product and/or manufacturing systems that will meet their customers’ requirements. It outlines a process for introduction of a new product while minimizing risk for you and your customer.

Learn More about APQP with this Tutorial:

APQP Tutorial

APQP stands for Advanced Product Quality Planning

It is how a new or revision to an existing product is designed, developed, manufactured and controlled.

APQP is

  • A process, not an event
  • Structured methodology
  • Assures customer satisfaction

The output of APQP is

The Continual Improvement of Product Realization.

APQP is one of five Core Tools

Application

Existing Products – After product launch, process monitoring and review is used

  • as a catalyst for continual improvement
  • to prevent defects
  • as a means for enforcing plant-floor discipline for controlling characteristic variation

New Products – For new products, the existing process monitoring and review knowledge base

  • acts as an input to the Product Development process
  • brings the operator into the initial phases of product and process design

Transfer Products – Moving product manufacturing from one site to another

Benefits

  • Resources are directed toward customer satisfaction
  • Early identification of required changes
  • Changes close to or after product launch are avoided
  • Process can successfully accommodate unavoidable changes
  • A quality product is provided on time at the lowest cost
  • Basis for continual improvement

Management Review

Inputs

  • results of audits
  • customer feedback
  • process performance and product conformity

APQP Status – Measurements at specific stages 

  • status of preventive and corrective actions
  • follow-up actions from previous management reviews
  • planned changes that could affect the Quality Management System
  • recommendations for improvement
  • Analysis of actual and potential field-failures and their impact on quality, safety or the environment

Buy a copy of AIAG Standards:

MAKE AS9100 REGISTRATION SIMPLE AND FOOLPROOF!


Our All-in-One Certification Package is a proven, efficient system. It gives you all you need to prepare for registration – in one simple to use package.

Customer Review:

"I have just passed my Audit with zero non-conformances for the second year in a row using your ISO products to write my entire QMS. Thank you for producing documents of this quality"

Bettye Patrick

Buy the Standard

9100 Store Logo  AS 9100