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    Dear All
                 Tell what you know about Advanced Product Quality Planning.
    Express you on APQP. Eleborate this concept and share your files and notes regarding this.



    I don’t know anything.



           if you dont know then try to know. “Seeking knowledge is best habbit”.
    You please know and tell us about APQP.



    You first.  as new initiate seeking truth, you must demonstrate your knowledge.
    You tell WAT you know about all aspects of APQP.  If you worthy, then I tell you  WAT i know and reveal sacred initiation hand signs.
    If you not worthy, I cast you out into utter darkness of land with no six sigma.


    Chad Taylor

    AHSAN O demanding one, If You search Wikipedia you find WAT you looky for, I would share personal experience and files but it brings back memories which I wish to forget
    Advanced Product Quality Planning (or APQP) is a framework of procedures and techniques used to develop products in industry, particularly the automotive industry. It is quite similar to the concept of Design For Six Sigma (DFSS).
    It is a defined process for a product development system for General Motors, Ford, Chrysler and their suppliers. According to the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), the purpose of APQP is “to produce a product quality plan which will support development of a product or service that will satisfy the customer.” The process is described in the AIAG manual 810-358-3003.
    APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) is a process developed in the late 1980’s by a commission of experts gathered from the ‘Big Three’ US automobile manufacturers: Ford, GM and what was then Chrysler. This commission invested five years to analyse the then-current automotive development and production status in the US, Europe and especially in Japan. At the time, the success of the Japanese automotive companies was starting to be remarkable in the US market.
    APQP is utilised today by these three companies and some affiliates. Tier I suppliers are typically required to follow APQP procedures and techniques and are also typically required to be audited and registered to ISO/TS 16949.
    The APQP process is defined in the AIAG’s APQP Manual, which is part of a series of interrelated documents that the AIAG controls and publishes. The basis for the make-up of a Process Control Plan is included in the APQP Manual. [1] These manuals include:

    The FMEA Manual
    The SPC (Statistical process control) Manual
    The MSA (Measurement Systems Analysis) Manual
    The Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) Manual
    The AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) is a non-profit association of automotive companies founded in 1982.
    Main Content
    APQP serve as a guide in the development process and also a standard way to share results between suppliers and automotive companies. APQP specify three phases: Development, Industrialisation and Product Launch. Through these phases 23 main topics will be monitored. These 23 topics will be all completed before the production is started. They cover aspects as: design robustness, design testing and specification compliance, production process design, quality inspection standards, process capability, production capacity, product packaging, product testing and operators training plan between other items.APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) focuses on:

    Up-front quality planning
    Determining if customers are satisfied by evaluating the output and supporting continual improvement
    APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) consists of five phases:

    Plan and Define Program
    Product Design and Development Verification
    Process Design and Development Verification
    Product and Process Validation
    Launch, Feedback, Assessment & Corrective Action
    There are five major activities:

    Product Design and Development
    Process Design and Development
    Product and Process Validation
    The APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) process has seven major elements:

    Understanding the needs of the customer
    Proactive feedback and corrective action
    Designing within the process capabilities
    Analyzing and mitigating failure modes
    Verification and validation
    Design reviews
    Control special / critical characteristics



    Thank you Dear for you informative post.


    Steven Bonacorsi

    Hello Chad,
    Very Informative APQP Post, thanks for the contribution!
    Warm Regards
    Steven Bonacorsi
    Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

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