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Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)

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Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) - definitions

Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) - High level automotive process for product realization, from design through production part approval.

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Source: American Society for Quality, 29 August 2010 11:08:31, External

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APQP - Advanced Product Quality Planning

Phase 1 - Plan & Define Programme - determining customer needs, requirements & expectations using tools such as QFD; review the entire quality planning process to enable the implementation of a quality programme how to define & set the inputs & the outputs.

Phase 2 - Product Design & Development - review the inputs & execute the outputs, which include FMEA, DFMA, design verification, design reviews, material & engineering specifications.

Phase 3 - Process Design & Development - Addressing_ features for developing manufacturing systems & related control plans, these tasks are dependent on the successful completion of phases 1 & 2 execute the outputs.

Phase 4 - Product & Process Validation - validation of the selected manufacturing process & its control mechanisms through production run evaluation outlining mandatory production conditions & requirements identifying the required outputs.

Phase 5 - Launch, Feedback, Assessment & Corrective Action - focuses on reduced variation & continuous improvement identifying outputs & links to customer expectations & future product programmes.

Control Plan Methodology - discusses use of control plan & relevant data required to construct & determine control plan parameters stresses the importance of the control plan in the continuous improvement cycle.

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Source: iSixSigma, 31 December 2010 09:33:46, External

Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) - Generally speaking APQP is a structured method of defining the steps necessary to ensure that a product satisfies the customer. In the automotive industry, APQP is a systematic product introduction process that aims to facilitate supply chain communication and ensure quality throughout the vehicle development process.

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APQP - Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) is a structured method of defining and establishing the steps necessary to assure that a product satisfies the customer.

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Source: The Quality Portal, 30 March 2011 07:53:06, External

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