While process activities during each phase may differ from one company to another, depending on the corporate culture, the APQP
generic New Product Development Model can be illustrated as shown in Figure 3.
The customer's audit team will then "trace" your documentation through all of the steps (training, APQP
, FMEA, process design, gage control, first article inspection and approval, in-process inspection, finishing, final inspection, retention period for quality records, etc.
And in the "Product Information" section it says, simply, and in whole, The benefits of the APQP
or Control Plan would be a reduction in the complexity of products quality planning for the customers and organizations, and a means for organizations to easily communicate product quality planning requirements to suppliers.
In-house resources include sampling, mold and part qualification, process development, and APQP
The plant and all of' its suppliers are being certified to QS9000 APQP
and the operation will make use of' lean manufacturing methodologies throughout, JCB said.
With each unique component design, engineering at all levels of the supply chain has additional work: design reviews, FMEAs, validation tests, APQP
tracking, PPAPs, ECN's, work instructions, launch support, and quality inspections.
Four new programs have joined Omnex Systems flagship APQP
Quality policy, system and manual, APQP
, FMEA, SPC, Gage R&R, PV&V, CAR/CAPA, ECO, PLM and document control
Some of the tools and practices he discussed included inventory control (MRP, JIT), quality assurance (ISO, QS, APQP
, TQM), continuous improvement, concurrent and simultaneous engineering, and lean manufacturing.
This Smallpeice course covers the essentials of APQP
and PPAP required by engineers and other personnel to set up a process for developing a product or service.
After many years of being driven to implement more detailed and disciplined development processes (enabled, in part, by systems such as the APQP
and PPAP standards), it is somewhat counterintuitive for auto suppliers to back away from detailed process procedures.
Problems related to APQC, the quality framework used in new product development in the automotive industry, include the following: companies not understanding customer requirements, using the APQP
process as more of a formality than a tool, or failing to complete all the steps in the framework.