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  • Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) is a structured methodology used to develop new products especially in the automotive industry


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Duration |  8 Hours (2hrs/day) 


  • Employee engaged in developing new product.

  • Employees engaged in designing a product, R&D teams & Engineering team.

  • Employees responsible for developing a process , manufacturing, quality, materials

  • Min of 1 year experience


  • Attendance – 90% Min 

  • Assignment completion – 100%

  • Post-test assessment score – 70% Min


  • APQP steps explained with real time industry examples

  • End of Module Assessments enable instructor to ascertain whether students have understood the program

  • Participant feedback helps tweak the course conten


  • What is APQP

  • Objective of APQP – safe design ,product launch on time and to  delivery

  • The needs & requirements of APQP In Automotive industry

  • What are the APQP phases & its Linkages to IATF

  • Planning & defining the program – Understanding the customer requirements & preparing the Time plan for the development of product

  • Inputs & output of the phase 1 – Gate review with the management

  • What is Product design & Development & process design & development

  • Identifying the activities to be carried out in the phase 2 & 3

  • The need & requirements of doing Concurrent engineering

  • Benefits of concurrent engineering 

  • Measuring the performance of the output.

  • The use of core tools in phase 2 & 3 ( MSA,SPC,DFMEA,PFMEA, CP,WI)

  • Desired outputs of the phase 2 & 3 – Gate review management

  • Significant Production Run, MSA Results, Process Capability Studies, Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Production Validation Testing, Packaging Evaluation.

  • Quality planning sign off & Gate way approval.

  • Reduced Variation, Improved Customer Satisfaction, Improved Delivery Performance

  • Effective Use of Lessons Learned

  • Monitoring the performance of the product in customer end & internally

  • Participants will create Activity planning chart for all the Phases of APQP along with output measures


By The End Of Course The Learner Will:

  • Identify how the APQP process fits with an organization and its processes.

  • Correlate the Plan Do Check Act (PDCA) model with the APQP cycle.

  • Understand how to develop the product as per APQP guidelines

  • Identify and prioritize the APQP gaps within an organization.

  • Provide an understanding of the type of tools needed to introduce for quality products and in the fastest possible time

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