Background of the APQP PPAP tool
The Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP PPAP) process forms the very heart of robust product development. Developed for the engineering community the APQP PPAP tool can be applied to any goods, services or processes that are being developed. The APQP PPAP tool has also been successfully deployed in problem solving situations as it brings discipline and structure to the problem analysis.
The APQP PPAP tool
The APQP PPAP process essentially breaks product development down into 5 basic steps and puts product quality at the heart of each step. The 5 APQP PPAP steps are:
- Plan and define the program
- Product design and development
- Process design and development
- Product and process validation
- Feedback assessment and corrective action
The APQP PPAP tool can be used where any goods, services or processes are being developed and is used extensively in the Automotive environment. Essentially the APQP PPAP process should be applied in the development of any products where error proofing will improve the quality of the product offered to the customers.
APQP PPAP on-line training course
There is available a great on-line APQP PPAP training course starts with an overview of the APQP PPAP tool and the APQP PPAP process. The training course then guides the trainee through a step by step process of how to conduct the APQP PPAP process throughout the product development cycle. Worked examples are given of an APQP PPAP applied to product development. This training course is given in English and is designed to impart the capability to conduct the APQP PPAP process. This APQP PPAP training course comes complete with a free download of an APQP PPAP template and the necessary charts. No prior knowledge is required or assumed and no special tools are needed.
This on-line APQP PPAP training workshop is for anyone undertaking product development activities where product quality is important.
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