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Advanced Product Quality Planning Training | APQP Training

Advanced Product Quality Planning Training Course Description

The advanced product quality planning (APQP) training course provides the tools and procedures required for the quality protocols designed to ensure a product meets standards and it satisfies the customer.

In order to ensure the customers’ satisfaction and meet quality standards, APQP needs to be planned up front and then implemented through production. While effective product quality planning most likely depends on the company’s senior management, it is important that all the quality supervisors and managers are aware of the APQP procedures. At TONEX, we will provide you sufficient training and knowledge through this short one-day course to keep you informed and updated.

In general, APQP is used in automotive industry but such detailed quality planning protocol can be useful to all industries. Therefore, even if your business is not associated with automotive industry, you might find the fundamentals, concepts, practices, and methodologies very beneficial for your new products.

APQP process include 5 phases:

  • Plan and define the product
  • Design and development of the product
  • Design and development of the process
  • Validation of the product and the process
  • Feedback, assessment, and corrective action

This one-day seminar will walk you through all of the above phases and teach you how to adjust APQP to your business, product, and/or process. This course offers an overview of the APQP methods, principals, and application.


The advanced product quality planning (APQP) training is a one-day course designed for:

  • Product/process design managers
  • Quality managers
  • Product/process design engineers
  • Production engineers
  • Process development engineers
  • ISO/TS internal auditors
  • Outside and second-party auditors
  • All individuals interested in learning and pursuing APQP

Training Objectives

Upon the completion of this course, attendees are able to:

  • Understand the concept behind having the APQP protocol
  • Discuss and describe the 5 phases of the APQP relevant to the product or process they are working on
  • Develop and execute the steps required to organize an APQP manual
  • Determine the voice of the customer (VOC)
  • Understand how FMEAs can be used to reduce the risks during the process
  • Understand the whole process from designing the prototype to the final produced product
  • Understand that engineering change requests produce dynamic documentation
  • Produce a team feasibility checklist in order to execute phase 2
  • Choose the best framework and techniques to facilitate the process design
  • Build a relationship between the characteristics of a product and the operational steps associated with it
  • Understand how Measurement System Assessments and the Preliminary Process Capability studies is important in the outcome of the process and product evaluation
  • Conduct the Production Part Approval Process
  • Understand and appreciate the importance of planning in the quality chase
  • Describe the role of the APQP protocol in quality of the product and the customer’s satisfaction
  • Understand the timing plan
  • Describe the basic steps of APQP execution for new products and processes
  • Appreciate and understand the importance of a multi-disciplinary team in the planning process

 Course Outline

Overview of APQP process

  • What is APQP
  • How APQP works
  • Phases of APQP

Phase 1: Plan and Define

  • Compiling sufficient data to make a business case
  • Defining what product should be studied

Phase 2: Developing and Designing Product

  • Finalizing the product design
  • Building a prototype, developing the features, and specifying the inputs for the process

Phase 3: Developing and Designing Process

  • Designing the production process
  • Developing the process flow diagrams

Phase 4: Validating Product and Process

  • Validating the product design and process
  • Evaluating the measurement system and the process capability

Phase 5: Feedback, Assessment, and Corrective Actions

  • Initiate an algorithm to improve the process constantly
  • Create charts to keep track of variations and their potential causes
  • Studying the system capability and applying the DOE to reduce common failures
  • Making sure the product completely satisfies customers

Controlling the Plan

  • Determine the control factors, points, and methods for the product and the process
  • Developing a comprehensive control plan
  • Review some examples of control plan


Advanced Product Quality Planning Training | APQP Training

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