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    APQP – Advanced Product Quality Planning

    Next date: 2nd July 2024 (Virtual)
    Course length: 1 Day

    Who should attend?

    This course is designed for Management Representatives, Implementation Teams, Internal Auditors and others who are involved in the auditing or implementation of Advanced Quality Planning (AQP) activities including Control Plans. Familiarity with Advanced Quality Planning (AQP) and related Core Tools would be beneficial but not necessary


    The objectives:

    APQP is used to support the introduction of new products and processes as well as managing changes to existing products and processes.

    It is often mandated by automotive, aerospace and other engineering primary manufacturers as a specific requirement on their suppliers to give them assurance of effective and efficient product and process introduction. Companies that apply Advanced Product Quality Planning, gain improved efficiencies and reduced costs in new product/process introductions, with lower product defects and better on time delivery performance.

    Delegates will become competent in implementing and auditing AQP and creating Control Plans and also develop an understanding of the links to SPC, MSA, FMEA and PPAP.


    Topics covered:

    • APQP Process Overview
    • 5 Phases of APQP
    • Inputs and outputs for each of the 5 phases
    • APQP linkages to Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Statistical Process Control (SPC), Measurement System Analysis (MSA) and Production Part Approval Process (PPA)
    • Control Plan



    Upon completion of the course, you will receive an Industry Forum certificate of attendance.


    Virtual Class Technical Requirements:

    To access a virtual class, you must have the following:

    • A PC or laptop with good (1Mbps or more) internet access
    • A microphone and speaker or headset (recommended)
    • Webcam (preferably)
    • Chrome web browser
    • Ability to access Microsoft Teams


    Provider: SMMT QMD

    Location: Virtual


    Members of NAA – £510 + vat/delegate

    Non-Members – £545 +vat/delegate



    Please contact Zoe for a booking form:

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