Luft- und Raumfahrttechnik
Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) is a 5 step process that should be established for new product introduction (NPI) in producing industries with an pressing need in achieving Quality, Cost and On-time product release into market in serial production mode.
APQP evolved from automotive industry players as General Motors, Ford, etc. but is also evolving in e.g. in aerospace industry. In Aerospace the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) established a standard frame work to follow.
"Advanced product quality planning (APQP) is a framework of procedures and techniques used to develop products in industry, particularly in the automotive industry. It is similar to the concept of Design for Six Sigma (DFSS).
According to the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), the purpose of APQP is "to produce a product quality plan which will support development of a product or service that will satisfy the customer." It is the process employed by General Motors, Ford, Chrysler and their suppliers for their product development systems." (Source: Wikipedia)
International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) set the Standard "AS9145" wich standardizes the requirements for the Product Development Process (PDP) through the use of Advanced Product Quality Planning and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) methodologies. Standardization results in establishing common, fully integrated requirements for the aviation, space, defense industries.
Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) is a 5 step process that should be established for new product introduction in producing industries with an pressing need in achieving Quality, Cost and On-time product release into market in serial production mode. It consists of the steps:
- Product Planning
- Product Design and Development
- Process Design and Development
- Product and Process Validation
- On-going Production andpost devilvery Service
Those high level processes are acompanied by more detailed levels of sub-processes and approval forms/review methodologies with clearly defined deliverablese.g. within the IAQG framework.