Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) is a documented analysis that begins with a team’s thoughts concerning requirements that could go wrong and ends with defined actions that are implemented to help prevent and/or better detect problems. This workshop provides key skills required for people involved with new programs.

APQP methods should be applied early in the development of new product plans, ideally beginning with the RFQ bid response. Aspects of APQP can be applied through manufacturing start-up and process/product changeovers.

This interactive workshop will help participants prevent problems before they become reality. When an efficient process is used to streamline new product or service introductions, the effect is significant resulting in fewer problems and less waste.

The workshop focuses on planning the workflow for new production processes. Participants will practice with powerful tools and techniques that make work visible, anticipate risk and plan actions that will remove anticipated problems.

It is appropriate for individuals who are directly involved with sales, design, development, engineering, purchasing, production and support of new parts.