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APQP Training Program

Advanced Product Quality Planning is the framework of procedures and techniques used to develop products. Test.

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DFMEA – FMECA Training Program

Design Failure Modes & Effects Analysis and Failure Modes, Effects & Criticality Analysis are a step-by-step approach to identify and...

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DRBFM Training Program

Design Review Based on Failure Modes is a focused approach of mitigating change risk within the product and process design....

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PFMEA Training Program

Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis is a step-by-step approach to identify and manage the risks of failures within the...

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PPAP Training Program

Production Part Approval Process is a standardized process in the automotive and aerospace industries that helps manufacturers and suppliers communicate...

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DFM/A Training Program

Design for Manufacturing and Assembly is a combination of two methodologies; Design for Manufacture, which means the design for ease...

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DMAIC Training Program

Lean Six Sigma – A structured and disciplined approach to making fact-based decisions that cover the DMAIC phases: Define; Measure;...

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DOE Training Program

Design of experiments (DOE) – provides a systematic method to determine the relationship between factors affecting a process and the...

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Reliability Engineering Training Program

Reliability Engineering describes a focused approach to complete Reliability Engineering methods and how they will benefit your organization

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ISO 26262 Training Program

Functional Safety describes how to implement a vehicle level functional safety program, create a HARA, and understand the interactions within...

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MSA Training Program

Measurement System Analysis is an experimental and mathematical method of determining how much the variation within the measurement process contributes...

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SPC Training Program

Statistical Process Control is a scientific visual method used to monitor, control and improve processes by eliminating special cause variation...

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FTA Training Program

Fault Tree Analysis is a systematic, deductive (top-down), graphical methodology for defining a single specific undesirable event and determining all...

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MFMEA / DFM M&T Training Program

Machine Failure Modes and Effects Analysis is a methodical approach for identifying all possible equipment failures in a manufacturing or...

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RCA Training Program

Root Cause Analysis – 8D is a methodical problem-solving process that covers the three common stages of correction: ⦁ Act...

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QSB Training Program

QSB will provide a summary of how to assess shop floor manufacturing systems. Training will include control of nonconforming products,...

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Poka-Yoke Training Program

Poka-yoke is a technique for avoiding simple human error in the workplace. Also known as mistake-proofing, goof-proofing, and fail-safe work...

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Process Awareness

Ability and knowledge to participate in  completing the FMEA Process

LEVEL 1

Competency

Ability and knowledge to lead a team in the FMEA Process

LEVEL 2

Proficient

Ability to teach and mentor Participants and Team Leads in the FMEA Process

LEVEL 3

Expert

Ability to lead an organization implementing FMEA

LEVEL 4

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DFM/A Training Program

Design for Manufacturing and Assembly is a combination of two methodologies; Design for Manufacture, which means the design for ease...

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PFMEA Training Program

Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis is a step-by-step approach to identify and manage the risks of failures within the...

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DRBFM Training Program

Design Review Based on Failure Modes is a focused approach of mitigating change risk within the product and process design....

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DFMEA – FMECA Training Program

Design Failure Modes & Effects Analysis and Failure Modes, Effects & Criticality Analysis are a step-by-step approach to identify and...

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PFMEA Training Program

Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis is a step-by-step approach to identify and manage the risks of failures within the...

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DRBFM Training Program

Design Review Based on Failure Modes is a focused approach of mitigating change risk within the product and process design....

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DFMEA – FMECA Training Program

Design Failure Modes & Effects Analysis and Failure Modes, Effects & Criticality Analysis are a step-by-step approach to identify and...

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APQP Training Program

Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) is a structured method that defines and establishes the steps necessary to ensure products meet requirements and customer expectations. There are (6) major sub-sections for APQP: Preparation; Planning and Defining; Product Design and Development; Process Design and Development; Product and Process Validation; and Feedback, Assessment, and Corrective Action. There is a natural linkage of information between all (6) sub-sections, and this training will define how the various quality tools and processes all flow and work together.

This APQP course outlines a discipline and logical set of guidelines and explains the connection with the systems engineering Vee model. Both APQP and Systems Engineering recommend the same phases of product and process development and implementing a common set of core tools. and processes all flow and work together.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

This training program is intended to provide an introduction and foundation of the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP). Mastering the content will improve product quality, reliability, dependability, and launch effectiveness. At the end of this course you should be able to:

• Define the 6 phases of APQP
• Explain the linkage of APQP and Systems Engineering to Product Development Process
• Define the linkage of DFMEA output and APQP
• Define the linkage of PFMEA output and APQP
• List the linkage between the DFMEA and PFMEA
• Define the linkage of Process Flow Diagrams (PFD) and APQP
• Define the linkage of Control Plans and APQP
• Define the linkage between PFD, PFMEA and PCP
• Define the quality expectations for the customer/supplier
• Define what is required for APQP Approval
• Define audit criteria to make sure the part supplied meets product requirements
• Define your process capability, including sub-suppliers, of producing a conforming product to design specifications
• Define how APQP will enhance the production control plan and quality management system (QMS) to prevent non-conforming product from reaching the customer
• Define the roles of both management and engineers within the APQP Process
• Define the importance of the APQP Audit process
• Define how APQP is associated within QMS, ISO-9001:2015, and IATF-16949:2016

COURSE OUTLINE

APQP is a structured method that defines and establishes steps necessary to ensure supplier parts meet the customer requirements and expectations. APQP supports organizations quality management system (QMS) and continuous improvement of product and process quality and reliability.

This purpose of APQP is focused on communication, quality planning, demonstration of management support, and cooperation between the customer and the supplier. The benefits of APQP include directing resources into; early identification of required changes, avoidance of late changes, and developing and delivering a quality product on time at the lowest cost. Understanding and implementation of APQP processes reinforce an organizations ability to meet ISO-9001:2015 and IATF-16949:2016 requirements.

This course will cover the following APQP items and their interactions throughout the 6 defined steps:

Step One: Prepare for APQP

The following are the inputs and outputs of Step One:
• Define the Scope
• Define the Tools to address the Scope
• Define the Team
• Develop the Quality Plan Train the Team

Step Two: Plan and Define Program

The following are the inputs and outputs of Step Two:
• Define the Voice of the Customer (VOC)
• Collect Product and Process Benchmarking
• Define Product and Process Assumptions
• Define Requirements
• Define Preliminary Bill-of-Materials and Design Goals
• Define Preliminary Process Flow Diagram (PFD)
• Define Preliminary List of Special Characteristics

Step Four: Process Design and Development

The following are the inputs and outputs of Step Three:
• Define inputs from Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (DFMEA)
• Define inputs from Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFM/A)
• Define inputs from Design Reviews
• Define how Equipment, Tooling, and Facilities Requirements are APQP outputs
• Define how Design Validation Plan (DVP) is linked with APQP

Step Four: Process Design and Development

The following are the inputs and outputs of Step Four:
• Define inputs from the Process Flow Diagram (PFD)
• Define the inputs from Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA)
• Define APQP inputs into the Pre-Launch Process Control Plan (PCP)
• Define APQP inputs into the Characteristics Matrix
• Define APQP inputs into the initial Standardized Work Instructions (SWI)
• Define APQP inputs into the Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA) Plan
• Define the linkage of APQP and Quality Management Systems (QMS)

Step Five: Product and Process Validation

The following are the inputs and outputs of Step Five:
• APQP outputs linked with Production Trial Run (PTR)
• APQP outputs linked with Run@Rate
• APQP outputs linked with MSA
• APQP outputs linked with Preliminary Capability Study
• APQP outputs linked with Product Control Plans
• APQP outputs linked with Standardized Work Instructions
• APQP outputs linked with Packaging Evaluation
• APQP linked with Quality Management Systems Review and Sign-Off

Step Six: Feedback, Assessment, and Corrective Action

The following are the inputs and outputs of Step Six:
• Identify Quality Tools Plan to reduce variation
• Identify Suppliers Audit Strategy
• Define Continuous Improvement and plan to update process documents

Additional linkage of APQP outputs and the overall product development process include:

• Commodity Sourcing Strategy Meeting
• Technical Reviews
• Purchasing APQP Assessment / Sourcing
• Supplier Gate Reviews
• Timing Charts / Open Issues
• Feasibility Assessment Letters
• PPAP (Supplier)
• Lessons Learned

At the end of the training the participant will be required to take quizzes that test proficiency. At the end of the training the participant will also be required to complete a course survey based on the course material and the instructor. ReliaTrain uses the results of the quizzes and surveys to update the training to provide the best experience to participants.

COURSE PREREQUISITES

This is a Level One foundation training module and does not have required prerequisite training or experience. However, this course is a Prerequisite for higher level (Competency, Proficient, and Expert) FMEA Certification.

COURSE RECOMMENDED PARTICIPANTS

This course is intended for management and engineers in areas of: design, manufacturing, assembly, quality, service, packaging, material handling, FMEA facilitators and supplier quality (Including Suppliers).

This APQP training program is intended for all industries (using AIAG APQP or Aerospace AS9145) including but not limited to:

Commercial
Medical
Utilities
Aerospace
Consumer Lifestyle Products
Civil Engineering
Tooling and Equipment
Oil and Gas
Trains & Railroad Equipment
Military [DOD]
Government
Phones & Personal Devices

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