To become a preferred supplier in the automotive industry, organizations must
demonstrate high-level engineering and organizational capabilities that will meet
customers' needs today and tomorrow.
Because the outcome of a product development project may determine whether or not an
organization procures a purchase order or contract from a global automotive customer, the
Introduction to Advanced Product Quality Planning Fast Track addresses an overview
of the best practices / methodologies for planning and managing the successful launch of
a new product.
The benefits of a successful new product launch are recognized by both global
automotive customers and suppliers. There are thousands of great inspirations and great
ideas each year, but the difficult task that so many organizations struggle with is how
to take those ideas and develop them into a viable product design, and then manufacture
the designed product, and then distribute and sell the product. An understanding of the
Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) process, the management of the process, and the
implementation of the process is critical to the product development multi-disciplinary
team which includes top management, the project manager, product engineering, process
engineering, design and development, manufacturing, quality, and purchasing
Is this Fast Track for You?
Participants in the Introduction to Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) Fast
Track will gain a 'common-sense' perspective for successful new product launches and
what needs to be done to comply with automotive customer specific requirements. You will
also understand how to apply the concepts of 'front-end' planning (via the APQP process)
that will result in continual improvement of products and services for both the customer
and the supplying organization. This course is relevant to individuals with limited or
general knowledge of the APQP process and some experience with introducing new products
or new manufacturing processes.