Companies seeking compliance and registration to ISO/TS 16949 are required to establish and implement an Advanced Product Quality Planning process. This ONE-DAY course provides guidance to suppliers in the use of appropriate techniques identified in the Advanced Product Quality Planning and Control Plan manual. Properly applied, these tools can speed product to market, increase profitability and lower total product cost through effective product design, process development and market introduction.

Key Session Topics

  • Planning and designing the programme; development of customer requirements
  • Quality function deployment (QFD)
  • Design for manufacturing
  • Cross-functional team development
  • FMEA - design and process failure mode and effect analysis
  • Root cause analysis
  • Statistical tools - CpK, PpK and development of Control Plans
  • Predicting theoretical process yield


  • An understanding of the APQP process sufficient to help the organization reduce cost and cycle time.

Who Should Attend

  • Those involved in developing new product introduction strategies and concerned with 'time-to-market'.
  • Manufacturing and engineering managers who need to improve manufacturing capability, predict initial product yield and improve cross-functional technical communications.
  • Design engineers responsible for new product design and introduction and who need to improve customer definition and manufacturing feedback.
  • Quality/Reliability managers and engineers who want to facilitate an understanding and application of these tools within their organisation.

Course Techniques

An understanding is developed through the use of tutorial sessions, practical and interactive workshops and case studies, which provide you with the opportunity to put the skills taught into practice. The limited class size provides high tutor/delegate interaction.


Consultancy assistance with attendees' documentation and implementation programmes can be provided.

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