Learn about the role of the Core Tools Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) in product development on our Introduction to APQP and PPAP training course.

This 1-day course includes a range of interactive workshops and modules focusing on topics such as APQP process, product development and process development.

By the end of the course delegates will understand how to utilise APQP and PPAP to demonstrate that products and processes meet market requirements and customer expectations.

This course is suitable for those interested in effective quality management within the new product development process, including:

  • engineers and engineering managers with customer relationship roles within the supply chain
  • design, manufacturing and quality engineers involved in the preparation, submission or evaluation of PPAP documentation

Additional Core Tools courses include Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA), and Statistical Process Control (SPC).

If you book any two of these Core Tools courses together we can offer a discount of £100.

There is also the option to book our comprehensive Core Tools Package, which combines all our core tools training on 4 consecutive days. By booking this package, you can save up to £705 + VAT compared with booking each of the APQP & PPAP, FMEA, SPC and MSA courses separately.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • the business need for APQP and PPAP processes
  • the requirement for APQP and PPAP in IATF 16949
  • overview of APQP process:
    • project management and timing plans
    • defining project scope and requirements
    • product design and development
    • process design and development
    • product and process validation and control plans
  • PPAP process and requirements
  • scope and limitations of approval
  • evaluation of evidence submitted
  • Ford phased PPAP requirements
  • levels of submission and evidence required
    • parts submission warrant
    • supporting evidence
    • materials data and use of IMDS database
    • process capability

By the end of this APQP and PPAP training course, delegates will be able to:

  • initiate the APQP and PPAP processes within an organisation with an awareness of the scope and limitations of approval
  • understand the levels of submission and evidence required
  • interpret the requirements for APQP and PPAP in IATF 16949 and the need for these in business

Our Introduction to APQP and PPAP Training Course can be provided on a dedicated basis at your offices, a venue of your choice or online on your chosen date. Dedicated training is often more convenient and cost effective for those wishing to train a number of employees.

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