Advance Product Quality Planning is a framework of procedures and techniques used to ensure high quality products or services.
The goal of product quality planning is to facilitate the communication with everyone involved with the process in order to improve the end results. There are many benefits. These include focusing resources on customer satisfaction, early identification of required changes, and quality products delivered on time and at the lowest possible cost.
SE Advance Product Quality Planning, or APQP, automates the methods for managing the development and change of products. It serves as a guide in the product development process, while also standardizing the methods of sharing results between suppliers and manufacturers. What's more, this tool will help guide you through development, industrialization and product launch with a focus on meeting your customers' needs.
SE APQP helps ensure simple and effective control in the development of new products. It also helps you comply with the requirements established both by quality standards and your individual customers. Reports are generated and stored throughout the entire process.
SE APQP uses Team Workflow - a powerful mechanism which ensures all activities and deadlines throughout the APQP process are completed in a timely manner. It works by automatically notifying users, via e-mail, of pending tasks. If there's any delay in completing tasks, those responsible for the process control will be notified.
SE APQP helps you meet international quality standard requirements such as ISO/TS 16949, VDA, and others.