Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP, 2nd Edition) (Online Training)

Course Objectives

Advanced Product Quality Planning is a framework of procedures and techniques used to develop product in industry, particularly in automotive industry.

.Participants will learn to:

  • The objective of this course is to aid in the manufacturing of quality parts that meet customer requirements by providing a structured framework and written description of the required systems/processes.

Target Audience

Company personnel who are responsible in managing and support development of APQP in a systematic and effective manner.


This Live Online / Virtual Training session will be conducted via a Live Streaming Platform in which the trainer will use interactive lecture and slide presentation to cover the modules stated below.

Course Modules

  • Module 1 – Introduction To APQP
    – Purpose
    – Product quality planning responsibility matrix
    – Benefits
    – Each APQP is unique
    – KISS approach
    – X-functional team
    – Driving the APQP activity
  • Module 2 – Concept
    – Voice of the customer
    – Market research
    – Things gone right report
    – Historical warranty and quality information
    – Things gone wrong report
    – Business plan/marketing strategy
    – Product/process assumptions
    – Product reliability studies
    – Product assurance plan
    – Timing plan (includes all affected stakeholder)
    – Contents of timing plan
    – Design goals
    – Preliminary bill of materials
    – Preliminary listing of special product and process characteristics
  • Module 3 – Product Design And Development
    – DFMEA
    – Design verification and review
    – Prototype control plan
    – Engineering drawings
    – Engineering specifications
    – Material specifications
    – Drawing and specification changes
    – Equipment, tooling and facilities requirements
    – Team feasibility requirements

  • Module 4 – Process Design And Development
    – Packaging standards/specifications
    – Quality system review
    – Process flow
    – Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis
    – Pre-launch control plan
    – Process instructions
    – MSA Plan
    – Preliminary process capability study plan
    – Management support
    – Additional output
  • Module 5 – Product And Process Validation
    – Production trial run
    – Output of the production trial run
    – MSA Evaluation
    – Preliminary process capability study
    – Production part approval
    – Production validation testing
    – Packaging evalution
    – Production control plan
    – Quality planning sign-off
  • Module 6 – Feedback, Assessment And Corrective Action
    – Reduced variation
    – Customer satisfaction
    – Delivery and service
  • Module 7 – Control Plan
    – Purpose
    – 3 Distinct phases
    – Control plan development

Get To Know The Trainer

Trainer Tejwinder


Tej is one of the pioneers in quality system management development in Malaysia. Tej has been involved in quality management consulting and training for the past twenty five years. His last position was the Managing Consultant of a UK based international consulting firm’s Regional Office in Kuala Lumpur. Tej has trained over 50,000 personnel worldwide.

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