Lean Six Sigma
APQP is a structured approach to product and process design. This framework is a standardized set of quality requirements that enable suppliers to design a product that
satisfies the customer. The primary goal of product quality planning is to facilitate communication and collaboration between engineering activities.
A Cross Functional Team (CFT), involving marketing, product design, procurement, manufacturing and distribution, is used in the APQP process. APQP ensures the Voice of
the Customer (VOC) is clearly understood, translated into requirements, technical specifications and special characteristics. The product or process benefits are
designed in through prevention.
APQP supports the early identification of change, both intentional and incidental. These changes can result in exciting new innovation supporting customer delight. When
not managed well they translate to failure and customer dissatisfaction. The focus of APQP is utilization of tools and methods for mitigating the risks associated with
change in the new product or process.
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Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) is a valuable tool for establishing confidence in component suppliers and their production processes. In today’s competitive
manufacturing environment controlling cost and maintaining a high level of quality have become vital to a company’s success. Increasing costs of equipment, materials
and labor combined with expanding world markets have resulted in an increase of outsourced parts. Many component parts are being outsourced to overseas manufacturers.
This often results in longer lead times and larger order quantities. Therefore, it has become imperative to provide quality parts that meet the customer’s requirements
the first time and every time. Initially PPAP was utilized by the automotive and aerospace industries. PPAP is now being utilized by several industries to improve
communication and provide quality products. Within the automotive industry the ultimate resource for PPAP information is the manual published by the Automotive
Industry Action Group (AIAG).
What is Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
PPAP defines the approval process for new or revised parts, or parts produced from new or significantly revised production methods. The PPAP process consists of 18
elements that may be required for approval of production level parts. Not all of the elements are required for every submission. There are five generally accepted
PPAP submission levels. The PPAP manual contains detailed information, guidelines and sample documents useful for completing the process requirements. The resulting
PPAP submission provides the evidence that the supplier has met or exceeded the customer’s requirements and the process is capable of consistently reproducing quality
There is no substitute for experience. An experienced consultant helps your company’s subject matter experts put the concept of this methodology into practice at its
Our 4 step FMEA Consulting process provides a complete and comprehensive analysis. Here are the details:
- Assessment and Process Mapping of the current state
Plan and design your beneficial future FMEA process
- Understanding your FMEA requirements
- Your industry expectations and standards and guidelines
- Resources available, time, technology and personnel
- Objectives and benefits that you desire
Leadership Implementation and assistance of your new FMEA process and system
- Match best practices to your needs and desires
- Define the methodology to be used
- Provide formats, templates and procedures / work instructions
- Alignment to your product or process development system, when applicable – Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
- Development of FMEA success measures
FMEA Project Support
- Hands-on / real time expertise provided at your locations or via Zoom
- Clarification of key elements of the FMEA process
- Mentoring of leadership for improved likelihood of success
- Assistance in change management for multi-faceted communication of the new FMEA process
- FMEA Training is provided for each level of participants
- Technical Personnel and Engineers
- Expert users
- Facilitation of FMEAs to supplement your resources while they are in the learning curve
- Systems FMEA
- Design FMEA
- Process FMEA
- Action Mitigation Process and Management
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Quality One believes organisations are only as strong as their supply chain. Supply Chain training and implementation programs can introduce difficulties given the
varied locations, abilities and levels of maturity of the Supply Chain. Quality One has experience in delivering and implementing a consistent message across
organisations supply chain in APQP, FMEA, MSA, SPC, 8D, PPAP and other quality tools having implemented these programs across multiple countries in multiple
languages with multiple trainers.
Quality One can also organise, implement and deliver bespoke quality training programs orientated to your organisational processes and objectives and goals.
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