Skip to main content

Advanced Product Quality Planning

...making a smooth product launch

About Us
Online APQP Training
Project Management
APQP Design
Boundary Diagram
Interface Matrix
Product Charecteristic
Design Review
APQP Process
APQP Supply Chain
APQP Forms
Inventory Management
Technical Videos
Interview Questions
Documentation Process
Creating Quality Systems
Parts Channel Readiness
Accuracy of Gauges
Contact Us
Site Map
Member Login

Advantages of APQP for Design Engineers.

  • Identifying significant component. 
  • Avoiding frequent changes and redesign.
  • Capturing Failure modes in DFMEA
  • Identify and marking KCC.
  • Design to Bench mark.
  • Design for Poke Yoke.


Upfront Planning:

First three quarters of the cycle are dedicated to the upfront product quality planning through product/process validation.

Act of implementation:

The fourth quarter is the stage where the importance of evaluating the output serves two functions:

  1. Determine if customer is satisfied.
  2. Pursuit continual Improvement.


The goal of product quality planning is to facilitate the communication with everyone involved to assure that the all required steps are completed ontime.

Effective product quality planning depends on the Company's top management and the Program Managers commitment to the effort required in acheiving customer satisfaction.

Some of the benefits of Advanced Product Quality Planning are

  • Directing resources to satisfy customer.
  • To Promote early identification of

required changes

  • To avoid late changes
  • To Provide quality product on time at lower cost.

The forms that are required for the design team in the implementation of APQP are given below:

Some of the Core Specifics related to design are as following:

1) DFMEA: Activities which help in creating DFMEA are
  • Boundary Diagram (B-Diagram)
  • Parameter Diagram (P-Diagram)
  • Interface matrix

  • Pre-Requesites of creating a DFMEA

    • Parameter Diagram (P-Diagram)
      • Parameter Diagram (P-Diagram) Template
      • Introduction to Parameter Diagram (P-Diagram)
      • How to create a Parameter Diagram (P-Diagram)
      • How does the data flow from the Parameter Diagram (P-Diagram) into  DFMEA
      • Why do we need a P-Diagram?
    • Reliability Matrix
      • Boundary Diagram Template
      • Introduction to Boundary diagram
      • How to create a Boundary Diagram
      • How does the data flow from the Boundary Diagram into DFMEA
      • Why do we need a reliability matrix?
  • Creating a DFMEA
    • DFMEA Template
    • Sample DFMEA
    • How to fill a DFMEA
    • What could go wrong while creating a DFMEA?
    • Why need a DFMEA?
  • Creating a Design Verification Sign off
    • Design Verification template
    • Sample Design Verification
    • How to fill a design Verification
    • What could go wrong while creating a Design Verification
    • Why do we need a Design verification?
  • Creating a DVP&R (Design validation plan and report)
    • DVP&R Template
    • Sample DVP&R
    • How to fill a DVP&R
    • What could go wrong while creating a DVP&R?
    • Why do we need a DVP&R?

  • Special Product and Process characteristics:
    • Special product and process characteristic template.
    • Identifying the preliminary SP&PC.
    • Why is it necessary?
    • Where does Special product and process characteristic go?
  • Design Reviews
    • Design review template.
    • Types of design reviews
      • design reviews based on Failure Modes.
    • What should design reviews consist of?
  • Engineering Specification
    • Engineering Specification template
    • Who are effected by engineering?
  • Material Specification
  • Drawing and specification changes
    • Drawing and specification changes templates
    • When does this occur?
    • Who are effected by this?
    • Who should be notified by this?
  • New facility, equipment, tool and gauging requirement
  • Product design, manufacturing and quality review
  • Charectristic matrix.
  • Management support.