Advanced Product Quality Planning/Control Plan Archive

Optimised product quality planning with APQP supports a structured method of defining and initiating the necessary process steps. This systematic approach considerable increases product quality and improves customer satisfaction, as well as enabling shorter development times. The integrated product management tool supports process and target-oriented project execution, therefore enabling cost-savings.

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The APQP project management solution supports the complete product development process, across all areas of the company, including research and development, construction and work preparation.

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The project management tool maps not only internal project work, but considers both the customer and the supplier. The administration of complex projects for new developments and change projects can also be carried out. Templates reduce the administration effort. The overall assessment of a project, from the milestones to the individual project phases of their individual activities, is shown in the form of a Gantt diagram.

The core focus is action management, aimed at ensuring adherence to deadlines and due dates and recognising likely project postponements at an early stage and thus taking action to avoid them. The project management is linked to the advanced product online quality planning module to ensure that all data remains up to date. The project management also features cost controlling to enable TARGET/ACTUAL comparisons.


Flow Chart/Control Plan

The control plan describes the product and process quality of all processes, starting with the raw materials and all necessary process steps, ending with dispatch. Documentation of the plan, which shows reliable revision information, grows in parallel with the development progress from the prototype and pre-series stage to the actual series.

The FMEA structure and the process flow chart may both serve as inputs for automatic control plan creation. In addition to automatic creation from FMEA, the control plan can also be created by importing from a series of inspection plans.

It is also possible to generate the respective inspection plans for the series, for example: incoming goods, pre-prodction, production, assembly, final inspection- for all process – related inspections defined in the control plan. This is performed with the help of an export function. Integrated work flows guarantee the necessary consistency in the event of changes.

Working with master data and the link with gage management enables a high degree of stadarization. Consequently, processes can be stramlined in termis of efficiency and the shop floor worker is provided with optimum support.

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