Effective Product Launch (APQP/FMEA/PPAP)

Brief Description

Product Launch is a process that can determine how successful an organization will be in satisfying their customer’s requirements for the duration of the contract. Most serious quality issues can be traced back to flaws occurring during this critical activity. This workshop will show participants the proper methodology to use when preparing for product launch. Advanced Quality Planning, Failure Mode & Effects Analysis and the Production Part Approval Process will be covered in detail. Participants will apply the concepts learned during the workshop on their own processes and products. The output will be a more effective method for ensuring newly designed products and processes meet customer expectations.

Outline of Topics Covered

  1. Introduction to APQP
  2. Identify the APQP phases, processes and corresponding milestones
  3. Defining the Program
  4. Product Design and Development
  5. Design FMEA
  6. Process Design and Development
  7. Process Flow Diagrams
  8. Process FMEA
  9. Production Control Plans
  10. Product and Process Validation
  11. MSA overview
  12. SPC overview
  13. PPAP
  14. Feedback, Assessment and Corrective Action


Who Should ATTEND?

  • APQP cross-functional team members (anyone in an IATF 16949 environment).  Each department must have an individual capable of participating in the process.
  • Engineering (Design/Process/Quality), Manufacturing, Quality, Facilities, Supplier Quality



  • Save time (organized program development)
  • Promote effective communication between departments (avoid misunderstandings)
  • Provide a framework for continuous improvement through feedback assessment and corrective action (save money and time).
  • Avoid Customer complaints and disruptions and costly containment activities



This course is designed to be delivered onsite at your location in order to incorporate your designs and manufacturing processes into the workshops. Participants will require access to drawings, specifications, test methods and the shop floor.

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“Your trainer’s professionalism and knowledge helped us all, and his teaching style is world class. He used past experiences to connecting the dots to the standard, which not only helped the class to understand the standard but created a fun learning atmosphere.

We found the course material (for IATF) world class and very helpful. The exam was also comprehensive and very fair. I look forward to future collaborations between our Companies."
Corporate Manager for Supplier Development
Automotive Tier 1 Supplier