Develop Market Leading Products with a High Degree of Quality
Frank Hutto, Principal Business Consultant, TIP Technologies, Waukesha, WI, USA
Keywords: APQP, Quality Management, Compliance
Manufacturers can effectively plan for new product introduction by taking a structured approach to standardizing quality. Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) helps companies produce an effective product quality plan before launch and initial production.
Upfront product planning allows manufacturers to ensure a product performs to the intended standard and helps avoid costly rework. Performance reviews and documented lessons learned work to significantly reduce risks for new product introduction. APQP should be a vital quality initiative for organizations that manufacture complex products and strive for continuous improvement.
The ability to track through planning, product design and development, process design and development, product and process validation, and ongoing production, use, and post-delivery service exemplifies the system's capabilities. Enhancing those five critical stages of the APQP with other vital functions such as PPAP, FMEA, MSA, and more brings the full circle to your quality management software solution.
This presentation will discuss how an integrated quality management solution with APQP functionality can help highly regulated manufacturers reduce risk, meet industry compliance standards, and ensure customer satisfaction. We will discuss how companies can create a controlled environment where performance is repeatable and reliable.
• Detect risk early to reduce the overall cost of quality
• Ensure products conform to requirements through better inspection planning, management, and performance.
• Manage the supply chain from the first tier to the nth tier.
• Facilitate compliance to ISO/AS 9000, ITAR, DoD, along with other regulatory and compliance standards
• Establish, implement, and perform audits to substantiate the requirements of compliance
• Create a template to effectively manage PPAP
• Implement a complete CAPA or FRACAS system to support a complete quality management system
Learn how successful collaboration between manufacturing, design, and production teams can significantly improve the multiple stages of product development and shorten the time until product launch. By leveraging a library of templates, organizations can enable a paperless environment and make data-driven decisions that result in higher overall product quality. A central repository of integrated task plans, including attachments, can be easily managed within the system, and configured to an individual company's needs.
Don't miss this opportunity to discover how to increase the competitiveness of your product for launch and maintain consistent quality