Automotive Core Tools – Product Launch (APQP)

This five-day session focuses on skill building for product launch and product management throughout the Automotive Supply-Chain.  The full course (covering all modules) has been designed to satisfy the following objectives:

  1. Meeting Customer Specific Requirements for launch and on-going production activities
  2. Demonstrating core competencies of multi-disciplinary design team for product launch and on-going production activities
  3. Simulation of potential product field failures
  4. Simulation of potential process weaknesses or lack of capability
  5. Practising measurement system studies
  6. Meeting product design skill requirements within IATF 16949
  7. Meeting competency requirements to conduct Supplier Quality Audits and
  8. Preparing to taking the AIAG Core Tool Assessment Exam

Intended for practitioners, each module is focused on how to use the Automotive Core Tools.   A combination of presentations (PPT), visuals (Graphs, Charts, Videos) and interactive group activities (Case Study, Discussion) ensures that this in depth session is hands-on.

When held in-house, the Case Study and Presentations have been customized for either Bulk Suppliers or Mechanical Suppliers ensuring that the application of each Automotive Core Tool is relevant to the Supplier, their processes and their product.

Who Should Attend this Course?

1.  Engineering:

  • Process Engineers
  • Quality Engineers
  • Product Design Engineers
  • Supplier Quality Engineers

2.  Quality:

  • Q.C. / Q.A. Technicians
  • Quality Manager

3.  Program/Project Management:

  • Project/Program Manager
  • Sales

4.  Production:

  • Production Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Materials Manager

5.  Leadership:

  • General Manager
  • Plant Manager

What’s Covered?

Module 1

APQP (4 hours)

Module 2

Translating Customer’s Requirements (4 hours)

Module 3

DFMEA (4 hours)

*Design Responsible Suppliers Only

Module 4

PFMEA (8 hours)

Module 5

SPC (8 hours)

Module 6

MSA (8 hours)

Module 7

PPAP (4 hours)

We recommend that participants for each module be the practitioners of the Automotive Core Tool so by design, the course participants will change from one module to the next.





No public dates are scheduled.
Contact us to arrange your team’s onsite session.

* Course dates are confirmed once the minimum number of registrations is achieved. A confirmation email, including payment arrangements, will be sent separately.

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