Methods for Advanced Product Quality Planning
APQP – Advanced Product Quality Planning
The SupplyOn solution for Advanced Product Quality Planning is based on the APQP method (Advanced Product Quality Planning), which is now established itself as a key component of quality management, particularly in the automotive industry. The structured method integrates all activities that are to be performed in the development and planning phase of a product, in order to guarantee a flawless product for the customer. The goal of Advanced Product Quality Planning is to prevent errors that would otherwise need to be corrected during series production. APQP involves a continuous project management that incorporate the supply chain in the manufacturer’s quality planning process. All project and product-relevant data are centrally planned, managed and monitored to ensure a uniform, product-related documentation.
The SupplyOn solution for Advanced Product Quality Planning is especially suited for electronically supporting the GRESS/GRAMS quality and documentation assurance processes that are widely used in the European aerospace industry. GRESS/GRAMS encompasses the general requirements that suppliers have to meet for their products and services (GRESS: General Requirements for Equipment and System Suppliers; GRAMS: General Requirements for Aerostructure and Material Suppliers). The objective is to reduce the administrative effort required for tracking documentation, schedules and deadlines in collaboration with all persons involved in the supply chain value added process.