Topics: Quality, Safety & Maintenance Quality control
To become a preferred supplier in the automotive industry, organizations must demonstrate high-level engineering/organizational capabilities that meet customers' needs. The outcome of a product development project may determine whether an organization procures a PO or contract from a global automotive customer. This is an overview of the best practices/methodologies for planning/managing the successful launch of a new product.
The difficult task is how to take ideas and develop them into a viable product design, manufacture the designed product, and distribute and sell the product. The APQP process and management and implementation of the process is critical to the product development multi-disciplinary team.
By participating in this on-demand course, you'll be able to:
*SAE International is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this course.
Participants in the Introduction to Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) eLearning course will gain a \'common-sense\' perspective for successful new product launches and what needs to be done to comply with automotive customer specific requirements. You will also understand how to apply the concepts of \'front-end\' planning (via the APQP process) that will result in continual improvement of products and services for both the customer and the supplying organization. This course is relevant to individuals with limited or general knowledge of the APQP process and some experience with introducing new products or new manufacturing processes.
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Larry Bissell is a renowned and well respected international trainer, consultant, and auditor specializing in automotive supply chain management, supplier development, business management systems, business excellence, and continual improvement for all size automotive companies. Mr. Bissell is recognized as an authority on global supply chain requirements and global supplier development, particularly regarding the stringent requirements of automotive OEM's within the United States. His expertise, abilities, and techniques are designed and structured for automotive supplier organizations that wish to participate in the automotive global supply chain market. Mr. Bissell has over 30 years of industrial experience and has been directly involved in over 1000 highly successful management system audits and client consultations within the ISO 9001, QS-9000, and ISO/TS 16949:2002 arenas.