Since Ford has combined the FPDS, VPDS & MPDS into the GPDS their logic has changed. Now the timing template is split into two categories, Powertrain and Vehicle. Not too mention that alot of the milestones have different names. The new timelines still have the basic five phases of APQP, but everything matches up exactly.
When will documentation be availible?
BTW. I have called our STA and she is still trying to get up too speed on GPDS as well.
If you can't use the link: go to Covisint.com - log in using the automotive log in option - choose the Ford portal - under applications click on Ford Supplier Learning Institute (FSLI) - Click "Enter the Institute" - click on the "Courses" tab near the top of the page - click on option 2 "Web-based solutions" - from this page, choose the GPDS training.
Re: FPDS now GPDS - How does GPDS align with the 23 elements of APQP
Is there someone who can share info about How fit Ford Gates into project timeline? I mean which gate respond to which phase of the project and what is the time period between each Ford gate? Is it determined by Ford? Maybe approximately? E.g. when we have one component for Ford and Ford and we established start (SI) and end (J1) of the project how we should fit every Ford Gate into this project timeline? Sorry if it is stupid but I am trying to do this without contacting STA or someone on Ford side. I know that gates are: <KO>; <SI>; <SC>; <PH>; <PA>; <ST>; <PR>; <CP>; <CC>; <HTFB>; <LR>; <1PP>; <FEU>; S>; <CB>; <J1>; <FS>. Correct me if I am wrong. I am learning.