As noted earlier, one should not look at this entirely in a linear fashion. However, to some degree one may look at the phases with an eye to critical paths. For example, design goals, a Phase 1 output, is necessary for completion of certain Phase 2 outputs (for example the Design FMEA).
Step back and ask yourself: “…What do I need before I can complete my Control Plan?…” There may be inputs your company utilizes which are not listed in the APQP manual.
If you try to draw a direct line from an input to an output (such as from design goals to design FMEA above), you will not always have a clear 1 to 1 relationship. As an example, when design goals are established and documented they will probably have an effect on a number of the outputs. In this case design goals may affect the design FMEA, design verification test design, certain engineering and material specifications, and the prototype build control plan.
Inputs / Outputs - Phase 2
Reliability and Quality Goals
Preliminary Bill of Material
Preliminary Process Flow Chart
Preliminary Listing of Special Product and Process Characteristics
Product Assurance Plan
Outputs by Design Responsible Activity
Outputs by Advanced Product Quality Planning Team
DFM and DFA
Design for Manufacturability
Design for Assembly
Prototype Build Control Plan
Engineering Drawings (including Math data)
Drawing and Specification Changes
New equipment, tooling and facilities requirements
Special product and process characteristics
Gage and testing equipment requirements
Team feasibility commitment and management support