APQP - Is the APQP process supposed to include process changes?

K

Kevin Tan

#1
Hi all,
This may seem to be a naive question, but is the APQP process supposed to include 'process change' as well, as opposed to only introduction of (or changes to) a new product.

By process change I mean changes in work / manufacturing method, which does not affect the design record (drawing, BOM, etc).

I couldn't find clear references to 'process change' in APQP manual. But I know this is included in PPAP.

Thanks in advance for your kindly assistance.

Kevin
 
Elsmar Forum Sponsor
B

Batman

#2
Hi Kevin!
In the QS9000 3rd Edition, 4.9.5, you are to maintain records of process change effective dates - and consult your customer for submission requirements.

In 4.5.2.1, it mentions customer originating changes and the need for an updated PPAP.

Most importantly, in 4.2.3.1, it states convening multi-diciplinary teams to prepare for production of changed products. These teams should use appropriate techniques identified in the APQP manual (or similar techniques that accomplish the intent).

When you change a process, don't you want verification that the product has not changed negatively? So prove it, utilizing the appropriate methods listed above.
 
#3
Yeppers...

In fact, I have an "APQP Checklist" that has a specific section for "Product/Process Changes" and such. SEE APPENDIX A IN THE BACK OF THE BIG 3'S APQP REFERENCE MANUAL.

It all boils down to the significance of say, for instance, if you don't switch work from a piece of equipment, but relocate that piece from one end of your shop to another --> you have to evaluate the potential impact to the processing of said product... sad to say, but true.

ALM

[This message has been edited by ALM (edited 30 August 1999).]
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
C AS9100 Rev D 8.1.1 & APQP - Operational risk management process AS9100, IAQG 9100, Nadcap and related Aerospace Standards and Requirements 0
kedarg6500 APQP & PPAP for Process Industry - Concept for Waste to Energy Program APQP and PPAP 0
S How can I make a Process Flow Diagram for APQP process Manufacturing and Related Processes 2
Q Need guidance new APQP and PPAP Process Improvement Software Idea Quality Assurance and Compliance Software Tools and Solutions 1
L Request APQP Process Internal Audit checklist APQP and PPAP 2
GURU SDI APQP Procedure For Sand Casting Process APQP and PPAP 6
V Production Development Process APQP Methodology APQP and PPAP 9
E Being asked to do PPAPs - I'm new to the APQP Process APQP and PPAP 12
P PDP (Product Development Process) and APQP Process Map APQP and PPAP 3
P Prototype Build Process per TS 16949 Clause 7.3.6.2 and APQP IATF 16949 - Automotive Quality Systems Standard 5
A One of APQP Process Steps - OTS (Off Tool Sample) Approval APQP and PPAP 1
J Ford GPDS, APQP, Product & Process Development Plans, Purchasing Department Processes Customer and Company Specific Requirements 1
E APQP Process for Service Parts - Many part numbers APQP and PPAP 4
R APQP process as a planning tool for moving product lines to another factory APQP and PPAP 4
Z Is Quotation a part of APQP process? APQP and PPAP 6
D BMW Project - How does their APQP process work? IATF 16949 - Automotive Quality Systems Standard 6
A Tell me how the APQP process is followed - What are the steps it includes APQP and PPAP 2
5 Is anybody aware of a VDA 2 Revision which includes parts of the APQP process? VDA Standards - Germany's Automotive Standards 3
A When do you start the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) Process? APQP and PPAP 10
S APQP Application - Product/process modification and production transfer APQP and PPAP 6
Stijloor APQP Process Assessment Tool - Excel .xls Spreadsheet Excel .xls Spreadsheet Templates and Tools 1
J Ideas for Tracking and Triggering updates in the APQP Process. APQP and PPAP 6
A Process Flow Chart vs. Process Flow Diagram? Pages 38-39 in the APQP Manual FMEA and Control Plans 3
D Difference between Process Verification vs. Process Validation in APQP? APQP and PPAP 4
J Does GM require an Inspection Standard in the APQP process? APQP and PPAP 3
I APQP Process Review and the Purpose of PPAP APQP and PPAP 13
N Identify Documention Process or Method - APQP Manual Page 4 APQP and PPAP 1
S Role of a Quality Engineer in APQP process APQP and PPAP 11
W APQP documents for aerospace products - Looking for examples - Process Map, FMEA, etc Process Maps, Process Mapping and Turtle Diagrams 5
U Process Ownership - APQP shall be be led by Design & Development Dept? Design and Development of Products and Processes 2
M Internal Auditing of our APQP Process - Who can audit APQP? IATF 16949 - Automotive Quality Systems Standard 5
M APQP & PPAP - Does Toyota follow the APQP and PPAP process? Customer and Company Specific Requirements 5
L Does the APQP process end with the approval of the PPAP? APQP and PPAP 5
D Automotive manufacturing process - Our process isn't exactly like APQP APQP and PPAP 5
B Seeking: Life success stories of how the APQP process and tools helped your company APQP and PPAP 2
I Process Verification And Aproval - Phase 4 of APQP APQP and PPAP 3
J Determining effectiveness of APQP Process throughout our entire organization Preventive Action and Continuous Improvement 3
A Microsoft Access APQP type database for Process Flow, FMEA, Control Plan, etc. Quality Assurance and Compliance Software Tools and Solutions 44
J APQP Requirements - Product/Process Assumptions and Product Assurance Plan APQP and PPAP 4
P Simple PPAP / APQP Step-by-Step Process APQP and PPAP 3
J APQP Checklists - Process Flow Chart Checklist, PFMEA Checklist, Floor Plan Checklist APQP and PPAP 11
G APQP Scope and scale tool APQP and PPAP 2
G AS9145/APQP return on investment APQP and PPAP 6
Pau Calvo PPAP customer requirements in the APQP APQP and PPAP 22
B What is the role of Quality Engineer in APQP and PPAP APQP and PPAP 3
S APQP Relationship Diagram APQP and PPAP 2
C Looking for APQP Training recommendations preferably in the aerospace industry APQP and PPAP 2
G Engineering Specifications - APQP APQP and PPAP 5
K APQP Gates_Project/Product Localization APQP and PPAP 4
K APQP Phase 3 - Team Feasibility Commitment APQP and PPAP 3
Similar threads


















































Top Bottom