Why historical data & benchmark data is important in APQP planning phase

sushant_kulkarni

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In APQP planning phase why historical data & benchmark data is as important?

or does is effect the planned product or help in any extend ?

If answer is yes can anyone give me some kind of example regarding the same?

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Stijloor

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In APQP planning phase why historical data & benchmark data is as important?

or does is effect the planned product or help in any extend ?

If answer is yes can anyone give me some kind of example regarding the same?

:)
Hello Sushant,

In APQP, historical data (i.e.: "Lessons Learned") will help you to prevent problems that happen in the past.

Benchmarking data will help you to find out how well you measure up with others (competitors). If your competitors are much stronger or more advanced than you are, you (actually Top management) have to make some important decisions.

Search various threads here on The Cove, and you'll find good information.

Stijloor.
 

sushant_kulkarni

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Re: In APQP planning phase why historical data & benchmark data is important

There was two kind of Benchmark data mentioned in APQP manual.

1) Product benchmark data.

2) process benchmark data.

What is the differ. betw. two?
 

Stijloor

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Re: In APQP planning phase why historical data & benchmark data is important

There was two kind of Benchmark data mentioned in APQP manual.

1) Product benchmark data.

2) process benchmark data.

What is the differ. betw. two?
Hello Sushant,

This data may or may not be available. Although I am always amazed how much companies know about their competitors' products and processes.

Ask a few questions related to:

PRODUCT
1) How is your product better than the competition?
2) What are the characteristics that makes your product superior?
If not,
3) What must be done to make your product better than the competition?

PROCESS
1) How are your processes better than the competition?
2) What are the characteristics that makes your processes superior?
If not,
3) What must be done to make your processes better than the competition?

I do not have the APQP manual handy (I am traveling), but if you look, you'll find some information.

Hope this helps a little.

Stijloor.
 
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Stijloor

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Re: In APQP planning phase why historical data & benchmark data is important

Hello Sushant,

This data may or may not be available. Although I am always amazed how much companies know about their competitors' products and processes.

Ask a few questions related to:

PRODUCT
1) How is your product better than the competition?
2) What are the characteristics that makes your product superior?
If not,
3) What must be done to make your product better than the competition?

PROCESS
1) How are your processes better than the competition?
2) What are the characteristics that makes your processes superior?
If not,
3) What must be done to make your processes better than the competition?

I do not have the APQP manual handy (I am traveling), but if you look, you'll find some information.

Hope this helps a little.

Stijloor.
Hello Sushant,

Sorry for quoting myself, but allow me to give you the references in the APQP manual. See Page 9, Par 1.3 and Page 81 "Benchmarking."

Let me know if you need more info.

Stijloor.
 
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sushant_kulkarni

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Re: In APQP planning phase why historical data & benchmark data is important

Thanks for the valuable information

Regards,

its Sushant and not sushanti
 
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