Course overview

This one-day onsite course provides a clear interpretation and understanding of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) core tools and how it relates to IATF 16949 standard.

It walks you step-by-step through APQP and teaches how to meet OEMs ‘requirements for product quality planning and preparation of control plans.

We typically cover requirements of FCA, Ford Motor Co., and General Motors Co., however if your company has different OEMs this course can be tailored to cover those OEMs requirements for APQP.

This one-day course provides an overview of the tools, procedures and reporting requirements specified in APQP reference manual.

We will also briefly introduce Microsoft Project platform which is widely used for APQP implementation.

Who should attend?

This course is recommended for personnel responsible and involved in product quality planning activities; IATF 16949 internal and / or supplier auditors; anyone involved in the implementation of IATF 16949; or anyone interested in learning about APQP core tool.

Course Type

Public; Instructor-Led

Learning Objectives

Participants learn how to implement APQP and control its activities to meet customer specific requirements and timelines. It also helps learners how to control programs budgets and enables internal or supplier auditors to know how to conduct assessment and audits


Topics covered

  • APQP definitions, and requirements referenced in IATF 16949 standard
  • Phases and categorized activities within APQP process
  • Detailed discussions of each APQP steps
  • Describe feedback review and timeline control throughout the APQP process
  • Discuss selected OEMs customer requirements for APQP and control plan

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