New APQP 2nd Edition

The Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) reference manual provides common guidelines for a product quality plan and control plans leading to product that satisfies customer expectations.

The new APQP 2nd edition explains all the steps necessary to plan for successful product approval submission and for common communication of program status between the supplier, organization, and OEM. This guidance manual employs the process approach and provides recommendations for a reduction in the complexity of product quality planning, including developing and implementing control plans.

Exclusively available from the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG), the APQP reference manual contains guidelines that support the requirements as described in ISO/TS 16949 and the applicable Customer Specific Requirements. The 2nd Edition APQP reference manual was updated to:

  • Incorporate the customer-focused process approach
  • Present lessons learned and best practices
  • Address all requirements of the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • Update the Control Plan form and to reflect appropriate terminology

To order the new APQP reference manual, go to this AIAG web page.