Checklist of APQP activities in NPD

APQP is advance product quality planning process (APQPP). APQP is a framework of procedures and techniques used to develop  products in industry, particularly in the automotive industry.

List of APQP activities 

APQP list comprises 5 phases. 

1. Product planning and program definition
2. Product design and development
3. Process design and development
4. Product and process validation
5. Feedback & Corrective action

Phase I : Product Planning and Program Definition

  1. Receipt of RFQ  (Receipt of drawing along with spec drawing/ref. sample)
  2. Formation of CFT
  3. Review of Drawing  / Feasibility Review and Risk Assessment
  4. Resource planning
  5. Past Problem History study
  6. Initial Kick Off meeting,
  7. Preparation of Part Information sheet (PIS)/ Initial Bill of material (BOM)
  8. Received LOI/Go ahead/Spec Meeting.
  9. Master List of Drawing/Std.
  10. Receiving CAD data from customer & other input for product design/development.
  11. Preparation of APQP Timing Plan.
  12. Prepare Preliminary Process Flow Chart
  13. Prepare Listing of special product and process characteristics
  14. Prepare Preliminary Listing of New equipment , tooling and facility requirements
  15. Taking supplier input on child part development feasibility
  16. Prepare Supplier PPAP requirement as per QA.
  17. Review & Management Support


Phase-2:-Product Design and Development

  1. Design/Drawing  & Data
  2. Engineering specification
  3. Material Specification
  4. BOM preparation
  5. ECN record & Requirement
  6. Decision on make & Buy
  7. Design of Tooling, Fixtures and other Requirements
  8. Preparation of inspection standard for brought out part
  9. Procurement of child part for proto type development
  10. Identification of new equipment requirement/ New tooling requirement/ New facilities/ Gauge/test equipments
  11. Acquiring all required new equipment/child part/gauges, etc
  12. Prepare proto type control plan
  13. Manufacturing of Tooling, Fixtures and other Requirements *
  14. Calibration of Tooling, Fixtures and other Requirements
  15. Make Trial /Event samples as per requirement (Customer/Internal)
  16. Part dispatch to customer
  17. Review product design and development plan
  18. Team feasibility commitment
  19. Operator & staff training
  20. Management presentation and support


Phase-3:-Process Design and Development

  1. Plant setup.
  2. Prepare new plant/Line layout
  3. Government clearance & approval for plant setup
  4. Land acquisition
  5. Plant construction/Line construction
  6. Plant audit & handover
  7. Preparation of Process flow chart
  8. Floor plan layout
  9.  Prepare Preliminary Process PFMEA
  10. Review Preliminary Process PFMEA.
  11. Prepare Prelaunch Control Plan  /PCS/PQCT
  12. Review  Prelaunch Control Plan  /PCS/PQCT
  13. Prepare WI/Inspection standards
  14. Make Trial /Event samples as per requirement (Customer/Internal)
  15. Make Trial /Event samples evaluation
  16. Prepare Operation Process Instruction./Supervisor  Training for change point
  17. Verify the outputs against Preliminary Control Plan (Initial Event Sample Trial)
  18. MSA/SPC
  19. Packaging Standard (Customer Defined)
  20. Review product & process quality system review


Phase-4:-Product & Process Validation

  1. Arranging material for trial run
  2. Arranging raw material & BOP
  3. Setup approval of tool
  4. Sample inspection as per drawing & control plan
  5. Sample submission & report submission to customer
  6. Feedback from customer
  7. Correction in tool (If required)
  8. Sample & ISIR report
  9. Production Trial run & corrective action (PPVT trial)
  10. PPAP preparation and submission to customer
  11. Packing evaluation
  12. MSA study
  13. SPC study for critical dimensions
  14. Review of  FMEA
  15. Prepare & Review Production Control Plan
  16. Review


Phase-5:-Production Launch, Assessment, and Improvement

  1. Conduct PSO (Part submission Order) as per PQCT/Control Plan
  2. PPAP approval from Customer
  3. Forward product to customer through Initial product control process.
  4. Feedback Analysis and corrective action
  5. Sign off Part Submission Warrant (PSW) with Customer
  6. Review of the  above activity until all points are not closed

APQP Timeline or APQP Matrix

For every project there will be project life. Start & end time will be fixed for any project.

Let’s say project life is 2 years. In these 2 years major events will be planned. These events are added into APQP timeline.

Each activity is measured on plan vs actual graph.


Draft photo of Complete APQP timeline,..


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