Product quality planning

Course description

Product Quality Planning, well known by its acronym APQP for "Advanced Product Quality Planning", is a technique which aims to ensure good planning and management of the various internal resources as a "project" to ensure the realization of customer-satisfying products.

The planning steps presented here reduce the complexity of the process and provide a means of communicating quality requirements more effectively as part of production planning.

Developed by the AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group), and in line with the requirements of AS9100D or IATF 16949:2016, against the backdrop of ISO 9001, APQP is relevant to all company activities.

Target clientele

The course is relevant to all organizations, regardless of the management system standards used.

Course objective

The aim of this course is to enable participants to :

  • understand the benefits of proactive quality planning,
  • understand the requirements of the APQP document,
  • acquire the skills needed to submit an appropriate control plan.


  • Terminology and definitions
  • Relationship with standards
  • General requirements
  • Manufacturer specific requirements
  • The 5 planning steps
  • Control plan content
  • Who should be involved?


No prerequisites, but a general knowledge of the requirements of IATF 16949, AS9100, or other industry standards, or even ISO 9001, is recommended.

Total time

1 day (7 hours) or 2 days (14 hours), depending on customer requirements.



Available Dates

If the available dates are not suitable for your schedule, contact us to be added to the waiting list or request a private session.

No public sessions are currently planned for this course.