Course Description

Learners will be guided through a simulated automotive product launch using the core tools of APQP.  The course will cover how to incorporate the inputs of product design and customer specific requirements into an effective product launch.  While applying their understanding of the core tools framework, learners will develop outputs such as a Process Flow Diagram, PFMEA and Control Plan with emphasis on risk mitigation and a controlled launch in an IATF16949 environment.

Course Outline

Part 1

Automotive Core Tools I

  • Applied Statistics
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Measurement Systems Analysis
  • Data Analysis

Automotive Core Tools II

  • O.E.E. Improvement
  • Layout
  • Load Balancing
  • Time and Work Measurement/Study

Part 2 

Plan – Do – Check – Act

  • The Automotive Environment
  • Plan- Do – Check – Act
  • Gate and Phase Reviews
  • Equipment SOR for Capital Expenditure
  • New program Launch Deliverables
  • Service Requirements and Flexibility requirements

Risk and Control

  • Process Flow Development
  • Understanding Feasibility and Risk Assessment
  • Process Flow Diagram – AIAG Standard
  • PFMEA Development
  • Control Plan Development

Product Launch Competition

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