APQP Planning Checklist

Use this APQP Planning Checklist to plan and ensure advanced product quality planning, guiding processes for quality assurance in product development.

APQP Planning Checklist



APQP Planning

1. Are system and/or component level Project Teams formed?


Photo Comment

2. Is adequate training or skill available to team members for this phase?


Photo Comment

3. Are Process FMEA updated from the Design phase activities?


Photo Comment

4. Are key process characteristics finalized?


Photo Comment

5. Are actions followed up, and are process FMEA updated to reflect actions taken?


Photo Comment

6. Are mistake-proofing requirements updated for high-risk operations?


Photo Comment

7. Are supplier product development plans and supporting documentation available and reviewed?


Photo Comment

8. Are special characteristic matrices utilized?


Photo Comment

9. Do they identify special characteristics to manufacturing process operation relationships?


Photo Comment

10. Are Pre-Launch Control Plans utilized and do they include: • Specific additional actions/reactions that must occur to assure error-free output? • Linkage to key design and Process FMEA and Process Flow charts? • Statistical evaluation of the process • Reaction plans if problems are encountered in builds? • Quality Assurance vs. Quality Control Methodology?


Photo Comment

11. Are product-level predictive indicators established?


Photo Comment

12. Are tooling, equipment, gage, fixture, and test/requirements finalized to include: • Comparison to key process characteristics? • Comparison to Control Plan to identify any new requirements?


Photo Comment

13. Are process capability estimates finalized for each process characteristic?


Photo Comment

14. Are reaction plans developed for each characteristic that does not meet capability targets?


Photo Comment

15. Are component packaging and shipping design and test plans available which include: • Packaging and shipping instructions • Shipping and Part identification label • Lab and Shipping Test requirements for expendable packaging and/or returnable containers • Returnable container management program


Photo Comment

16. Are operator process instructions finalized, and do they reflect FMEA, control plan(s), engineering requirements, process flow chart, floor plan layout, characteristic matrix, etc.?


Photo Comment

17. Is operator training performed, and are training plans available?


Photo Comment

18. Are pilot builds conducted include the following: • Components from hard-tooled processes • Reviews that components meet the design intent for process capability


Photo Comment

19. Is system and/or component production validation testing conducted includes the following: • Test results that include descriptive statistics, capability statistics, etc.? • Identification of any test failures on design and process FMEAs?


Photo Comment

20. Are supplier process sign-offs performed include the following: • A procedure for process sign-off? • A systematic and sequential review of the manufacturing process at the quoted peak daily line rate, including manpower, facilities, equipment, material, methods, procedures, etc..?


Photo Comment

21. Are potential process failure modes identified with the use of process FMEA at the product level, system, and component level designs? Are high-risk failure modes identified by station and are lists available?


Photo Comment

22. Are measurement systems analysis plans developed, and do they include: • The responsibility for gauging linearity, accuracy, repeatability, and reproducibility? • Correlation for duplicate gages? • Inclusion of measuring devices on Manufacturing calibration systems?


Photo Comment

Is this sample what you are looking for?
Sign up to use & customise this template, or create your own custom checklist:

Checklist by GoAudits.com – Please note that this checklist is intended as an example. We do not guarantee compliance with the laws applicable to your territory or industry. You should seek professional advice to determine how this checklist should be adapted to your workplace or jurisdiction.

Seeing is Believing

Get a live demo customized to your unique needs, or get started with a 14-day FREE trial.

linkedin linkedin