Software APQP - PPAP

Software APQP – PPAP

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Software APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) 

APQP is the structured method of managing the process of developing a product or a service, introduced and applied by Ford, General Motors, Chrysler and officialized in the QS9000.

The Advanced Product Quality Planning software APQP Quarta EVOis the document that allows you to manage the development process of a product or a service in accordance with the requirements of the ISO-TS regulation.

The APQP of Quarta EVO is a document whose management and progress is governed by the workflow configured according to what is prescribed; it is a document that “is born” complete with Work Breakdown Structure, which can be Planned/configured/adapted according to what is required by the organization and / or by each individual “project”.

Software PPAP – Production Part Approval Process

Software PPAP Quarta EVO (Production Part Approval Process) is a module that gathers the needs that rule the suppliers’ omolgation process of components and of their production’s processes.

Developed in accordance with regulatory requirements (eg IATF 16949, which provides for its application in a mandatory manner) as practiced in the major car manufacturers and not only, it allows you to use an easy and automated method able to support the management of one of the most complex and critical processes: the relationship with suppliers (and/or customers).

Through an extremely user-friendly mode and by guiding the user step by step, it is possible to manage the so-called elements, that is the documentation that certifies the fulfillment of the requirements.

Features and Benefits

The APQP of Quarta EVO together with the modules of Quarta EVO SPC, Quarta EVO FMEA, Quarta EVO PPAP, Quarta EVO MSA and Quarta EVO Control Plan make up the Quarta EVO suite for the Automotive sector.

Quarta EVO APQP is also fully integrated with the other modules such as Inspections, Indicators, Non-Conformity, Corrective Actions, Complaints, the PPAP document, the Samples, the Technical Documentation, the Activities, the MSA Attachments, SPC, 8D reports, etc.

Quarta EVO APQP allows to maintain control over the quality system during the entire production, filling the differences between the supplier and the customer.

The APQP of Quarta EVO is a document that “is born” indicating to the users involved (Team) the need to produce a predefined set of activities and related documents, the elements (see “Outputs” of the individual “phases”).

Although often experienced as a bureaucracy of the design processes, there are many benefits in using an APQP, if introduced with the right look and the right software tool:

  • improvement of information flow;
  • reliability guarantee;
  • a good design allows a considerable reduction of costs;
  • provide a quality product on time;
  • involve all the resources involved in customer satisfaction;
  • be able to bring out the problems in advance;
  • involve suppliers, customers and subcontractors in the various stages of development.