What is APQP:

IATF 16949 Definition:

“Product quality planning process that supports development of a product or service that will satisfy customer requirements; APQP serves as a guide in the development process and also a standard way to share results between organizations and their customers; APQP covers design robustness, design testing and specification compliance, production process design, quality inspection standards, process capability, production capacity, product packaging, product testing and operator training plan, among other items.”

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course delegates will be able to:

Understand what APQP is and the link to IATF 16949.

Understand the links between APQP and the other Core tools.

Understand how to develop the process for the implementation of APQP.

Who should attend:

If you are involved in APQP activities (either as a team member or by leading a team involved in APQP), or if you are involved in the implementation of IATF 16949, then this one-day course could be beneficial for you.


What is APQP.

The need for APQP.


Plan and Define.

Product Design & Development.

Process Design.

Feedback Assessment and Corrective Action.

Control Plan.


A Certificate of Attendance is provided on conclusion of the course.


1 day.


Aaron Benson

Aaron is a Consultant to companies for ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016. He is a  Certified Lead Auditor with TÜV SÜD in Germany. Aaron has over 20 Years experience working as a Quality & Engineering Manager. He is a Manufacturing specialist in Machining, particularly Swiss Type CNC.