|About the Book|
This is the first book dedicated to explaining the total advanced quality planning process with clarity and detail, especially as it pertains to the Big Threes standardized approach.Advanced Quality Planning: A Commonsense Guide to AQP and APQPMoreThis is the first book dedicated to explaining the total advanced quality planning process with clarity and detail, especially as it pertains to the Big Threes standardized approach.Advanced Quality Planning: A Commonsense Guide to AQP and APQP clarifies and itemizes the requirements of Chrysler, GM, and Ford, as well as the majority of the Tier I suppliers. It provides a list of exactly what they would like to see implemented in their suppliers processes, enhancing the ability to develop and produce products and systems that will satisfy their customers. The book also provides a detailed look at the basic and higher advanced quality planning concepts in a practical and easy-to-understand format so that both the novice and experienced user will be able to apply AQP appropriately and effectively.The author, D.H. Stamatis, takes you step-by-step through the advanced quality planning methodology providing you with an overview and discussion of the role of teams in AQP, including such key components as scheduling, creating a product definition, prototype development, manufacturing preparedness, analytical techniques, documentation, reliability, and maintainability, and their implementation.It is a perfect guide for the program manager who is responsible for selecting the proper quality tools and management techniques necessary to fulfill the quality planning strategy. It also provides checklists to help plan the actions which will be appropriate for their respective projects.Special Features:Appendixes containing a sample business plan and a case study of Chryslers ProcessSign-Off (PSO) methodology showing how clean and straightforward sign-off can be when AQP has been implemented effectively.