Schuette Metals uses Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), an in-depth fabrication approach. This approach uncovers and minimizes issues from every possible aspect of the manufacturing process. Our approach means your parts of the project are ready the first and every time.
According to NPD Solutions, the APQP process involves these major elements:
The project moves to the alpha phase in fabricating a test part. There are quality gates at every point of this phase, proving out our overall process to validate every assumption at this point is accurate.
When we're satisfied with the result of a conforming part, we document all the data and put into work instructions providing operators with a starting point.
Any new process changes go into the work order.
Finally, a Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) document is issued, confirming the ability to create a conforming part.
Theory and Strengths of Advanced Product Quality Planning
Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP): a structured approach to standardize quality requirements for manufacturers to design products satisfying customers.
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