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This 1-day hands-on workshop will provide you with fundamental knowledge and practice on the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) methodology and tools, the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) deliverables, and related Capability Analysis requirements and methods, including the Cp, Cpk, Pp, and Ppk indices. Participants experience an integrated overview of the APQP process and key tools, the PPAP documents and their development, and the purpose and techniques for conducting Capability Analysis on appropriate product characteristics. Participants will see instructor led examples of Individual and Moving Range (I-MR) Charts, Variable Gage R&R studies, Capability Analysis (Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk), and other Process Control strategies. The program is designed for all levels of quality, design and manufacturing personnel, as well as more experienced quality, engineering, and management personnel.

Recommended Resources:

  • Participants are responsible for obtaining and bringing their own copies of the related AS standards to class for reference purposes; AS9145, AS13006, and related standards are referenced, but are not provided in the course materials.
  • Participants are also encouraged to bring a notebook or laptop computer loaded with Microsoft Excel 2010 or higher and  Minitab 16 or higher; a computer is not mandatory but is highly recommended to be able to participate in classroom exercises. A trial version of Minitab is available at http://www.minitab.com/en-us/products/minitab/ .

Here are some of the things that you’ll learn:

  • Key inputs and outputs for APQP and PPAP
  • APQP phases, milestones, and deliverables
  • The relationship between APQP and PPAP
  • Levels of evidence and PPAP submission criteria
  • Capability Analysis requirements and methodology related to special characteristics
  • Common pitfalls, options, and negotiating strategies related to APQP, PPAP, and Capability Analysis
  • Introduction to variables control charts, including X-bar & R and Individual & Moving Range
  • High level introduction to Gage R&R studies for both variable and attribute data.
  • High level introduction to capability studies including Cp, Cpk, Pp, and Ppk.
  • Demonstration of related studies within the Minitab environment.
  • High level introduction to 8D Problem Solving and Error Proofing Methods
  • AESQ Recommended Training for aeroengine and aerospace suppliers related to AS91XX and AS13XXX standards.

NOTE: This high-level overview course does not focus on AS13004 related tools including PFD, PFMEA, and Control Plan, and is not a practicum for developing APQP and PPAP deliverables. In-depth, hands-on practice opportunities are provided in the other courses in this 5-day series.

When:           March 2, 2020
Time:            8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where:          Indiana Wesleyan University
                     Cincinnati Education and Conference Center
                     9286 Schultze Drive
                     West Chester, OH 45069
Cost:            $400/participant before January 31, 2020; multi-course discounts available

Includes:      200+ page textbook; does not include copies of AS9145 or related standards

                    Pre/post assessment

                    Certificate of Completion

                    Customized exercises based on supplier and customer products and processes

                    On-going email and telephone support from ITR available.

                    Coffee, water, snacks, and lunch

                    Wifi access
Inquiries:     Contact Dan Bauer at 915-867-4500 or email dan.bauer@itr-sa.com

AS9145/AS13006 1-day Introduction to APQP, PPAP, Process Control Tools and Requirements

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