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Engineering Plans

Quality Planning & Engineering

Advanced Product Quality Planning

Overview

Whether you are planning to launch a new product or looking to bring order to a chaotic supply chain situation, Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) is the way to bring order and structure. Developed over many decades, APQP involves organizing quality planning activities in a sequenced manner. 

Our team will collaborate with you to develop a quality plan that ensures the smooth launch of new products, the stable production of existing products, and support in driving continuous improvement and product innovation based on customer feedback.

Example Deliverables. 

Design Review

  • Establish Design Goals

  • Reliability and Quality Goals

  • Preliminary Bill of Material (BOM)

  • Preliminary Process Flow

Design Iteration/Engineering Validation Testing

  • Design FMEA (DFMEA)

  • Design for Manufacturing, Inspection, and Assembly (DFM/A)

  • Prototyping

  • Engineering Change Procedures

  • Equipment, Tooling and Facilities Requirements

  • Special Product and Process Characteristics

  • Gauges /Testing Equipment Requirements

Production Validation Preparation 

  • Packaging Standards and Specifications

  • Quality System Review

  • Process Flow Chart

  • Floor Plan Layout

  • Process FMEA (PFMEA)

  • Pre-Launch Control Plan

  • Process Instructions

  • Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA) Plan

  • Preliminary Process Capability Plan

Production Validation Testing

  • Significant Production Run

  • MSA Results

  • Process Capability Studies

  • Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)

  • Packaging Evaluation

  • Production Control Plan

  • Quality Planning Sign-Off and Gateway approval

Production Ramp

  • Continuous Improvement

Quality Engineering

Overview

At any stage of your product life, we can bring in quality engineers with extensive experience. Our quality engineering services can ensure your product is designed, manufactured, and inspected following best practices. We can also help diagnose quality problems. Our engineers work on site or remotely, depending on the scope of work required.  

Example Deliverables 

  • Develop comprehensive process control plans, ensuring your product is thoroughly inspected during every step of the manufacturing process. 

  • Manufacturing troubleshooting, problem diagnosis, and solution development

  • Assembly Tolerance Stack Analysis

  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) drawing analysis, inspector and line worker training

  • Gage R&R Training and Support 

  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis workshops

  • Statistical Process Control (SPC) / Process Capability Studies 

  • Visual Quality Standards and inspection procedures

  • Develop measurement processes for product measurement, including specification of equipment.

  • Design and produce test rigs, jigs, and fixtures