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APQP Checklist

You can use this APQP checklist to guarantee the performance of Process FMEA, key process details, pre-launch control systems, process capability estimates, operator process guidance, packaging and shipping design, and supplier process sign-offs. Collect the electronic signatures of APQP employees to authenticate all deliverables.
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APQP Checklist
Process Design and Development
Have Key Process Characteristics been settled?
Are Actions followed up and are Process FMEAs updated to indicate actions taken?
Have Mistake Proofing demands been updated for high-risk operations?
Have Process FMEA’s been renewed from Design phase activities?
Are Supplier Product Development Plans and maintaining documentation accessible and reviewed?
Are Special Characteristic Matrixes used?
Do matrixes distinguish Special Characteristic to Manufacturing Process operation relationships?
Have Tooling, Equipment, Gage, Fixture, and Test Equipment demands been achieved and included a comparison to key process characteristics and relation to Control Plan to identify any new demands?
Are Pre-Launch Control Plans used and included specific additional actions/reactions, linkage to key Design and Process FMEAs and Process Flow charts, statistical evaluation of the method, reaction plans if problems are encountered in builds and Quality Assurance vs. Quality Control Methodology?
Are Product Level Predictive Indicators built and do they include First Time Capability (FTC) vs Product Quality Assessments and FTC vs Warranty?
Have Process Capability Estimates been settled for each process characteristic?
Are reaction plan produced for each characteristic that does not meet capability targets?
Have Operator Process Instructions been achieved and do they show FMEAs, Control Plan(s), Engineering demands, Process Flow Chart, Floor Plan Layout, Characteristic Matrix, etc.?
Is Operator Training presented and are training plans available?
Are Component Packaging and Shipping Design and Test Plans ready and include packaging and shipping guidance, Shipping and Part identification label, Lab and Shipping Test demands for expendable packaging and/or returnable containers, returnable container management program.
Are Pilot Builds conducted and involve components from Hard Tooled processes and reviews that components meet the design intention for Process Capability?
Is System and/or Component Production Validation Testing conducted and includes test results that contain descriptive statistics, capability statistics and identification of any test Failures on Design and Process FMEAs?
Are Potential Process Failure Modes identified with the aid of Process FMEAs at the product level, system, and component-level designs?
Are high-risk failure modes identified by the station and are lists possible?
Are Supplier Process Sign-offs presented and include a plan for Process Sign-offs offs and a systematic and sequential review of the manufacturing process at rated peak daily line rate, including manpower, facilities, equipment, material, methods, methods, etc.?
Are Measurement Systems Analysis plans developed and do they contain the responsibility for gage linearity, accuracy, repeatability, reproducibility, the correlation for duplicate gages and measuring devices on producing calibration systems?
Any other recommendations?
Name & Signature of Project Manager:
APQP Staff
Designation & Department
Name & Signature
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Ensure Quality and Compliance with an APQP Checklist

Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) is a process for ensuring that products are designed and manufactured to meet customer needs and comply with regulatory requirements. An APQP checklist is a tool for documenting and managing the APQP process.

An APQP checklist typically includes tasks such as identifying customer needs, defining product specifications, establishing manufacturing processes, and conducting product testing and validation. By following a standardized checklist, businesses can ensure that all important details are captured and nothing is overlooked.

Using an APQP checklist can help to ensure that products meet customer needs, comply with regulatory requirements, and are manufactured efficiently and cost-effectively. It can also help to identify potential issues before they become major problems, reducing the risk of costly recalls or non-compliance penalties.

Please note that this checklist template is a hypothetical appuses-hero example and provides only standard information. The template does not aim to replace, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or any other applicable law. You should seek your professional advice to determine whether the use of such a checklist is appropriate in your workplace or jurisdiction.
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