APQP Documents Checklist

You can use this APQP Documents Checklist to complete all advanced product quality planning demands. Begin by reviewing the voice of the buyer, lessons-learned database, and quality policy. Describe the project goals by establishing priorities, design, quality and reliability aims, and management support. Lastly, carry out all product and process design, development, and validation methods and apply feedback, assessments and corrective actions for continuous development.

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APQP Documents Checklist


Voice of the buyer:

Reflection quality policy, business plans, and marketing plans

Product and process benchmark

Product and process assumptions

Establish priorities (KPIs)

Customer-specific demands

Product reliability studies

Review lessons learned database

Planning and Project Definition

Define project goals

Project team selection and kick-off plan

Quality goals


Product assurance plan

Reliability goals

Preliminary bill of material (initial BOM)

Preliminary list of special product and process characteristics

Management support

Preliminary process flow chart

Design goals

Customer purchase order

Product Design and Development

Design verification

Design reviews

Design for manufacturing and assembly

Prototype build-control plan

Engineering drawings (including math data)

New equipment, tooling and facilities requirements

Team feasibility commitment and management support

Consensus on key/critical product and process characteristics

Engineering specifications

Design failure mode and effects analysis

Change control for drawings.

Drawing and specification changes

Gages/testing equipment requirements

Process Design and Development

Process flow chart

PFMEA (process failure mode effects analysis)

Characteristics matrix (significant and critical)

Pre-launch control plan

Preliminary process capability study plan

Packaging specifications

Product/process quality system review

Floor plan layout (from incoming to shipping)

Process instructions

Measurement system analysis plan

Packaging standards

Product and Process Validation

Measurement systems evaluation

Preliminary process capability study

Production validation testing

Production Part Approval (PPAP)

Packaging evaluation

Production trial run

Production control plan

Quality planning sign-off and management support

Launch and Continuous Improvement

Reduced variation

Improved delivery performance

Improved customer satisfaction

Management review

Effective use of lessons learned

Corrective Actions

Meet internal and external timing




Any other recommendations?

Name & Signature of Project Manager: