Title Page

  • Project Name

  • Company

  • Location
  • Project Manager

  • Conducted on

APQP Documents Checklist


  • Voice of the customer

  • Review quality policy, business plans, and marketing plans

  • Review lessons learned database

  • Product and process benchmark

  • Product and process assumptions

  • Product reliability studies

  • Customer-specific requirements

  • Establish priorities (KPIs)

Planning and Project Definition

  • Define project goals

  • Customer purchase order

  • Drawings

  • Design goals

  • Quality goals

  • Reliability goals

  • Preliminary bill of material (initial BOM)

  • Preliminary process flow chart

  • Preliminary list of special product and process characteristics

  • Product assurance plan

  • Project team selection and kick-off plan

  • Management support

Product Design and Development

  • Design failure mode and effects analysis

  • Design for manufacturing and assembly

  • Design verification

  • Design reviews

  • Prototype build-control plan

  • Engineering drawings (including math data)

  • Engineering specifications

  • Drawing and specification changes

  • Change control for drawings

  • New equipment, tooling and facilities requirements

  • Consensus on key/critical product and process characteristics

  • Gages/testing equipment requirements

  • Team feasibility commitment and management support

Process Design and Development

  • Product/process quality system review

  • Floor plan layout (from incoming to shipping)

  • PFMEA (process failure mode effects analysis)

  • Process flow chart

  • Characteristics matrix (significant and critical)

  • Pre-launch control plan

  • Process instructions

  • Measurement system analysis plan

  • Preliminary process capability study plan

  • Packaging standards

  • Packaging specifications

Product and Process Validation

  • Production trial run

  • Measurement systems evaluation

  • Preliminary process capability study

  • Production Part Approval (PPAP)

  • Production validation testing

  • Packaging evaluation

  • Production control plan

  • Quality planning sign-off and management support

Launch and Continuous Improvement

  • Feedback

  • Assessments

  • Corrective Actions

  • Reduced variation

  • Improved customer satisfaction

  • Improved delivery performance

  • Effective use of lessons learned

  • Meet internal and external timing

  • Management review


  • Additional Recommendations

  • Name & Signature of Project Manager

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