Advanced Product Quality Planning

Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)

At Cerro Fabricated Products, during the estimating process, the APQP review in an important factor in understanding customer requirements with a new or existing part.

Complex products and supply chains present plenty of possibilities for failure, especially when new products are being launched. Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) is a structured process aimed at ensuring customer satisfaction with new products or processes.

APQP has existed for decades in many forms and practices. Originally referred to as Advanced Quality Planning (AQP), APQP is used by progressive companies to assure quality and performance through planning. 

Suppliers utilize APQP to bring new products and processes to successful validation and drive continuous improvement.

At Cerro, team members from engineering, estimating, quality and production are gathered to ensure a full understanding of a customer’s expectations before accepting an order.