Advanced Product Quality Planning APQP at Cerro Fabricated Products

Advanced Product Quality Planning

Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)

During the estimating process at Cerro Fabricated Products, the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) review is an important factor for 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. The structured APQP process is aimed at ensuring customer satisfaction with new products or processes.

Originally referred to as Advanced Quality Planning, APQP is a methodology that has been used in various industries for decades. This systematic approach ensures quality throughout the product development and manufacturing processes. APQP emphasizes thorough planning, continuous communication, and adherence to established quality standards. With APQP, organizations can meet or exceed customer expectations while optimizing efficiency and reducing waste.

Progressive companies use this process to assure quality and performance through planning. Similarly, suppliers utilize APQP to bring new products and processes to successful validation and drive continuous improvement. Before accepting an order, team members from our engineering, estimating, quality, and production departments work together to ensure a full understanding of a customer’s expectations.

At Cerro, APQP is more than just a process – it’s a commitment to excellence in quality and customer satisfaction. Partner with us for your aluminum forging needs and experience the difference that our APQP process can make in your supply chain.