Implementing New APQP and Control Plan Using Electronic Workflows

by Chad Kymal,Antony John published on June 07, 2024

The 3rd Edition New Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) manual and 1st Edition Control Plan are in the early rollout phase. OEMs in the U.S., along with some in Europe, are requiring Electronic FMEAs and the new APQP and Control Plan. Now is the time to embrace electronic APQP, Control Plans, and linked FMEAS (both DFMEA and PFMEA).

Significant changes are found in both the APQP and the new Control Plan manuals, which address the needs of the latest ICE and hybrid vehicles and new electric vehicles. The APQP includes linked tools from planning, product design, process design, PPAP, and production, and there are gated reviews with checklists in the overall APQP process. 

In this webinar, experts will discuss the most significant changes found in the new manuals, as well as the best approaches to address the latest release of the APQP and Control Plan. Discover how an electronic APQP, complete with linked DFMEA, test plans, process flow, PFMEAs, and control plans, ensures the effectiveness of the new APQP and Control Plan.


Antony John

Antony John is the Vice President of Omnex Systems. He has 19 years of experience transforming technology businesses across global markets and different customer industry segments, for profitable growth. Antony also possesses strong experience working in the Information Technology, Automotive, Aerospace, Oil & Natural Gas, and Insurance industries. He currently leads the Product Development of EwQIMS, a revolutionary software solution for managing Enterprise Quality for APQP, Integrated Management Systems / QHSE, and Supplier Quality used by Fortune 500 companies, OEMs, top automotive manufacturers, and large semi-conductor organizations across the globe.

Chad Kymal

Chad Kymal is the CTO and Founder of Omnex Inc. He is the author of seven books and more than 100 papers including several on integrated management systems. Chad is currently on the writing committees for several standards including TC 22/ SC 32/WG 8 for ISO 26262 (Functional Safety), ISO/TC 176 for ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management), ISO/TC 207 for ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management), and PC283 for ISO 45001 (Health and Safety Management Systems). He founded and was the CEO of an Automotive registrar for over 10 years and is familiar with conducting audits, being witnessed for audits, and also evaluating auditors and assessors. He authored and teaches a course for 3rd Party Auditors for Automotive Registrars on behalf of International Automotive Certification Bodies Association (IACBA). This course explains how 3rd Party Auditors audit IATF 16949 in an environment that includes ASPICE, Functional Safety and Product Cybersecurity. He is currently rolling out the course to global 3rd Party Auditors for IATF 16949. Chad has spent over 20 years in system, hardware and software development in various capacities. He assesses and works in automotive system, hardware and software for Agile, ASPICE, and Functional Safety ISO 26262. Chad is also currently an intacsTM certified Principal Assessor for Automotive SPICE.