In conjunction with our ISO/TS16949 Certification, SRC practices Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) for product development. The certification was prepared by the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) to ensure a harmonized quality management system exists among automotive industry suppliers. The quality system emphasizes defect prevention in-part through a defined development process, documentation, controls, validation and implementation prior production.

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Phase 1

Plan & Define Program

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Phase 2

Product Development

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Phase 3

Process Development

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Phase 4

Internal PPAP

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Phase 5

Formal PPAP

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Phase 1

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Plan & Define Program

SRC Requirements:Feasibility Study Approval
Estimate Approval
Supply Agreement

Customer Requirements:RFQ / Scope of Program / Priorities
Technical Information
Test & Validation / Warranty / Packaging Requirements

Phase 1 is usually initiated by a formal Request for Quote (RFQ)

Phase 2

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Product Development

SRC Requirements:Core Fallout Study
Quote Approval

Customer Requirements:Well Used Core
Parts Pricing
PPAP Product Purchase Order

Once the feasibility of the program is secured, Phase 2 begins which focuses on the product:

Phase 3

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Process Development

SRC Requirements:Investment in Parts & Equipment

Customer Requirements:Parts / Tooling if Necessary

Once the formal quotation has been approved, Phase 3 begins which focuses on the process:

Process Flow Chart for each Stage of Development

Pre-Launch Control Plans

Process Documents - Work Instructions Parts

Capital Investment - Special equipment required for the product

Tools & Fixtures

Gauges

Phase 4

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SRC Requirements:Internal Quality Approvals

Customer Requirements:12 Month Forecasts

Once the parts, capital, tooling, fixtures and gauges arrive, Phase 4 begins which focuses on the product & process validation:

PPAP Checklist Completion

  • Product Engineering
    • Control Plans
    • Work Instructions & Visual Aid
    • Process Flow Chart
    • PFMEA
    • Bill of Material
    • Process / Part Validation
    • Responsibility Cards
    • Customer Documents Prepared
  • Manufacturing Engineering – Layout, Parts Presentation, Tooling/Fixtures, Capability Studies
  • Safety – Equipment, Process, Job Safety Analysis
  • Quality – Gages, Documentation, Testing, Customer Records
  • Traffic - Logistics
  • Accounting – Standard Costs

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Formal PPAP

SRC Requirements:PPAP Approval

Customer Requirements:Initial Purchase Orders

Once the internal PPAP is approved, Phase 5 begins which focuses on customer approval:

Customer PPAP (if required)

Part Submission Warrant (PSW) Completed and Approved

APQP Checklist Completion and Closed

Production Begins