This course concentrates on the essentials of advanced product quality planning (APQP) and production part approval process (PPAP) required to set-up new product development in accordance with QS9000. It is suitable for anyone involved in managing, planning, designing or implementing new product designs and corresponding manufacturing processes. It covers the five phases of APQP and PPAP, making links to supporting tools such as quality function deployment (QFD), failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), and the Quality Umbrella.