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Implementing New APQP and Control Using Electronic Workflows


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).

There are significant changes found in both the APQP and the new Control Plan manuals that not only address the needs of the latest ICE and hybrid vehicles, but also address those of 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 30-minute Webinar, experts will discuss what they consider the most significant changes found in the new manuals as well as how to best address the latest release of the APQP and Control Plan. Find out how an electronic APQP — with linked DFMEA, test plans, process flow, PFMEAs, and control plans — ensures the new APQP and Control Plan.

An audience Q&A session will follow the technical presentation.


Antony John, Vice President, Omnex Systems

Antony John is the Vice President of Omnex Systems. He has 22 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 and 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 that is used by Fortune 500 companies, OEMs, top automotive manufacturers, and large semi-conductor organizations across the globe. Antony is an Artificial Intelligence Solution Strategist and enthusiast.

Chad Kymal, CTO and Founder, Omnex Inc.

Chad Kymal is the CTO and Founder of Omnex Inc., an international consulting, training, and software organization headquartered in the United States. He spent a number of years working at General Motors and KPMG and helped develop the first integrated software for FMEA AQuA Pro in 1988 for Omnex. Over the course of Chad’s successful career, he has served on the Malcolm Baldrige Board of Examiners and has received numerous quality achievement awards including the Quality Professional of the Year award by the American Society for Quality, Automotive Division, in 2005. He has spent more than 20 years in system, hardware, and software development in various capacities. Chad assesses and works in automotive system, hardware and software for Agile, ASPICE, and Functional Safety ISO 26262. He has contributed to multiple automotive standards including QS 9000, ISO/TS 16949, Semiconductor Supplement, APQP, FMEA, and Core Tools and is currently an intacsTM Certified Principal Assessor for Automotive SPICE. He is the author of seven books and more than 100 papers including several on integrated management systems.

Chad holds a bachelor’s degree from the General Motors Institute as well as a master’s degree in industrial and operations engineering and an MBA from the University of Michigan.


Amanda Hosey, Editor, SAE Media Group

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