ADVANCED PRODUCT QUALITY PLANNING THROUGH CRITICAL PATH TECHNIQUE
Author(s):
T.V.L. Manushri, Dr. Anitha Jandhyala
Keywords:
APQP, APQP through network diagram, CFT, Critical Path, Free float, Independence float, Network diagram, Role of CFT, Total float
Abstract
Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) is used to complete the project /product on time with first time right quality to avoid delays in the project/product development, to avoid rework, to avoid corrections and to satisfy the customer. Cross Functional Team (CFT) is a team of people from all the departments like production, quality, maintenance, stores, development and HR along with the top management. The role of CFT is to execute the project/product/process development as per the defined timelines and as per their roles and responsibilities. The steps in APQP are represented in a form of a network diagram with the duration of each step. Critical path and different floats-Total float, Free float and Independence float are calculated in this paper. The data is taken from the company ‘Srivaru TQM Consultancy Services.
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Unique Paper ID: 160687

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1

Page(s): 756 - 762
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