Last edited 21 May 2020

Advanced product quality planning

Construction Quality Planning Guide, Draft for Consultation, Published by the Construction Innovation Hub in May 2020, defines Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) as: A quality framework used for developing new products. It was developed by the automotive industry but can be applied to any industry and is similar in many respects to the concept of design for six sigma.’

Ref Automotive Industry Action Group, Advanced product quality planning (APQP) and control plan reference manual, second edition, Southfield, MI: AIAG, 2008.

It suggests that Construction Quality Planning (CQP) is: 'An adaptation of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) that is aimed at those enterprises that will feed construction with new componentry for offsite builds.'

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