The latest APQP – 3rd Edition & Control Plan- Version 1 manuals have been released by AIAG!

As you may be aware, AIAG has been working on the new APQP and Control Plan manuals for quite some time. The automotive industry OEMs and their supply base have been eagerly awaiting the new manuals, which will soon become mandatory requirements and be added to the US OEM CSR documents. Ford, GM, and Stellantis have already announced that they will accept the usage of these new manuals as soon as they are released, making way for international OEMs and a host of large Tier 1 suppliers to follow suit.

There are significant changes in both the APQP and the new Control Plan manuals, as indications have suggested. They not only address the needs of the latest ICE and hybrid vehicles but also the new electric vehicles. Around 50 new electric vehicle launches are anticipated this year worldwide. These developments emphasize the importance of new product development and process control more than ever before.

The new APQP and Control Plan manuals focus more on Agile Product Development, Change Management, and Risk Mitigation and include the use of new forms for both APQP & Control Plans. The changes are significant enough that your organization will likely need to retrain and reskill your NPD, Quality, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain Management personnel, at the very least, to ensure compliance and to implement best practices.

Omnex announces transition courses as well as detailed implementation courses for APQP 3rd Edition and the Control Plan Reference Manual – Version - 1.

Gain perspective on the updates to the APQP and Control Plan reference manual from some of the original experts who contributed to the writing of the Core Tools reference manuals – Michael Down , Gregory Gruska, and Mary Rowzee. These original writers will provide training from two perspectives:

Control Plan first Edition

Both courses will emphasize the linkages between the FMEAs and the Control Plan, highlighting their central role in APQP. The main difference between the changes class and the overview classes will be the emphasis on the connections between the DFMEA, PFMEA, and Control Plan, including the RFMEA. Both courses will cover:

Pass-through Characteristics


Families of Control Plan

Rework and Repair Control Plans

Severity ratings of 9 or 10 rating in the DFMEA constituting critical characteristics.

How to handle directed supply

Process Owners for APQP and Control Plan

APQP and Control Plan certification exams will be offered for attendees.