Planeación avanzada de la calidad del producto (apqp): conceptos básicos y un caso práctico

e-Gnosis Num.005
Source: OAI

ABSTRACT The economic and commercial globalization is a reality in many of the sectors of the economy. Before it many companies search for to adopt new strategies, ideas and methodologies in their different areas, like a way to improving their competitiveness and to “stay in form”. However, this search focused to the new thing, on occasion cause that the companies forget or do not apply methodologies that have given results for years, although now these methodologies receive little publicity. This is the case of the Advanced Product Quality Planning. Since in spite its transcendence and importance, many small business not applied formally this methodology. Nevertheless that from the first half of 1990´s it was established its importance and transcendence, mainly through the works of the quality Gurus and by the methodology APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning), it develops by the automotive industry of United States. The objective of this paper is to do a bibliographical study on the Advanced Product Quality Planning and to emphasize its characteristics and importance by means of its application in a small company installed in the city of Guadalajara (Mexico). The study started with an analysis of the prevalent practices about quality planning. This analysis was completed by means of semistructured interviews with directive of the company. Then a project was structured. In this work the main results and benefits of the execution of this project are described.

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