KST is IATF 16949 certified and utilizes Advanced Product Quality Planning to manage its workflow. It defines a process for the introduction of a new product with a minimal amount of risk.
When a customer requires the introduction of a new product or the redesign of a mature one, preliminary planning becomes essential, even before discussions of product design or redesign. In this APQP phase, planning is directed at understanding the customer’s needs and product expectations.
Planning activities include collecting key data to prospectively define what the customer wants and through collaborative discussion further solidify product characteristics.
Ultimately, the output from this phase of work results in the delivery of project scope (design, reliability, and quality goals), project resources, and project timing being identified.