IMPLEMENTATION REQUIRED! By GM and Stellantis September 1, 2024, and Ford December 31, 2024

APQP and Control Plan have evolved in response to industry changes — particularly in relation to technological advancements and vehicle complexity — with updates addressing increasing demands imposed by higher automation, autonomous driving, electrification, and the expanding definition of mobility.

Decoupling the two documents also emphasizes the importance of control plans in product development and will facilitate more timely updates as systems evolve.


(Note: Electronic versions of forms and checklists included in the appendices of the new manuals will be added to your "My Account" space after purchase.) 

Ready to sign up for training, too? From transitioning to the new processes to understanding and implementing them, we have new training courses available, developed by the experts who created the standards, to get you up to speed, fast!


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APQP, Control Plan and PPAP Training Guide - Curious on which APQP, Control Plan, or PPAP training course you should take? View our helpful training guide to compare which course would fit your needs.

Training - Available Now

  • Introduction to APQP eLearning: Focusing on high level topics, this eLearning reviews the history and structure of APQP, benefits and best practices, and key concepts such as gateways and activities. Additional content addresses the hierarchy and interdependency of the Core Tools, the role APQP accomplishes for the business system, and more.
  • Introduction to Control Plan eLearning: Familiarize yourself with the language and techniques used in everyday control plan activities with this 30-minute eLearning exploring the role of control plans in the Core Tools structure, best practices for crafting your own control plans (including proven tips and tricks that lead to higher quality output), insights on communicating the “why” to your organization, and more.
  • APQP and Control Plan Fundamentals: Covering both the APQP 3rd Edition and Control Plan 1st Edition in a single day, this unique hybrid training includes a range of presentation materials to help attendees better understand key updates and associated deliverables. (Note: Copies of both publications are also included in the cost of registration!)
  • APQP Overview: Designed to provide an overview of the new APQP 3rd Edition, this one-day course covers both the technical and managerial aspects of APQP to help you gain a more well-rounded understanding of program management. Course content focuses on general expectations for APQP tasks and the higher system level of phases, along with using new APQP tools in real-world contexts, and more.
  • APQP and Control Plan: Transitioning: This two-day “transitioning” training – intended for current APQP practitioners, managers, and auditors – focuses on updates and changes in the APQP 3rd Edition to facilitate a better understanding of how your APQP program will be impacted, provide examples of new elements, and explore the managerial side of APQP in more detail.
  • APQP, Control Plan and PPAP - Understanding and Implementing: Focusing on both the managerial and technical aspects of APQP, this three-day course includes case studies for practical analysis, along with various other techniques successful practitioners have used over the years. If you’re looking for a comprehensive APQP training to move above and beyond conformance, this course is for you.
  • Control Plan Understanding and Implementing: Looking for a comprehensive training on control plans, covering everything from development to maintenance? Designed for a variety of learners (and particularly geared toward beginners), this one-day course focuses on certain areas that are often overlooked, along with best practices for monitoring your control plan.

Additional Resources

APQP and Control Plan Webinar

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