Implementing New APQP and Control Using Electronic Workflows

Webinar: Implementing New APQP and Control Using Electronic Workflows


May 30, 2024 11:00 AM EST


The 3rd Edition New Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) manual and 1st Edition Control Plan are in the early rollout phase. OEMs in the U.S., along with some in Europe, are requiring Electronic FMEAs and the new APQP and Control Plan. Now is the time to embrace electronic APQP, Control Plans, and linked FMEAS (both DFMEA and PFMEA).

Significant changes are found in both the APQP and the new Control Plan manuals, which address the needs of the latest ICE and hybrid vehicles and new electric vehicles. The APQP includes linked tools from planning, product design, process design, PPAP, and production, and there are gated reviews with checklists in the overall APQP process.

In this webinar, experts will discuss the most significant changes found in the new manuals, as well as the best approaches to address the latest release of the APQP and Control Plan. Discover how an electronic APQP, complete with linked DFMEA, test plans, process flow, PFMEAs, and control plans, ensures the effectiveness of the new APQP and Control Plan.


Chad Kymal

Chad Kymal
CTO & Founder - Omnex Inc

Chad Kymal is the CTO and Founder of Omnex Inc., an international consulting, training, and software organization headquartered in the United States. He spent several years working at General Motors and KPMG and helped develop the first integrated software for FMEA AQuA Pro in 1988 for Omnex. Throughout Chad’s successful career, he has served on the Malcolm Baldrige Board of Examiners and has received numerous quality achievement awards including the Quality Professional of the Year award by the American Society for Quality, Automotive Division, in 2005. He has spent more than 20 years in system, hardware, and software development in various capacities. Chad assesses and works in automotive systems, hardware, and software for Agile, ASPICE, and Functional Safety ISO 26262. He has contributed to multiple automotive standards including QS 9000, ISO/TS 16949, Semiconductor Supplement, APQP, FMEA, and Core Tools, and is currently an intacsTM Certified Principal Assessor for Automotive SPICE. He is the author of seven books and more than 100 papers including several on integrated management systems.

Chad holds a bachelor’s degree from the General Motors Institute as well as a master’s degree in industrial and operations engineering and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Antony John

Antony John
Vice President - Omnex Systems LLC

Antony John is the Vice President of Omnex Systems. He holds a Master's in Computer Applications, PG in Information Technology, and an Executive MBA in International Business.


  • 25 years of experience transforming technology businesses across global markets and different customer industry segments, for profitable growth.

  • Strong experience working in the Information Technology, Automotive, Aerospace, Oil & Natural Gas, and Insurance industries.

  • Currently leads the Product Development of EwQIMS® used by Fortune 500 companies, OEMs, top automotive manufacturers, and large semiconductor organizations across the globe to manage Enterprise Quality.

  • AI Solution Strategist, enthusiast, and Product Owner of O-BOT.