07/23/2020 Excellence in Quality – Liebherr-Aerospace deployed APQP at its production sites

Liebherr-Aerospace strives continuously for excellence in quality.

Liebherr-Aerospace strives continuously for excellence in quality.

Liebherr-Aerospace strives continuously for excellence in quality.

Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) is a comprehensive procedure based on Aerospace Standard AS/EN 9145 for targeted, quality-related project management within the entire supply chain, which focuses on preventing, detecting and addressing quality issues in advance.

The APQP approach helps to:

  • improve product quality by anticipating and mitigating risks, eliminating defects and reducing process variation
  • shorten lead time by reducing waste and rework and to better manage capacity
  • lower costs

The deployment of APQP at Liebherr-Aerospace yielded impressive results,for example a reduction of more than 50 % of non-quality issues for some given customers. Several aspects of the APQP have been tested as pilot cases over the last years in some of Liebherr’s aerospace production sites. Based on the success of these pilot cases, the decision was made to initiate project teams at all sites to establish a proactive and preventive mindset and to standardize the APQP method.

Liebherr-Aerospace’s excellence in quality, on-time delivery and customer relationship materialized into a significant quantity of prestigious customer awards over the last two years, granted by such customers as Airbus, Boeing, COMAC and Embraer.

Liebherr-Aerospace is proud to have reached this milestone in industrial excellence and, since the strive for quality is a continuous initiative that requires uninterrupted attention from all the company’s stakeholders, the company is now in the process of preparing the next enhancement steps in connection with the Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation Digital Transformation Project

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