Control Plan Template in Excel
Create a control plan using QI Macros add-in
A control plan is a structured approach to aid in manufacturing quality products. A control plan helps to identify and implement value-added controls that are designed to minimize process and product variation.
QI Macros control plan templates are compatible with the latest AIAG Standards.
Control plan example
How to create a control plan - step by step instructions
- QI Macros adds a new menu to Excel's tool-bar. Click on the QI Macros menu then the DOE, Gage RR, FMEA sub-menu and then Control Plan.
- The template contains three worksheets: control plan, control plan special characteristics and control plan checklist.
- Input production control plan, and other high level information in the top sections of the template.
- For all the steps in the manufacturing process that are relevant to the control of the product quality, identify:
- Processing equipment as precisely as possible (e.g., machine, device, jig, machine make, machine model number, asset #, etc.)
- Characteristic reference number, starting with 1. If process flow diagrams or FMEA’s are available, cross reference number in this column
- Special Product Characteristics
- Process Characteristics that have a cause and effect relationship with the Product Characteristic
- Measurement system: gages, fixtures, tools, and/or test equipment required to measure the part or process
- Sample size and frequency
- Control method: statistical process control, inspection, sampling
- Reaction plan to avoid producing nonconforming product
For more detailed instructions, see the Advanced Product Quality Planning and Control Plan manual published by the AIAG.
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