PQM 301

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(Last Modified:27-Sep-2018)


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Structured around an integrated product development, Systems Engineering driven acquisition philosophy, the Advanced Production, Quality & Manufacturing Course (APQMC) investigates decision-making issues relevant to successfully managing three core technical tasks in DoD acquisition. These tasks include systems and process development, manufacturing, and product quality management. Special attention is given advanced quality systems, six sigma and lean manufacturing techniques; including specific tools and techniques that are used successfully in the commercial environment to improve customer satisfaction. Other topics include current acquisition policies, risk management, design of experiments, quality functional deployment, theory of constraints, predictive analysis and environmental safety and health. Analytical discussions of "real-life" case studies are integrated into the course. The student will learn how to effectively provide manufacturing and quality-management-related counsel in an integrated product/process team environment.
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Target Attendees
Senior military and civilian personnel as well as defense industry equivalents who are assigned to DoD production, manufacturing, or quality positions or are performing duties in related areas.
  • ACQ 203, Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part B
  • PQM 201B, Intermediate Production, Quality, and Manufacturing, Part B
  • Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable as a substitute for this course until the acceptance date specified below.)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
    None None None None
    Course Length
    8.5 class days
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode Instructor Lead Training
    Equivalent Courses None
    ACE Recommended Credits YES
    PDS Code HV2
    DAU Public (material/prework) YES
    Continuing Education Units   6.4
    Continuous Learning Points  64
    Reservist Retirement Points  0
    Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
    Completing CLE 004, CLE 007, CLE 008 and having at least 4 years of production or quality management experience following Level II certification in PQM is recommended.