documented description of the systems and processes required for controlling the manufacturing of product (see Annex A).
Source: IATF (https://www.iatfglobaloversight.org/)
Annex A: Control Plan
Source: IATF 16949 terms and definitions
A control plan covers three distinct phases, as appropriate:
a) Prototype: a description of the dimensional measurements, material, and performance tests that will occur during building of the prototype. The organization shall have a prototype control plan, if required by the customer.
b) Pre-launch: a description of the dimensional measurements, material, and performance tests that occur after prototype and before full production. Pre-launch is defined as a production phase in the process of product realization that may be required after prototype build.
c) Production: documentation of product/process characteristics, process controls, tests, and measurement systems that occur during mass production.
A control plan includes, as a minimum, the following contents:
a) control plan number
b) issue date and revision date, if any
c) customer information (see customer requirements)
d) organization’s name/site designation
e) part number(s)
f) part name/description
g) engineering change level
h) phase covered (prototype, pre-launch, production)
i) key contact
j) part/process step number
k) process name/operation description
l) functional group/area responsible
a) product-related special characteristics
b) other characteristics for control (number, product or process)
a) process parameters (including process settings and tolerances)
b) process-related special characteristics
c) machines, jigs, fixtures, tools for manufacturing (including identifiers, as appropriate)
a) evaluation measurement technique
c) sample size and frequency
d) control method
a) reaction plan (include or reference)