PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) Workshop

Course Description
PPAP defines requirements for this initial part manufacture approval (including production and bulk materials). The objective is to determine if all customer specifications and requirements are properly understood by the supplier. Also confirming that the process has the potential to produce product consistently and reliability to these requirements, under actual production run and rate conditions.

PPAP is often mandated by automotive, aerospace and other engineering primary manufacturers as a specific requirement on their suppliers to give them assurance that the supplier understands the customers product specifications and that the suppliers manufacturing process has the potential to produce good quality product at agreed quality levels and production rates.

Who Should Attend
Recommended for IATF 16949 internal auditors or second-party auditors, anyone involved in the implementation of IATF 16949 and anyone involved in the development and submission of packages.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the requirements and timing impacts of the PPAP
  • Provide examples and lessons learned for use in the hands-on application needed for successful

PPAP submission

  • Understand the Core Tools (FMEA, SPC, MSA, APAP)

Course Outline

  • Discuss and evaluate the procedures, reporting requirements and activities specified by the PPAP manual
  •  Overview and vital general information
  • Customer notification and submission requirements
  •  Submission levels of evidence
  •  Submission status
  •  Record retention requirements
  •  PPAP document requirements
  •  Discuss where and how the PPAP submissions can be incorporated into the APQP
  •  Review the following core tools:
    o Design FMEA
    o Process FMEA
    o MSA (Measurement Systems Analysis)
    o Statistics of process capability and process capability index
    o Flow Diagram
    o Control Plan
  • Review and discuss the PPAP forms
  • Explain submission and specific requirements for part approval records/sample retention

Course Format
8 hours
Combination lecture and classroom exercises
Available at QSG’s training facilities and on-site at your organization


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