Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) is applied in manufacturing organisations, to approve initial parts manufactured, for eventual introduction into their future production runs.
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.
This course explains the typical requirements of the automotive, aerospace, and other manufacturing industries where product and process qualification have to be demonstrated prior to the start of serial production.
PPAP is one of the key ‘core tools’. ‘Core Tools’ are defined as the five supplemental techniques and methods which support the expectations of IATF 16949 (see links below):
The above courses can be delivered individually or as a consolidated programme of training.
This course is intended for all personnel who are involved with the qualification of new products and processes, including:
The delegates should understand:
On completion of the course, delegates will be a QM&T validated and certificated PPAP practitioner.
Introduction to PPAP
The relationship of PPAP with Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP)
PPAP Process Requirements
Customer Notification and Submission Requirements
Submission to Customer – Levels of Evidence
Part Submission Status
Customer Specific Requirements