PPAP (Production Part Approval Process)

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The participant will know in detail the 18 requirements of a PPAP, will understand which changes should be notified to the client and will be able to identify when a PPAP is complete and meets the AIAG guidelines.

Participant’s Profile

Professionals from engineering, quality, and production areas, as well as all the personnel involved in the process validation of new products, review of PPAPs from suppliers, and submission of PPAPs to customers.

PPAP –  Production Part Approval Process (4th Edition)


• Importance of PPAP

• Relation to IATF 16949:2016

• When a PPAP is required?

• Who is responsible for PPAP?


18 PPAP Requirements

• Significant production run

• Design records

+ IMDS – International Material Data System

+ Marking of polymeric parts

• Authorized engineering change documents

• Customer engineering approval

• Design FMEA

• Process flow diagram

• Process FMEA

• Control Plan

• MSA – Measurement System Analysis

• Dimensional results

• Records of material / performance test results

• Initial process studies (Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk)

• Qualified laboratory documentation

  Appearance Approval Report (AAR)

• Sample production parts

• Master sample

• Checking aids

• CSR – Customer Specific Requirements

• PSW – Part Submission Warrant


Customer notification

PPAP submission levels

PPAP disposition

Record retention