Production Part Approval Process Training

The Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) is a standardized process in the automotive and aerospace industries that helps manufacturers and suppliers communicate and approve production designs and processes before, during, and after manufacture.

PPAP is used as a risk classification and qualification process which is used to determine whether a production run will produce parts with consistency and repeatability. PPAP also allows for a clear communication outlet between a customer and a supplier. 

production part approval process

Course Objective

After going through Production Part Approval Process training participants will understand and learn about:

  • Learn how to evaluate a PPAP report.
  • Understand the goals and objectives of PPAP.
  • Understand the customer-specific requirements for submitting PPAP.
  • Understand how to incorporate the PPAP submissions into APQP.
  • Understand the statistics of process capability, process capability index, performance capability, and performance capability index (Cp, Cpk, Pp, and Ppk).
  • Learn how to present the outcomes to the customer in a high-qualified format that align with the customer’s expectation.

Who Should Attend

  • Technical Managers
  • Quality Engineering Team
  • Quality Managers
  • Production Managers
  • Quality Management Consultant
  • Engineers
  • Quality Control Executives

Benefits of Attending

Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) is applied in manufacturing organizations, to approve initial parts manufactured, for eventual introduction into their future production runs. Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) defines requirements for this initial part manufacture.

Production Part Approval Process training workshop will offer the following benefits:

  • Identify PPAP submission requirements including customer-specifics.
  • Recognize when customer notification and submission is required.
  • Explain the submission and levels of evidence required for each level.
  • Prepare and submit a PPAP to meet customer-specific requirements
  • Review a PPAP submission for completion of all PPAP process requirements
  • Determine documented information (records) to be retained and retention times.

Training Outline

1. Overview of PPAP
– PPAP Introduction
– The purpose of PPAP
– PPAP Relationship to APQP
– PPAP/APQP Alignment
– When is PPAP required?
– Benefits of PPAP submission
– Customer Specific Requirements
– Definition of risk
– PPAP status

2. PPAP Level 
– Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, Level 5
– PPAP level table New parts levels
– Part changes levels

3. Major Elements

Origin of FMEA, Definition, Objectives, When to use it, Steps of DFMEA procedure, Ratings, Analyzing the results, DFMEA exercise

Process FMEA (PFMEA)
Origin of FMEA, Definition, Objectives, When to use it, Steps of PFMEA procedure, Ratings, Analyzing the results, PFMEA exercise

4. Overview of PPAP Elements
– PPAP (18 Automotive/19 Aerospace) Elements
– AIAG requirements
– Design Records
– Engineering Change Documents
– Customer Engineering Approval
Design Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (DFMEA) Process Flow Diagram
Process Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (PFMEA) Control Plan
Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA) Dimensional Results
– Qualified Laboratory Documentation
– Appearance Approval Report (AAR)
– Sample Product
– Master Sample
– Checking Aids
– Customer-Specific
– Requirements
– Part Submission
– Warrant (PSW)

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Feedback From Past Participants

This workshop helps us to know how to complete PPAP documentation requirements.

This workshop helps us to understand what PPAP is, why it should be used, and when it should be used.

The trainer’s guidance has helped us to take reasonable steps to interpret when specific PPAP requirements apply and when they don’t.


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