Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) The purpose of PPAP is to determine and provide evidence that all customer engineering design records and specification requirements are properly understood by the supplier and
Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
The purpose of PPAP is to determine and provide evidence that all customer engineering design records and specification requirements are properly understood by the supplier and that the manufacturing process has the potential to produce product consistently meeting these requirements during an actual production run at the quoted production rate.
If you’re not familiar or just want an overview, this webinar will cover what you need to know about PPAP and why it is important in the manufacturing industry.
PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) is a standardized method developed by AIAG for IATF 16949:20016 used by suppliers to submit new or changed parts for approval to their customers prior to shipping mass quantities for production. PMC offers PPAP Training that covers elements, submission levels Part Submission Warrant (PSW) along with its applications to manufacturing.
The purpose of PPAP is to determine and provide evidence that all customer engineering design record and specification requirements are properly understood by the supplier and that the manufacturing process has the potential to produce product consistently meeting these requirements during an actual production run at the quoted production rate. Below is a sample PPAP Process Flowchart where activities shown will not always be present.
There are 5 Submission Levels:
- Level 1-Warrant only
- Level 2-Warrant, product samples, limited data
- Level 3-Warrant, product samples, complete data submitted
- Level 4-Warrant, other requirements as defined by the customer
- Level 5-Warrant, product samples, complete data reviewed at supplier plant
Eighteen (18) PPAP Requirements are:
- “Design Records” of Saleable Product
– For proprietary components/details
– For all other component/details
- Authorized Engineering Change Documents, if any
- Customer Engineering Approval, if required
- Design FMEA
- Process Flow Diagrams
- Process FMEA
- Control Plan Measurement System Analysis Studies
- Measurement System Analysis Studies
- Dimensional Results
- Records of Material/Performance Test Results
- Initial Process Studies
- Qualified Laboratory Documentation
- Appearance Approval Report (AAR)
- Sample Production Parts
- Master Sample
- Checking Aids
- Records of Compliance With Customer-Specific
- Part Submission Warrant (PSW)
The Automotive Quality Core Tools, also known as Quality Core Tools or just simply Core Tools are key pillars of an effective quality management system. Over 30 years ago, AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) and ASQ (American Society of Quality) collaborated with the domestic automotive manufacturers Ford, GM, and Chrysler (now FCA) to establish collective quality methods and tools, which became known as the Quality Core Tools. Other manufacturing sectors including aerospace, defense, medical, consumer products, transportation, and pharmaceutical adapted these tools over time.
Most automotive manufacturers and suppliers require use of one or more of the Core Tools. Therefore, organizations whose employees have mastered the Core Tool processes can assure their customers that the industry’s most qualified individuals are working on their behalf, and that IATF 16949 and applicable quality reference manual requirements will be met without fail.
PMC offers Core Tools Training that covers all tools including Advanced Product Quality Planning & Control Plan (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Statistical Process Control (SPC), and Measurement System Analysis (MSA) or provides training for each tool individually. https://bit.ly/3ixCF5j
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International Standards – A quality management system (QMS) is a set of policies, processes and procedures required for planning and execution (production / development / service) in the core business area of an organization (i.e., areas that can impact the organization’s ability to meet customer requirements). https://bit.ly/3oRt9Ot
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In addition, PMC provides internal and lead auditor training and certification for:
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- ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management System
- ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental Management System
- ISO 45001:2018 – Occupational Health and Safety System
- ESD S20.20:2014 – Electro Static Discharge (ESD) Standard
- VDA 6.3 – German Automotive Quality Standard
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