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PPAP Training, Production Part Approval Process Training

PPAP Training, Production Part Approval Process Training course discusses the requirements, procedures and protocols, and practices and activities specified by the PPAP manual.

PPAP training, Production Part Approval Process Training

What is PPAP?

Production part approval process (PPAP) is a protocol applied mostly in the automotive industry. PPAP is a section of the advanced product quality planning (APQP). It is often in the form of a series of agreements between the different sectors of automotive manufacturing and the main automotive companies, on the time the parts should be built and delivered.

Background of PPAP

The origin of the PPAP goes back to the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) in 1993. The first PPAP was conducted with Ford, GMs, and Chrysler. The 4th edition of the PPAP, which is also the most recent version, was presented by AIAG in 2006.

While the PPAP is primarily designed for the automotive industry, some other industries have started using this standard as well.

What is the Purpose of PPAP?

The main objective of using PPAP is to advance the automotive components for the both sides of the suppliers and the big automotive companies.

Another purpose is to create an agreement between the supplier and the customer based on which the supplier guarantees that it meet the customer’s performance specifications and requirements. Supplier also is responsible to provide and deliver the agreed parts within an agreed time period and for a specified price.

PPAP Approval Elements

  • The customer’s requirements and specifications are considered
  • The delivered parts meet the PPAP and customer’s requirements
  • The process is able to produce compliant parts
  • The established system for control plan and quality management can prevent, identify, and eliminate/fix the non-conforming parts ready to be delivered to customers or be used in vehicles

Advantages and Benefits of PPAP

  • To submit and develop packages in a more effective way
  • Enhances the quality of products, thus reducing waste
  • Effectively communicate and inform changes in products/processes specifications
  • Provides useful and effective feedback for future products

Learn About:

  • Significant Production Run
  • PPAP Requirements and Levels
  • Design Record
  • Authorized Engineering Change Documents
  • Customer Engineering Approval
  • Design FMEA
  • Process Flow Diagram(s)
  • Process FMEA
  • Control Plan
  • 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
  • Customer-specific requirements
  • Part submission warrant (PSW)
  • Customer notification and submission requirements
  • Submission to customer – levels of evidence
  • Part submission status
  • Record retention

Since there is no standardized PPAP for other industries, companies who adopted this manual have often developed their own internal requirements based on the AIAG requirements. For example, in the aerospace industry, When AS9100, the aerospace quality management system, moves from Rev C to Rev D, some sort of minimum requirements for aerospace PPAP need to be included. Below are the common aerospace PPAP requirements that companies follow:

Aerospace PPAP Requirements

  • Production PO and Demand Fulfillment
  • Production Drawings
  • Change Documents
  • Customer Engineering Approval Documents
  • PFDs
  • Dimensional Report
  • Production Verification Testing
  • Process Approval and Non-Destructive Testing
  • Measurement System Analysis Studies
  • Engineering Planning/Source Approval
  • Initial Process and Readiness Study
  • Material Certification Documentation
  • Control Plan
  • Appearance Approval Report
  • Raw Material Approval
  • Package Preservation and Labeling Approval

Why PPAP Training Is Required?

  • To keep up with the fast and ever-growing automotive industry
  • To be able to compete with large and famous companies
  • To avoid mistakes and build a reputation of high efficiency and quality
  • To ensure all of your engineers are familiar and comfortable with PPAP protocols
  • To ensure that APQP is followed and conducted in your company
  • To make sure your engineers and managers communicate with your potential customers effectively and professionally
  • To ensure your current customers that you can deliver their expectations and needs and that your business is reliable


  • The PPAP training offered by TONEX encompass all the knowledge you need to know to perform PPAPs
  • TONEX offers many in-class activities including hands on exercises, case studies, and workshops in their training session
  • TONEX instructors are selected from those who have the experience of teaching in academia and serving in industry. Therefore, they are familiar with the business world and its challenges, while they know the techniques and methods of effective training
  • You will receive great deal of knowledge in only two days
  • TONEX has an outstanding record of clients from both government and private sectors


Production Part Approval Process Training, PPAP Training is a 2-day course designed for:

  • Internal auditors
  • Second-party auditors
  • The ISO/TS 16949 implementation team
  • Cross-functional team members
  • Project Managers, Engineers and Quality Department Personnel
  • All individuals involved in submitting PPAP report
  • All individuals involved in product quality planning activities
  • All individuals interested in learning more about PPAP

What Will You Learn?

Below are the major topics are covered in the TONEX PPAP training (more detail can be found under the full course description):

  • Overview of PPAP
  • PPAP Requirements
  • PPAP Levels
  • Production Warrant
  • Process Flow Diagram (PFD)
  • Process FMEA (PFMEA)
  • Control Plan
  • Measurement Style Analysis (MSA)
  • Dimensional Results
  • Material & Performance Test Results
  • Initial Process Study
  • Appearance Approval Report
  • Sample Production Parts
  • Completing the PPAP Submission
  • Discussion for Successful Implementation
  • TONEX Hands-On Workshop Sample PPAP

PPAP Training, Production Part Approval Process Training

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