Course overview

Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), is a method of demonstrating a product or process is production ready. The method was developed by the North American Automotive Industry and is now widely used in many industrial sectors such as automotive, aerospace, renewable energy and mobile power generation.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for Management Representatives, Implementation Teams, Internal Auditors and others who are involved in the auditing or implementation of the Production Part Approval Process.

Familiarity with Advanced Quality Planning (AQP) and related Core Tools would be beneficial but not necessary.

Benefits and Learning Objectives

Production Part Approval Process is often mandated by automotive, aerospace and other engineering primary manufacturers as a specific requirement on their suppliers to give them assurance that the supplier understands the customers product specifications and that the suppliers manufacturing process has the potential to produce good quality product at agreed quality levels and production rates.

Companies that apply Production Part Approval Process as the culmination of Advanced Product Quality Planning, gain greater customer confidence in their ability to introduce new products and processes or make changes to existing products & processes.

Delegates will become competent in implementing and auditing PPAP and the creation of PPAP Submission packages and learn how it is an integral part of the APQP process.

Topics covered

  • Overview of the Production Part Approval Process
  • Detailed review of the required 18 elements for PPAP
  • PPAP Submission level
  • PPAP Disposition
  • PPAP records retention

Why choose Industry Forum?

Through partnerships with both trade associations and leading companies in the Automotive, Aerospace and other engineering industries Industry Forum is able to keep up to date with latest requirements in Production Part Approval Process.

Industry Forum can provide training and consultancy support to help embed robust PPAP processes and practices into organisations.

Training can be offered either through open courses or in-house to suit the customer requirements.

Course booking details

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21/05/2019Birmingham (UK)£349 (ex. VAT)Spaces AvailableBook Now
17/09/2019Birmingham (UK)£349 (ex. VAT)Spaces AvailableBook Now

Further information


Industry Forum provides an overview of Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)