(PPAP) Product Part Approval Process

Product Part Approval Process (PPAP) ensures your suppliers understand the processes required to produce parts with consistent quality during an actual production run at production rates. PPAP is the industry standard for defining the production part approval process to ensure engineering design record and specification requirements are consistently met.

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Whether you are familiar with the production part approval process (PPAP) requirement, need a refresher or are new to PPAP altogether, this overview course is for you. Become versed on the procedures, reporting requirements and activities specified by the PPAP manual.


Through group activities and hands-on coaching, AIAG’s Understanding and Implementing APQP with PPAP training helps you put it all together. To gain the maximum benefit to your quality management system, you must understand how these two Core Tools work in tandem, by developing flow charts, process instructions, and control plans all the way to PPAP submission.


For quality managers, team leaders, or auditors searching for a mastery level understanding of the quality planning process, check out AIAG”s Implementing APQP, Control Plan and PPAP e-learning module.

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The PPAP manual provides guidelines to the processes required to produce parts with consistent quality.


Service Production Part Approval Process (Service PPAP) is a supplement to Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) 4th edition. This document identifies PPAP requirements for all service parts. These requirements are intended to be clarifications to the PPAP process for service parts and not additional requirements.

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Certification by AIAG in APQP/PPAP verifies an individual's proficiency in product quality planning and control plan guidelines, and PPAP submittal requirements as defined in the APQP and PPAP reference manuals.

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