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    PPAP – Production Part Approval Process

    Next Date: 10th October 2024 (Virtual)

    Length: 1 Day


    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.

    PPAP is module five of the Core Tools Certification. This module can be completed as a standalone course or part of the full Core Tools Certification Training. The full Core Tools Certification is achieved by completing all 5 modules of Core Tools Certification Training (APQP, FMEA, SPC, MSA and PPAP) and upon successful completion of the exam.


    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



    Upon completion of the course, you will receive an Industry Forum certificate of attendance


    Virtual Class Technical Requirements:

    To access a virtual class, you must have the following:

    • A PC or laptop with good (1Mbps or more) internet access
    • A microphone and speaker or headset (recommended)
    • Webcam (preferably)
    • Chrome web browser
    • Ability to access Microsoft Teams



    Provider: SMMT QMD

    Location: Virtual


    Members of NAA – £510 + vat/delegate

    Non-Members – £545 +vat/delegate


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