Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)

  • Delivery Option: Public & On-Site
  • Subject Category: Core Tools
  • Cost: $450
  • Number of Days: 1

Course Summary


Introduction to the PPAP process within an APQP system, its planning, strategy and benefits. Learn the structure and its correlation to the rest of the AIAG core tools as well as ISO/IATF 16949.


“Very informative and opened our eyes to areas we may need improvements. The info can certainly benefit our company.” – Jon, Minnesota

“Training was in depth and concise. Instructor took the time to customize the training to fit our application. Thank you!” – Bob, Pennsylvania

Target Audience

Anyone involved with PPAP submissions, including those in quality, engineering, and those involved in the testing or measurement of PPAP sample parts.


It is desirable but not absolutely necessary that participants should have some degree of knowledge of FMEA, SPC, MSA with Gage R&R, and/or APQP.

Course Objectives

Participants will become familiar with the work required before an actual PPAP can be performed, the process of developing and submitting a Part Submission Warrant (PSW), the forms that must be used, and the PPAP requirements of the major auto, truck and tire manufacturers. Become more adept at resolution of new problems because of the rigorously-documented product history, track quality enhancements over product lifecycles and improve relations with suppliers and customers.


  • PPAP, APQP, FMEA, SPC, QS-9000 and ISO/IATF 16949 — the connection
  • PPAP requirements
    • Design Records and Engineering Change Documents
    • Design FMEA
    • Process Flow Diagrams and Process FMEA’s
    • Dimensional Verifications
    • Material Performance Test Results Records
    • Process Capability Studies; Use of SPC
    • Gage R&R (Measurement Systems Analysis) Studies
    • Qualified Laboratory Documentation (QS-9000 3rd Edition)
    • The Part Submission Warrant (PSW)
    • Appearance Approval Report (AAR)
    • Sample and Master Sample Production Parts
  • Customer notification and submission requirements
    • PSW customer submission levels 1-5
    • Approval and rejection of PSW’s
  • Customer specific requirements
    • Ford
    • GM
    • DaimlerChrysler
    • Truck OEM’s
    • Tire Manufacturers
  • Exercises
    • Bulk Material Requirements Checklists
    • Bulk Material Interim Approval Forms
    • …according to Ford, GM, DaimlerChrysler, Truck OEM’s and Tire OEM’s


The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) PPAP manual is used as the reference material for this class.