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Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)


The THORS Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) course provides a comprehensive understanding of the production part approval process (PPAP) used in the automotive supply chain.
Learning Hours: 1.5

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Course Description

The THORS Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) course provides a comprehensive understanding of the production part approval process (PPAP) used in the automotive supply chain. Empower yourself with the knowledge of the conditions for a significant production run and explore the various elements in a PPAP package through this highly interactive and visual learning experience.

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Who will benefit from this PPAP course?

Marketing, Sales, Design, Engineering (Product and Process), Purchasing, Manufacturing, Quality, and Service functions at organizations that require an understanding of the production part approval process. Any learner who is required to understand and use the production part approval process.

Course Classification

This manufacturing course by THORS eLearning Solutions covers identification of key terms and understanding of key concepts.

*THORS uses the Bloom’s Taxonomy Methodology for our course development.

Certificate Awarded for Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)

Example of certificate awarded upon successful completion of the course.

*upon successful completion

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Learning Objectives

  1. Define the two categories of products for which PPAP is to be applied.
  2. Explain the conditions and requirements of significant production run in the development of the PPAP.
  3. Identify the various PPAP submission requirements, conditions, and submission levels.
  4. Recall the different sections of a part submission warrant template.
  5. Recognize and define the multiple elements in a PPAP package.
  6. Understand the PPAP submission decisions by the customer.
  7. Understand the records retention requirements in the PPAP.
Manufacturing organization submits the PPAP documents to seek customer confidence and approval.
Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)

Table of Contents

  1. PPAP Requirements
    1. PPAP Category
      1. Production Part
      2. Bulk Material
    2. Significant Production Run
      1. Conditions
      2. Requirements
    3. PPAP Submission
      1. Submission Requirements
      2. Submission Conditions
        1. Prior to the First Production Shipment
        2. Notify the Customer of Any Change
      3. Submission Levels
  2. PPAP Package
    1. Part Submission Warrant (PSW)
      1. PSW Requirements
      2. PSW Template
    2. PPAP Package Contents
      1. Design Documents
      2. Design Change Documents
      3. Customer Engineering Approval
      4. Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (DFMEA)
      5. Process Flow Diagram (PFD)
      6. Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA)
      7. Control Plan
      8. Measurement System Analysis (MSA) Studies
      9. Dimensional Check Results
      10. Material and Performance Test Results
      11. Initial Process Studies
      12. Qualified Laboratory Documents
      13. Appearance Approval Report
      14. Sample Product
      15. Master Sample
      16. Checking Aids
      17. Records of Customer-Specific Requirements
      18. Bulk Material Requirements Checklist
    3. PPAP Submission Decisions by the Customer
      1. Approved
      2. Interim Approval
      3. Rejected
    4. Records Retention

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