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Update on Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) Fourth Edition

Seminar Content

The PPAP Fourth edition has at least 10 major changes, including revisions to reflect techniques found in the Automotive Process Approach. In addition, there are several significant changes to the customer submission requirements and PSW forms. Organizations registered to ISO/TS 16949:2009 who supply to the US Big 3 will need to implement the changes quickly.

This course explains the changes. This course provides a clear and concise description of what the major changes are to PPAP, an overview of existing customer specific requirements and the changes, and some ways in which participants can implement the major changes without great disruption to their existing PPAP processes.

Who Should Attend

Directors involved in Product Part Approval Process to the US Big 3.

Recommended Training and/or Experience


Seminar Materials

Each student will receive a copy of seminar materials.

Seminar Goals

  • Clear idea of changes to PPAP
  • Clear idea of how to implement PPAP 4th Edition
  • Clear idea of how PPAP 4th Edition changes impact other quality management areas or methodologies.

Seminar Outline

  • Alignment with TS16949 and APQP
  • Key changes from 3rd Edition
  • PPAP Definitions, Scope and Purpose
  • Requirement of submission
  • Submission Levels
  • Part Submission Status
  • Record Retention
  • Record & Master Sample Retention
  • PPAP Process Requirements
  • Part Submission Warrant
  • Key changes to PSW from 3rd Edition
  • OEM Customer Specific Requirements for PPAP
  • How to Audit/Review PPAP

Course Sequence: PPAP4

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Automotive / Production
Core Tools Attendee Comments

The course was useful in showing a standardized, comprehensive APQP. I now understand more clearly how each step interacts with the rest. more...

Automotive / Production
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