Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) & Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)


Companies that have implemented ISO/TS16949 may use Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) to ensure that their products and production processes meet the market requirements and customer expectations. The production Part Approval Process provides client organisations with the evidence required to show that – “All customer engineering design record and specification requirements are properly understood by the supplier and that the process has the potential to consistently produce products meeting those requirements during an actual production run”

This 2- DAYS course shows suppliers how to compile the evidence required during the development process and explains how client organisations can use the information supplied to gain confidence in their suppliers.

Key Session Topics

 Business need for APQP and PPAP processes

 Requirement for APQP and PPAP in ISO/TS 16949

 Overview of APQP process

o Project Management and Timing Plans

o Defining project scope and requirements

o Product design and development

o Process design and development

o Product and process validation and control plans

 Production Part Approval (PPAP)

o PPAP process and requirements

o Scope and limitations of approval

o Evaluation of evidence submitted

o Ford phased PPAP requirements

o Levels of Submission and Evidence required

 Parts submission warrant

 Supporting evidence

 Materials data and use of IMDS database

 Process capability

Who Should Attend

 Engineers and engineering managers responsible for developing and managing supply chain relationships

 Design, manufacturing and quality engineers involved in the preparation, submission or evaluation of PPAP documentation

Course Techniques

A theoreticl understanding is developed through the use of tutorial sessions, practical and interactive workshops and case studies, which provide you with the opportunity to put the skills taught into practice. The limited class size provides high tutor/delegate interaction

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