What is PPAP? A set of steps followed by manufacturers and suppliers to make sure that safety risks are removed from each automobile part, before the product gets to the distributor and consumer

(PPAP) is used in the automotive supply chain for establishing confidence in suppliers and their production processes. Actual measurements are taken from the parts produced and are used to complete the various test sheets of PPAP. Although individual manufacturers have their own particular requirements, the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) has developed a common PPAP standard as part of the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) – and encourages the use of common terminology and standard forms to document project status.

The PPAP process is designed to demonstrate that a supplier has developed their design and production process to meet the client’s requirements, minimizing the risk of failure by effective use of APQP. Requests for part approval must therefore be supported in official PPAP format and with documented results when needed.

The purpose of any Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) is to:

  1. Ensure that a supplier can meet the manufacturability and quality requirements of the parts supplied to the customer
  2. Provide evidence that the customer engineering design record and specification requirements are clearly understood and fulfilled by the supplier
  3. Demonstrate that the established manufacturing process has the potential to produce the part that consistently meets all requirements during the actual production run at the quoted production rate of the manufacturing process.

PPAP requirements are typically distinguished by level as follows:

Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) – Goebel Fasteners, Inc. can provide all levels of PPAP documentation. Please contact our sales team to discuss the PPAP requirements needed by your organization. We have all the necessary PPAP forms to carry out the PPAP process. On new parts, Goebel Fasteners, Inc. will supply, with samples, a PSW (part submission warrant), dimension results, ballooned print, and a certificate of conformance.

*Charges may apply for PPAP and/or Materials Testing. Please contact Goebel Fasteners, Inc. for more information or call us today at 713-393-7007.

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