Recently, QAS had the opportunity to help one of its customers with the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP). The PPAP process is used to demonstrate that the supplier’s manufacturing process achieves engineering design and product specifications. PPAP is used in the automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, and electronic industries. Customers will often require their suppliers to PPAP the parts that they provide, this is known as a “flow down” requirement.

QAS’s customer was required to submit PPAPs for several parts that had recently undergone a 5-year review by its customer. QAS provided total PPAP consulting support for the project, from PPAP planning all the way to PPAP submission on the customer’s portal. Below is an outline of the key PPAP documentation that was reviewed and updated by QAS for the client.

  • Process Flow
  • Control Plan
  • PFMEA
  • First Article Inspection
  • Part Submission Warrant
  • Process Capability Study

Collaboration between QAS and its customer resulted in the PPAPs being submitted ahead of the due date and all PPAPs were accepted with the first submission. If your organization has received a requirement of PPAP submission for a part that you provide, contact Quality Auditing Solutions, LLC for support with the PPAP process.