When Should you do a PPAP

Suppliers are required to obtain PPAP approval from the vehicle manufacturers whenever a new or modified component is introduced to production, or the manufacturing process is changed.

The PPAP ensures:

1) The clients requirements have been understood
2) The product supplied meets those requirements
3) The process (including sub suppliers) is capable of producing a conforming product
4) The production control plan and quality management system will prevent non-conforming products reaching the client or compromising the safety and reliability of finished vehicles

A PPAP is also very similar to the following international requirements:

  • ISIRĀ (Initial Sample Inspection Report)

By Joshua Morley

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