PPAP / Production Part Approval Process (4th Ed)


A part approval process is a requirement of IATF 16949, and is requested by many customers. The intent is to provide the customer with assurance that the production parts will meet all requirements. This is provided as a package of documents which include the customer requirements; dimensional, material and functional test data; initial process and gage studies where needed; and product quality planning documents such as FMEAs and Control Plans. The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)'s 4th Edition PPAP, plus some customer specific requirements, is covered in this workshop. You will assemble a PPAP, including all required elements, for a simple manufactured product. To enhance understanding, you will calculate process capability and complete a Gage R&R on a characteristic of our simple manufactured part.

Course Outcomes:
  • Describe the purpose of PPAP
  • List and describe the 18 PPAP process requirements
  • Practice Gage R&R
  • Define process capability
  • Use the PPAP 4th Edition as a reference or requirement
Participants taking this course with a manufacturing focus, have the opportunity to have 60% of the course cost paid for by the One Workforce Grant. For more information please contact Michael Wemmer at michaelwemmer@grcc.edu or 616-234-3383.
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Course: CEQU 106-00
Term: 1453
Section Number: 1
Schedule Number: 21828
Instructor(s): Thomas Benedict
Location: Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC Rm 205, 622 Godfrey SW, GR MI 49503
Dates: Feb. 2, 2023 (Thu., 2 - 6 p.m.)
Units: Non-Credit
Contact Hours: 4.0 Contact Hours
Seats Remaining: 20
Notes: Lunch provided
Required Fees: Price