Introduction to APQP and PPAP Training Course

This one day practical APQP and PPAP training  course will provide delegates with a basic knowledge of APQP and PPAP. It will show delegates how to compile the evidence required during the product development and production processes and explains how client organisations can use the information supplied to gain confidence in their suppliers.

Companies that have implemented IATF/TS 16949 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 (PPAP) 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”.

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  • The business need for APQP and PPAP processes
  • The requirement for APQP and PPAP in IATF/TS 16949
  • Overview of APQP process
    • Project Management and Timing Plans
    • Defining project scope and requirements
    • Product design and development
    • Process design and development
    • Product and process validation and control plans
  • PPAP process and requirements
  • Scope and limitations of approval
  • Evaluation of evidence submitted
  • Ford phased PPAP requirements
  • Levels of Submission and Evidence required
    • Parts submission warrant
    • Supporting evidence
    • Materials data and use of IMDS database
    • Process capability

Additional Core Tools relating to the Automotive industry include: Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA);  Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA);  Statistical Process Control (SPC).

If you book any two “core tools” courses together we can offer a discount of £100.  Please contact us if you wish to take advantage of this offer.

  • 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
By the end of this APQP and PPAP training course, delegates will be able to:

  • Interpret the requirements for APQP and PPAP in IATF/TS 16949 and the need for these in business.
  • Initiate the APQP and PPAP processes within an organisation with an awareness of the scope and limitations of approval.
  • Understand the levels of submission and evidence required.

Course Dates and Venues

Residential: Contact us
Non-Residential: £525 + VAT
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oulton Hall
Residential: Contact us
Non-Residential: £495 + VAT
Daventry, Northamptonshire
De Vere Staverton Estate
Residential: Contact us
Non-Residential: £495 + VAT