ISO/TS 16949 Production Part Approval Process – PPAP
Below is the list of all 19 elements of a PPAP:
- Design Records
- Authorized Engineering Change (note) Documents
- Engineering Approval
- Process Flow Diagram
- Control Plan
- Measurement System Analysis Studies (MSA)
- Dimensional Results
- Records of Material / Performance Tests
- Initial Sample Inspection Report
- Initial Process Studies
- Qualified Laboratory Documentation
- Appearance Approval Report
- Sample Production Parts
- Master Sample(s)
- Checking Aids
- Customer-Specific Requirements
- Part Submission Warrant (PSW)
PPAP requirements are typically distinguished by level as follows:
PPAP Submission Levels
Level 1 – Part Submission Warrant (PSW) only submitted to the customer.
Level 2 – PSW with product samples and limited supporting data.
Level 3 – PSW with product samples and complete supporting data.
Level 4 – PSW and other requirements as defined by the customer.
Level 5 – PSW with product samples and complete supporting data available for review at the supplier’s manufacturing location.
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