Although the PPAP has been a common practice in the industry since 1993, the actual purpose and meaning of a PPAP is still often misunderstood. We will explain this based in the AIAG standard.
Many persons think that a PPAP Approval is a shipping authorization that allows the supplier to send parts to their customer in serial production quantities, this is false. Many others assume that a PPAP Approval will avoid rejection of the parts in the future becoming a sort of blank check for the suppliers, this is not true.
According to the AIAG PPAP Manual 4th Edition, the purpose […]