APQP-PPAP according to AIAG



Purpose of the training:

  • Presentation of the context of requirements for project management and approval of products and processes for serial production in the quality management system according to ISO 9001 and IATF 16949.
  • Presentation of advanced management of product implementation projects for production in an automotive industry company according to the requirements of the APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) manual.
  • Presentation of the principles of cooperation with customers and suppliers in the field of approving deliveries according to the PPAP (Production Part Approval Process) manual.

Training program:

  • Basic principles of the quality management system in the automotive industry – sources of requirements, discussion: the requirement of ISO 9001, IATF 16949, key quality methods, the so-called core tools, specific customer requirements, so-called CSR (Customer Specific Requirements), Quality management system requirements in accordance with ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 regarding design and development,
  • Assumptions of the Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) methodology
  • Discussion of the individual stages of APQP and the project simulation as practical exercises during the training:
    • project planning,
    • product design,
    • process design,
    • product and process validation,
    • production and feedback,
  • Characteristics of the basic issues related to the individual stages of APQP, in particular:
    • special characteristics
    • Flow chart – FMEA – Control Plan
    • work instructions
    • Benchmarking
    • Error proofing
    • DFM/DFA
    • QFD
    • DoE
    • APQP checklists
  • PPAP – discussion of the most important issues:
    • when to submit the PPAP to the client,
    • what are the levels of PPAP submission,
    • PPAP submission levels vs. required documents,
    • PPAP approval levels,
    • how long should the completed PPAP be archived,
    • what are the most common errors in using PPAP.


During the training, the participant will learn:

  • efficient project management according to the APQP methodology in accordance with individual stages,
  • properly identify customer needs and requirements when implementing new projects,
  • prepare documentation necessary for product approval by the client – PPAP,
  • prepare for certification, recertification, control and customer audits in the automotive industry,
  • what techniques and tools are required,
  • what are the responsibilities of individual participants in the project and the principles of group work (interdisciplinary teams),
  • what documents, reports, analyzes are typically required in a PPAP package for clients,
  • what are the rules for approving parts according to the PPAP methodology.

Who shall participate in this training:

  • Persons leading new product implementation projects.
  • Quality engineers, quality specialists, employees of the quality department,
  • department owners/owners of key processes related to the implementation of new products for serial production,
  • constructors, technologists,
  • internal auditors, supplier auditors (first and second party).


The training is an introduction to the methodology itself. In case of interest in APQP performed as a workshop where participants work on their own project read our other training here. The workshop takes the form of teamwork. Finally, a joint review of the results of tasks performed by individual teams is carried out.

Qualification confirmation: After the training you will receive a certificate of participation.

Training duration: 2 days x 7 hours

Training price: In order to get an offer please send a request to:


It is possible to extend the offer with post-training consultations in the form of advisory services, advanced training, support for implementation projects and methods addressed during training.


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In case of further questions, training dates or dedicated training offer for your company do not hesitate to contact Qualitywise.


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