PPAP - Production Part Approval Process
Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) defines requirements for production part approval, including production and bulk materials.
"Quality System Requirements - QS-9000" is the result of the work of a joint action group established by the US automotive manufacturers Chrysler, Ford and General Motors. This technical rule is based on the standard ISO 9001, but has been expanded to cover the specific requirements of the automotive industry. The aim of QS-9000 is to permit the development of quality management systems in which continuous improvement is ensured, error avoidance encouraged and process capability in the value added chain enhanced. This process must be used by suppliers in the submission of production approval parts for approval to DaimlerChrysler, Ford and General Motors. In the past difference between the three processes have resulted in additional demands on supplier resources. To improve this situation standardisation of processes are being developed and these will be co-ordinated and distributed through Adare Limited.