Earlier this year, SIBO G. implemented PPAP for its Technical solutions.
PPAP can be performed at the special customer request and is an additional service.
What is PPAP?
Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) is used in the supply chain for establishing confidence in suppliers and their production processes. Created in hopes to promote a clearer understanding of the requirements of manufacturers and suppliers, PPAP helps ensure that the processes used to manufacture parts can consistently reproduce the parts at stated production rates during routine production runs.
The PPAP process consists of 18 elements that may be required for approval of production level parts. Not all of the elements are required for every submission. There are five generally accepted PPAP submission levels (the most used is level 3).
When can you require PPAP?
A Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) is required anytime a new part or change to an existing part or process is being planned. A customer may request a PPAP at any time during the life of a product. For suppliers, this means maintaining a quality system that develops and documents all of the requirements of a PPAP submission. Regardless of having been asked to deliver one or not, is’t simply a must.
It should be noted that there is no standardized PPAP like there is in the automotive industry. Therefore negotiation between SIBO G. and customer must take place before the requirement is accepted and the process put into motion.
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