Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)

By Shishir Bharadwaj   |   Quality Council of India
Learners enrolled: 787
Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) is the industry standard that ensures engineering design and product specification requirements are met. Through the PPAP guideline, suppliers and customers understand the requirements to obtain part approval of supplier manufactured parts. Applicable to all parts and commodities, application of these principles reduces delays and non-conformances during part approval.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 PPAP manual contains detailed information, guidelines and sample documents useful for completing the process requirements. The resulting PPAP submission provides the evidence that the supplier has met or exceeded the customer’s requirements and the process is capable of consistently reproducing quality parts.
You will learn to develop all the procedures, documents & do calculation to demonstrate that the manufacturing process has the potential to produce product that consistently meets all requirements during an actual production run at the quoted production rate.
Will learn about how will deviations be handled to reduce any manufacturing disruption or customer complaint.
There will be an in depth understanding of the 18 elements associated with it.

Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 10 weeks
Category :
  • Management Studies
Credit Points : 4
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 19 Jan 2024
End Date : 30 Apr 2024
Enrollment Ends : 29 Feb 2024
Exam Date : 19 May 2024 IST
Shift :

Shift 1

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: What is the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)?
Week 2: PPAP Element 17: Eaton Requirements
Week 3: PPAP Element- 1, 2, 3
Week 4: PPAP Element #4: Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
Week 5: PPAP Element #5: Process Flow Diagram(s)
Week 6: PPAP Element #6: PFMEA
Week 7: PPAP Element 7 & Element 8
Week 8: Element 9, 10, 11
Week 9: PPAP Element 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
Week 10: PPAP Element #17 and 18  

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Exam schedule 

Books and references

A History of Managing for Quality; Joseph M.Juran
Quality in HealthCare: Theory, Application, and Evolution; Nancy O.Graham
The Textbook of Total Quality in Healthcare; A.F.Al-Assaf, June Schmele
Health Care Quality: The Clinician's Primer; David B. Nash, MD, Janice Clarke, RN, Alexis Skoufalos, Ed and Melissa Horowitz
Yuanzhi Wang (2011) “Education Management, Education Theory and Education Application”, Springer Science &Business Media
Author Erick Jones (2014) “Quality Management for Organizations Using Lean Six Sigma Techniques”, CRC Press
Author RalphL., Kliem (2013) “Creative, Efficient and Effective Project Management, CRC Press
Author William Lewis,1998“PDCA/Test”, CRC Press

Instructor bio

Shishir Bharadwaj

Quality Council of India

Mr. Shishir Bharadwaj will be the trainer on the course. He is an Operations Management Consultant, who, after working with Japanese JV manufacturing Light Commercial Trucks and observing first-hand the customer experience and usage of products designed, started his journey in the field of Operations Management consultancy in the UK, focusing on Finite Capacity Scheduling, selecting & implementing ERPs. He is now dedicated to improving manufacturing companies' bottom line and competitiveness based on the principles of flow and the Theory of Constraints.

He is associated with the Quality Council of India through his work as the trainer for Master Trainers for the ZED Maturity Assessment Model and has developed many e-learning courses in tandem with eQuest, the e-learning hub of QCI.

Course certificate

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Grading Policy: 

Assessment Type


Weekend Assessment


Final Exam


Certificate Eligibility:
  • 40% marks and above in weekend assessment
  • 40% marks and above in the final proctored exam


Type of Certificate



75 - 89


70 - 74


40 - 70

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