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Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) - Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
2 days

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" Très bonne formation, à conseiller aux utilisateurs de l'APQP-PPAP afin d'avoir un aperçu global et détaillé de ce process. A permis de démystifier l'APQP-PPAP. "
Maurice, SCHAEFFLER HAGUENAU (02/06/2021)
" Très satisfaite par cette formation et les qualités de pédagogie du formateur. Le planning a été personnalisé afin de prévoir un espace de travail sur la problématique que je rencontre dans l'entreprise. "
Virginie, JTEKT HPI (24/01/2022)
" Très bien, le sujet peut vite repousser, mais le rythme et la manière de le présenter rendent cette formation intéressante et vivante, donc agréable. "
Emmanuel, LEONI (25/11/2021)

Overall objectives

  • Know APQP (Advanced Project Quality Planning), understand its stakes and contributions in the industrial context of the organizing company. Know the PPAP process (Production Part Approval Process) and its requirements. Know how to compile a PPAP file.

Learning operational objectives

  • Understand the APQP process, its phases and activities.
  • Understand the sequence of the different phases of the APQP, their coherence and the maturity levels of the associated deliverables in relation to the end-of-project objectives:
    • Project planning and definition
    • Product design and development verification
    • Process design and development verification
    • Product and production validation
    • Feedback and corrective actions
  • Contextualize the challenges and opportunities of APQP deployment within the organization of the organizing company.
  • Know the PPAP process, its requirements and how to implement it, in the context of the organizing company, IATF 16949 requirements and "Customer Specific Requirements".
  • Know how to put together a PPAP file based on the APQP process, and understand the rules for submission and approval.

The "Pluses" of the training session

  • Training "tailor-made" adapted and focused on internal processes and standard documents of the organizing company (case studies used if necessary).
  • Rational approach to APQP and PPAP, with end-of-project objectives as the common thread.
  • Theoretical parts organized in a dynamic and interactive way (workshops in subgroups, quizzes, questions, etc.).
  • This training includes a 6-months period of post training support (email exchanges, webinars, phone, response time depending on the trainer’s availability).

Organization and resources

  • Each attendee receives a training manual in English as well as exercise and workshop files used during the session.
  • For face-to-face training, the room must have a video projector as well as a flipchart and a whiteboard with coloured markers in working order.

Evaluation mode

  • Level assessment quizzes for each attendee at the beginning and the end of the training session.
  • Hot satisfaction questionnaire completed by each attendee at the end of the training.
  • Cold evaluation questionnaire, to evaluate achievements realized after the training completed 3 months after training, by each attendee, with their hierarchy.

Targeted audience

  • Cualquier persona implicada en la implantación del APQP y/o PPAP en su empresa.


  • At least 1 year professional experience in either production, project management, industrial engineering, quality, product design and engineering.
  • Participants should have an experience of the products and manufacturing processes of the company organizing the training.

Trainer profile

  • General Engineer (Centrale).
  • 20 years of automotive industry experience (manufacturer and supplier) in project management, purchasing and product / process design methodology (Functional analysis, DFMEA, PFMEA, supplier quality, etc.).
  • Was involved in the implementation of the APQP & PPAP process at PSA and then in its deployment at Plastivaloire.

Useful information

Available packages
  • Face-to-face
  • Online
  • Intra-company
  • Shared training
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Shared package: 1380 € net* maximum per participant (from 2 pers. enrolled) - Decreasing rate depending on the size of the group.

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* VAT exemption according to art. 261.4.4 of the CGI


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