Advanced Product Quality Planning and Production Part Approval Process

Two Days

7:30 am – 4:30 pm MT


This standard establishes requirements for performing and documenting APQP and PPAP. APQP begins with conceptual product needs and extends through product definition, production planning, product and process validation (i.e., PPAP), product use, and post-delivery service. This standard integrates and collaborates with the requirements of the 9100, 9102, 9103, and 9110 standards.

The requirements specified in this standard are complementary (not alternative) to contractual and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. Should there be a conflict between the requirements of this standard and applicable statutory or regulatory requirements, the latter shall take precedence.

Learning Objectives:

  • APQP and PPAP terminology
  • APQP general requirements
  • APQP project management
  • APQP phases (1 to 5) requirements
  • PPAP process requirements
  • PPAP file and submission
  • PPAP disposition, submission, recording and resubmission

Who Should Attend:

  • Senior Managers
  • Management Representatives
  • Implementation Teams
  • Internal Auditors
  • Any others involved in the auditing or implementation of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) activities including Control Plans.



Day 1




History, Aerospace requirements for APQP/PPAP


Activity #1  Terminology


 AS9145  Clause 4.1 – 4.2  General Requirements, Start-Up


Workshop #1  SCMH  Checklists


AS9145  Clause 4.3  Phase I Planning


Workshop #2


AS9145  Clause 4.4  Phase 2  Product Design & Development


Workshop #3


AS9145  Clause 4.5  Phase 3  Process Design & Development


Day 2


AS9145  Clause 4.5  Phase 3  Process Design & Development


Workshop #4


AS9145  Clause 4.6  Phase 4  Product & Process Validation


AS9145  Clause 4.7  Phase 5  Ongoing Production, Use, Post Delivery


Workshop  #5


AS9145  Clause 5.1 – 5.4   PPAP


Workshop  #6  (60-min)


In Class Case Study