The Production Part Approval Process

part-18 The Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) is commonly used in the automotive supply chain to establish confidence in component part suppliers and their production processes, by demonstrating that all customer engineering design record and requirements are properly understood by the supplier and that the process has the potential to produce parts consistently meeting these requirements during an actual production run at the quoted production rate.

BMI Injection Molding & Assembly has long adhered to the PPAP process of documentation and reporting that you would expect in an automotive OEM or tiered supplier. BMI is very familiar with PPAP elements such as design records, authorized engineering change documents, engineering approval, and process flow diagrams. We're turnkey in this area and immediately ready to start with your project without need for guidance or training in these automotive protocols.

Finally,the result of this process are of documents gathered in one location called the "PPAP Package". This package is a series of documents that need a formal approval by the supplier and our customer. The approval of the PSW indicates that the supplier responsible person has reviewed this package and that the our customer has not identified any issues that would prevent its approval.

Contact BMI for a discussion of how we can integrate the production part approval process into the scope of your automotive contract manufacturing project.