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PPAP

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Abbreviation for Production Part Approval Process.  Developed by the Automotive industry, resources on how to conduct APQP and PPAP are published in manuals developed by the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG).

PPAP is a detailed and lengthy package that includes documentation of various multiple cross-functional tools from APQP activity, and documents the ability of your supplier to meet all customer requirements. It can also be used to give confidence to your customer that you can meet their requirements.

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