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VDA 2 PPA – Part Production Approval Course

Enrolled: 0 students
Lectures: 1
Level: Intermediate


Working hours

Monday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Course Overview:

This course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the VDA 2 Part Production Approval (PPA) process as it relates to the IATF 16949 standard. The course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively manage and conduct the PPA process, ensuring that parts meet or exceed the quality requirements of the automotive industry and contribute to the overall success of the IATF 16949 quality management system.

Who Should Enroll?

  • Quality managers and engineers involved in part production and approval
  • Process engineers and managers responsible for manufacturing processes
  • Suppliers and manufacturers aiming to meet IATF 16949 standards
  • Anyone involved in the part approval or quality assurance process in the automotive industry

Course Content:

  1. Introduction to VDA 2 PPA and IATF 16949:
    • Overview of the VDA 2 PPA process and its importance in the automotive industry
    • Understanding how PPA fits within the IATF 16949 quality management system
  2. Understanding PPA Requirements:
    • Detailed explanation of the PPA requirements and how they align with IATF 16949
    • The role of PPA in ensuring part quality and compliance
  3. Planning for PPA:
    • Strategies for planning and preparing for the PPA process
    • Identifying critical elements and requirements for successful part approval
  4. Documentation and Record Keeping:
    • Understanding the documentation requirements for PPA
    • Best practices for maintaining records and ensuring traceability
  5. Conducting the PPA Process:
    • Step-by-step guidance on conducting the PPA process, including initial sample inspection, testing, and evaluation
    • Techniques for assessing and documenting part conformity
  6. Managing Non-Conformities:
    • Strategies for identifying and addressing non-conformities during the PPA process
    • Implementing corrective actions and re-evaluation
  7. Supplier Involvement and Communication:
    • Ensuring effective communication and collaboration with suppliers during the PPA process
    • Managing supplier-related issues and ensuring supplier compliance
  8. Continuous Improvement and Feedback:
    • Using feedback and data from the PPA process for continuous improvement
    • Incorporating lessons learned into future part production and approval cycles
  9. Preparing for Audits and Assessments:
    • Understanding how the PPA process will be evaluated during IATF 16949 audits
    • Preparing for audits and demonstrating compliance with PPA requirements
  10. Case Studies and Practical Examples:
    • Real-world examples of successful PPA processes in IATF 16949 certified companies
    • Discussion of common challenges and how to overcome them

Advantages of the Course:

  • In-depth PPA Knowledge: Gain a thorough understanding of the VDA 2 Part Production Approval process and its requirements.
  • Enhanced Quality Assurance: Learn how to effectively manage and conduct PPA to ensure part quality and compliance.
  • Audit Preparedness: Prepare for IATF 16949 audits by understanding how the PPA process is evaluated.
  • Improved Supplier Management: Develop strategies for effective supplier involvement and communication during the PPA process.


Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion for VDA 2 PPA – Part Production Approval Course in the context of the IATF 16949 standard.

This course is essential for professionals involved in part production, approval, and quality assurance within the automotive industry, especially those aiming for or maintaining IATF 16949 certification. The course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the VDA 2 PPA process and its role in ensuring part quality and compliance. Participants will leave the course with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively manage and conduct the PPA process, contributing to their organization’s quality objectives and operational success. With the insights gained from this course, professionals will be well-prepared to drive continuous improvement, enhance part quality, and support their organization’s commitment to excellence in the competitive automotive industry.