In Reply to Parent Post by Saksham
Thank you for your help, Sir.
I talked to the Company contact and in their own words they say "Please make sure you do a 300 piece run for the Level 3 PPAP. You only need to do a 6 piece layout but the PPAP will need to be approved before you start production runs."
Now this makes much more sense.
However I still have no clue how to go about it.
Now, I first need to manufacture 300 pieces, right?
Please advise me the right source to learn about this process.
Many non-automotive companies have adopted (or adapted) the AIAG PPAP process for qualification of new parts. If your company is one of those, you'll need to speak with them further to make sure your understand their requirements. In automotive work, PPAP is the output of the APQP process, which means that by the time you're ready to compile the PPAP package you will have already done things such as PFMEA and a process control plan. Those are both elements of a Level 3 submission. You will also need to do capability reporting for special characteristics, if there are any. Some customers require capability studies even when there are no customer-designated special characteristics.
Do you have the AIAG PPAP manual
? If you don't, you're going to have to get one. Is this a new customer? If so, you need to make sure you understand ALL of the contractual requirements before you do anything. For example, what happens if there's an engineering change to the parts after you've run 300 parts but before PPAP has been approved?
If this is a non-automotive customer, it's especially important that you understand what they require. We can help you get through the process, but first you have to be sure that all of the requirements are properly documented and understood.