My background is QS-9000 but I now work for a company that is strictly ISO-9000 (custom plastic vacuum thermoforming). I am use to submitting PPAP's and the requirements for what, when and how to submit one. ISO-9000 does not have a section that addresses inital sample submissions; however, some of my customers require them. I have not been able to find nformation concerning 1st articles and how to address them in my procedures. If I use the AIAG requirements for all products some of my customers are overwhelmed by the process. Some of my orders are just not big enough for a 1st article submission. Any advice?