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Are PPAP Submissions required to be in English? PPAP Language

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zatanaz

#1
Does anyone know where in the manual does it say that all documentation submitted in a PPAP must be in English???

Thank you for your responses.
 
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Jim Wynne

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#2
Re: PPAP language

Does anyone know where in the manual does it say that all documentation submitted in a PPAP must be in English???

Thank you for your responses.
I take it this is a rhetorical question, and you've already perused the manual in search of such a requirement and didn't find it. It seems pretty obvious to me that you wouldn't submit documentation of any kind to a customer if you weren't sure the customer could understand it. I've personally dealt with instances where suppliers submitted PPAP packages that included documents in languages other than English, and in many of those instances the supplier couldn't read them either, and thus had no way of know whether they met the requirements or not. One of the purposes of PPAP is to make sure that the supplier (and sub-suppliers) understand the requirements, and if the evidence of same is in a language the customer doesn't understand, then the evidence is lacking.
 
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dna_leri

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Re: PPAP language

PPAP Manual 4th edition section 2.2 states:
"The organization shall also meet all customer-specific PPAP requirements."

If your customer specified english submission or Korean (as happened here) or something else, according to the above you should comply.
 
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zatanaz

#4
Re: PPAP language

Thank you for your response.

So what you're saying is that this is NOT a requirment.

I work for a distribution center in Texas. We have many customers and suppliers from all over the world.
What we do is we take the PPAP that our supplier sends us and we put our own PSW cover sheet and then send it to our customers.
The majority of our suppliers send the documentation in English. However, I have a special case with one of them.
This supplier is in Portugal and my customer is in Germany. The PPAP is in German but how do I review the PPAP if I don't speak German.

What to do??
 

Jim Wynne

Staff member
Admin
#5
Re: PPAP language

Thank you for your response.

So what you're saying is that this is NOT a requirment.

I work for a distribution center in Texas. We have many customers and suppliers from all over the world.
What we do is we take the PPAP that our supplier sends us and we put our own PSW cover sheet and then send it to our customers.
The majority of our suppliers send the documentation in English. However, I have a special case with one of them.
This supplier is in Portugal and my customer is in Germany. The PPAP is in German but how do I review the PPAP if I don't speak German.

What to do??
You tell them that you need the information in English. If that wasn't a contractual requirement, you could be stuck if the supplier refuses. Your own customer-specific requirements (the requirements for your suppliers) should include a requirement for all documentation to be submitted in English, if that's what you need.
 
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dna_leri

#6
Re: PPAP language

The majority of our suppliers send the documentation in English. However, I have a special case with one of them.
This supplier is in Portugal and my customer is in Germany. The PPAP is in German but how do I review the PPAP if I don't speak German.

What to do??
You should specifiy to your suppliers that English is your requirement (if you don't want portuguese submissions).
If your customer does not specifically require German, then you are ok with English. If they do specify German, then you may have translate, potentially using qualified resources.
 
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zatanaz

#7
Re: PPAP language

OK... get it.

I will have to get with sales and find out what special requirements (if any) were quoted.

Thank you all for your responses.
 
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