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Customer Specific PPAP Level 3/4 Requirements - Fastener Manufacturer



Hello. I did search the forum to find info on the following but had no luck.
I work for a fastener manufacturer and we produce many PPAPs for various customers. We provide a standard PAPP package that meets level 3 requirements specified by the AIAG PPAP manual.
We now see more and more customers asking us to submit on their own paperwork (customer specific PSW, dimensional/material report tamplates etc.). We also see requests such as to submit R&R studies using the specific reference being PPAP'd (where we would normally submit a generic R&R study proving the gauge).
Since our standard package meets level 3, does their request make it a level 4 PPAP? Or, based on requirement # 17 (Records of Compliance with Customer Specific Requirements) does it remain a level 3?


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this is a tricky question.
Does the customer tell you which level they want you to mark it as? I've got lots of customers who say 'I want a level 3 with this, this, this and this' so I mark it still as level 3 (if I mark level 4 they'll chuck it back at me).
I'd clarify with the customer to keep on the safe side. If they say they're not fussed then you can use your own judgment.
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