PPAP - When to Send a PSW Warrant




Do I need to send the PSW to every customer or only those that ask for them?

I have the Production Part Approval Process Third Edition, is this the last one? Or Do I need to update it?


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The 3rd edition is the latest.
I don't quite understand your question. If you submit PPAP you need PSW, if you don't you don't.
Please can you elaborate.

JAN2 - 2013


When customer ask for you must to send the PSW .

The Production Part Approval Process Third Edition, is last


It's up to your customer


TS requires only that your organization conform to an approval procedure recognized by your customer.

If your customer recognizes AIAG's PPAP manual (3rd Edition) as their approval process, then you must submit the PSW but I would think that regardless of what procedure/process your customer requires you to follow, you will need some sort of PSW (it may just be called something else).

How many customers do you have and what are their requirements as far as process approval? I would think that this would be defined in their P.O.


I have around 1000 customers. Some customers want:

* 50 of our products every 3 months

* 100 of our products every year

* 200 of our products every week

We have many small customers and a few big customers. Only one customer asks that we meet the Production Part Approval Process requirements. So I need to submit the PSW. But what about the other customers (the small ones)? Do I need to submit the PSW if the small customers don't require it?

I hope this is clear. I am so confused with this subject and I am new to this so I think my technical vocabulary is not very advanced.

Thanks for all the answers





The short answer is, give them exactly what they have asked for but I think this issue is a lot bigger than I thought when I originally read your post. Don't put yourself through a lot of headaches if no one is even asking for it. PPAP's can be quite involved, depending on the complexity of the part/process.

Maybe you could answer these few questions and that might help to clarify things (for me anyway; maybe other forum contributors are getting it the first time):
  • What industry are you in?
  • How many different products do you have?
  • Are these new products or products that have undergone some sort of change to them?
Don't worry about your confusion. The people who dream up these manuals sometimes can't even tell you what they want. You need to be clairvoyant. :)
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