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Reducing costs and raising efficiencies using PPAP
Whatever be the size of an organization and its financial
strength, it is recommended that they carry out operational
improvement in their business process once in a while. Reasons
for such exercise is to achieve the profitability and productivity
targets, explore potentials to reduce operating costs, assume a
leadership position in the industry and adapt one's selves to
evolving external market conditions.
Outsourcing is the new trend
To achieve the goal of efficiency within any organization,
quality processes are being outsourced and the need for the
same has gained acceptance worldwide. The PPAP consulting
experts recommend and conduct PPAP across automotive and
non-automotive sectors. In the automotive sectors, OEM
suppliers to the leading brand also get trained as the parts and
assemblies they supply to the main automotive manufacturer
should be consistent in quality and meet the required
specifications. The PPAP process helps the manufacturer to
reduce the risk of introducing new parts to their manufacturing
process, streamline and manage scheduling and approvals, and
keep costs down.
Due to external factors like industry downturns and stiff
competition, manufacturers always strive to reduce existing
suppliers' budgets and driving efficiency. In addition to the
suppliers, even PPAP is like a supplier and outsourced for a
specific role.
What is PPAP?
The Production Part approval process (PPAP) is called the
industry benchmark set and governed by the AIAG (Automotive
Industry Action Group). This process is managed efficiently,
ensures that engineering designs, parts and assemblies, and
product specifications are met consistently. This would mean
that assemblies and supplies by third-party vendors are reliable.
There is also additional comfort if the third-party vendors have
undergone the PPAP process themselves, thus making both
parties aligned when it comes to scalability, precision, and
The PPAP process certifies that manufacturing processes used
for automotive parts can be relied upon to produce
consistently defined quality levels and comply with
specifications. PPAP is time-consuming and takes much time for
Supplier Quality teams. This is why many clients outsource it so
that they can leverage the PPAP consultants' skills and
expertise and focus on their core activities.
The benefits of PPAP services or outsourcing PPAP are getting
the key manufacturing functions from the expert trained
suppliers. Outsourcing is easy and cost-effective. Because the
suppliers also engage in an efficient PPAP process, the quality
and specifications of materials reliable and prevents product
recall and failures on many fronts. For an automotive business,
faulty products impact the vehicle's performance and
drastically affect the business apart from goodwill damage.
Cost reduction and increased efficiency
For a process-intensive automotive industry, cost and time are
the key parameters for the company's final profitability. As the
PPAP is a lengthy process, focusing on minute details to the T,
in house management may go haywire and compromised. The
process includes detailed documentation of cross-functional
tools critical to the manufacturing and coordinates with the
manufacturer and suppliers and documents suppliers'
commitmnet to meet the demand. PPAP also provides the
customer enough time to validate the process in the design and
production areas and then only proceeds for the end product
that lands in the customers' hand.