Industry Forum

AS13100 aligned RM13145 PPAP Co-ordinator and CARe training course

Course overview: 


This course fully covers the syllabus and qualification requirements for PPAP Co-ordinators or CARe’s as defined by AESQ Reference Manual RM13145. The course draws from AS13100 sections B and C and follows the APQP/PPAP model as defined within AS9145 and AESQ RM13145. The course includes the APQP/PPAP requirements from each of the 5APQP phases. The course reviews the requirements of the PPAP file elements including common AESQ member Customer Specific Requirements. The course encompasses Background to AS13100 and AESQ Reference Manual RM13145, Essentials of PPAP Process Management, APQP/PPAP Process Flow, Evaluation of the PPAP file, Preparation and Evaluation of the PPAP submission and Disposition of the PPAP submission. The course includes reference and review of a PPAP Case Study and concludes with a 90-minute qualification exam.

Who should attend:  


This course is designed to meet the qualification requirements of AESQ RM13145. Attending this training course and passing the end of course exam qualifies delegates in the role of PPAP Coordinator or CARe as required by the AESQ. Attendance would also benefit those persons tasked with auditing of the organisations APQP/PPAP process.

Benefits and Learning Objectives: 

PPAP is used when an organisation needs to evidence effective implementation of the APQP process, and that the organisations product design process can design products that meet the customer and their own business specifications and that the manufacturing process has the potential to delivery good quality product at the required rate.


An effective APQP and PPAP process will ensure smoother transition for product development into production, more effective changes to existing products and processes, greater confidence in source changes and finally a quicker less troublesome customer approval process.


A deeper understanding of the AESQ APQP/PPAP process will enable organisations to take advantage of the process model detailed in AESQ RM13145 and gain competitive advantage by having a more focused and efficient process for managing the introduction of new products, changes to existing products and process and source changes.


Delegates will become competent in understanding and implementing activities aligned to the requirements of AESQ RM13145 resulting in an effective PPAP submission meeting all customer defined requirements on time.

Topics covered:  


Essentials of PPAP Process Management

  • Understand the fundamentals of APQP and relationship between APQP and PPAP.
  • Appreciate the role of PPAP in various situations.
  • Navigate the APQP and PPAP Process Flow diagram and understand how this applies to PPAP.
  • Understand the how the PPAP Coordinator and CARe conduct their accountabilities.


Explain the fundamentals of APQP

  • Understand the difference between an APQP Package, PPAP File and PPAP Submission.
  • Explain the steps of the Process Flow that manage PPAP and examples of the types of activities that take place.
  • Explain the purpose of PPAP Customer Specific Requirements, use and suitable decision-making practices.

Evaluating the PPAP File

  • Understand what an acceptable standard for each Element of the PPAP File is.
  • Explain the expected standard of each PPAP Element and association with AS13100 and associated Reference Manuals.
  • Provide examples of the expected standard of each PPAP Element.
  • Confirm the difference between the PPAP File and PPAP Submission.

Preparing and evaluating the PPAP Submission

  • Appreciated the meaning and use of Submission Levels.
  • Understand how to prepare and provide a PPAP Submission.
  • Understand when / how corrective action plan is used and what is an acceptable standard.
  • Explain the steps taken when preparing and Evaluating PPAP Submission.
  • Provide examples of the types of activities that take place when completing these steps.
  • Understand the accountability of PPAP Coordinator when this is carried out.

Disposition of the PPAP Submission and Approval Form

  • Be capable of conducting a disposition of the PPAP Submission.
  • Judge a PPAP Submission as Approved, Interim Approval and Reject.
  • Explain the steps taken when completing the disposition of the PPAP Submission and Approval form.
  • Explain the use of the Approval Form and AESQ member companies’ differences informs.
  • Understand the accountability of Customer Authorized Representative when this is carried out.
  • Provide examples of the types of activities that take place when completing these steps.

Introduction to IF

We have been delivering significant and measurable performance improvements for leading global manufacturers for more than 25 years and believe there is no one size fits all approach to driving competitiveness across the industry. Toyota, Rolls Royce and Electrolux are among the brands who have tapped into our expertise to ensure they remain on top in their own fiercely competitive markets.

Why choose Industry Forum:   

Industry Forum helps major global manufacturers understand, optimise and improve both manufacturing capability and business performance.

An integrated team of consultants and practitioners – all seasoned expert engineers with multi-sector manufacturing experience – Industry Forum brings together a world-class combination of improvement competency, insight, process and best practice.

Spanning automotive, aerospace, consumer appliance, electronics and food sectors, for over 20 years Industry Forum has planned and delivered some of the world’s most consistent and successful transformations for business-critical manufacturing operations.

Our trainers are expert practitioners with hands-on industrial experience and highly developed communication skills.

They have a wealth of technical expertise and often provide on-site advice and coaching. During every course we will encourage collaboration and sharing of practical experiences, ensuring learning can be put into context and empowering delegates to apply their new skills successfully in their workplace as well as making sustainable improvements.

Training can be offered either through open courses or in-house to suit the customer requirements.

Course booking details:   

Please note that the following dates will only run subject to sufficient bookings being received.

Leading Expertise
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Proven Capability
We have been helping organisations like yours for over 25 years to deliver and maintain sustainable improvement

Attainable Results
We know what’s possible and how to help you achieve it by utilising our tried and tested techniques for long term success

Robust Execution
We believe that training should be through a ‘learn by doing’ approach with coaching and mentoring wherever possible

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