Purpose: to assure minimum customer requirements are communicated to suppliers.
Application: LMG purchase orders shall flow-down requirements to its suppliers & sub-tier suppliers and/or process suppliers by using the following Quality Clauses as requirements when purchasing services and/or goods from outside suppliers.
QC-1 QUALITY SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
The supplier shall have in place a system / program that conforms to:
Quality Management System / Program Requirements
QC-1.1 ISO 9001-2000, AS9100, MIL-I-45208A
QC-1.2 ANSI/NCSL Z540-1 as applicable
QC-2 CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMANCE ( C OF C )
Each shipment shall be accompanied by a dated certification signed by a responsible representative of the supplier, stating that the items were manufactured in conformance with the purchase order, engineering drawing, revision, and specification requirements, and the manufacturing data is on file for examination.
QC-3 MATERIAL CERTIFICATION
Each shipment shall be accompanied by a dated certification signed by a responsible representative of the supplier, stating that the items were produced from:
QC-3.1 Materials furnished by LMG. The certificate of conformance shall list the Lean Manufacturing Group code number assigned to the furnished material.
QC-3.2 Materials which the supplier has available for examination and objective evidence of conformance to the purchase order and applicable specifications. The specifications shall be listed, including the revision or date.
QC-4 PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL ANALYSIS
Test report which list actual chemical/mechanical values and which state conformance to applicable material specifications shall be submitted on each shipment.
QC-5 FOREIGN OBJECT DEBRIS / DAMAGE (FOD / FOE)
Suppliers of FOD sensitive articles shall establish procedures to control and eliminate Foreign Object Debris/Damage and/or contamination during manufacturing, assembly, test and insp. operation. The FOD/FOE program will be subject to approval.
QC-6 ACCEPTANCE TEST RECORDS
Include with each shipment a true copy, signed – stamped by a responsible representative of the supplier, of the results of the lot or item acceptance tests required by the applicable specification. The report shall indicate the actual values obtained.
QC-7 SUPPLIER SURVEY
The supplier’s Quality Assurance system is subject to an initial survey and approval by LMG and/or their customers. Subsequent review of supplier and/or processors may be conducted on an on-going basis. Deficiencies identified as a result of on-going monitoring shall be noted and follow-up activities taken to ensure proper corrective actions have been implemented.
QC-8 SUPPLIER PROCESS APPROVAL
All processes used in conjunction with the purchase order are subject to approval through LMG and/or their customers. To include off-loads to sub-tiers.
QC-9 GOVERNMENT SOURCE INSPECTION
Government source inspection (GSI) is required and shall be performed at supplier’s facility prior to shipment. As directed by LMG /GSI any in-process inspection is also mandated by this clause. A minimum of 48-hrs notice to LMG, prior to inspection, is required when this clause is invoked. Supplier shall provide evidence of GSI source inspection with each shipment.
QC-10 FIRST ARTICLE INSPECTION
Supplier shall perform a First Article Inspection on all items of the purchase order in accordance with the requirements set forth. Supplier shall forward a copy of the FAI report to LMG’s Quality Control for review, prior to the continuation of any production runs. Supplier shall notify LMG 24 hours prior to estimate completion of FAI.
QC-11 SOURCE INSPECTION
LMG reserves the right to inspect, at supplier’s facility, any product under the purchase order. LMG shall contact supplier to confirm or waive source requirements. In the event that contact has not been made between LMG and supplier before time of completion, or interim inspection, the supplier is authorized to ship product to LMG, provided the requirements of clauses are fulfilled and accompany shipment. All pertinent customers of LMG (including Government representatives) reserve the right to be present during any source inspection performed per this clause. Acceptances of product during Source Inspection does not constitute rejecting of the suppliers QMS.
A system shall be in effect for control of material nonconforming to drawings specifications or other Purchase order requirements.
Such material shall be withheld from shipment until authorized by the LMG Purchasing Department with an approved Nonconformance Report ( NCR ).The NCR shall describe the nonconformance in detail, the quantity, the cause and corrective action to preclude a recurrence. Acceptance of the NCR by LMG review board will not affect the suppliers rating providing no nonconformance is found at receiving.
QC-13 CORRECTIVE ACTION
Materials or services found to have a quality problem will result in a formal request for corrective action. Such requests require a timely response. On government source inspected material the supplier shall coordinate the corrective action reply with the government QAR assigned to his plant.
QC-14 UNAUTHORIZED REPAIRS
Repairing of material by plating or anodize build-up, welding, brazing plugging or any other method is prohibited unless authorized by LMG.
QC-15 RIGHT OF ENTRY
LMG and their pertinent customers (including Government representatives) reserve the Right-Of-Entry into supplier organization to determine and verify quality of work at any and all stages of production.
QC-16 SUPPLIER NOTICFICATION
LMG requires all suppliers to notify the organization of changes in product and/or process definition and, where required, obtain organization approval.
QC-17 PURCHASE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Suppliers accepting a Purchase Order by Lean Manufacturing Group shall comply with the following AS9100 Terms and Conditions as required by LMG Quality Management System.
- The Supplier will notify LMG of all non-conforming product/s, and when applicable make arrangements for LMG approval for disposition of nonconforming material.
- The Supplier will notify LMG of changes in product and/or process definition and when applicable obtain approval by LMG.
- The Supplier will grant right of access to LMG, their customers, and regulatory authorities to both its manufacturing facilities and applicable records involved.
- The Supplier will flow down to sub-tier suppliers applicable Lean Manufacturing Group requirements (including Special and/or Critical requirements).
- The Supplier including sub-tier suppliers shall retain records for a minimum of 10 years.
QC-18 ITAR REQUIREMENTS
The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) requirements apply to this Lean Manufacturing Group Purchase Order.