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to detail and quality from contract to delivery.
QMSD-7.4.2 Standard Quality Requirements and Quality
Notes Rev 1.2
Effective date: 6/8-2012
This specification establishes the
requirements for "Suppliers" (defined as vendors providing
products and/or services to Snowline Engineering/Snowline
Aerospace Inc. (Snowline). These requirements pertain to the
tasks necessary to substantiate product conformance to drawings,
specifications, contract and Purchase Order requirements. These
requirements are in addition to those tasks set forth in any
other contractual document.
This specification shall
apply to all supplies and services when added to the item
specification, contract or Purchase Order. In relation to other
contract requirements of this specification shall be satisfied
in addition to all detail requirements contained in any other
portion of the contract or Purchase order.
In the event that the Supplier is required to outsource
services in order to fulfill the requirements of the Purchase
Order, Snowline must first be notified by the Supplier of this
need to perform to the requirements of the Purchase Order. This
notification must happen prior to commencement of the work. In
addition, all requirements that are pertinent and binding with
regard to the Purchase Order, shall be flowed down and imposed
in full upon the sub-tier Supplier. Finally, as required, only
those Sub-tier Suppliers of materials and/or processes, approved
by Snowline's shall be used to perform on the contract.
The Supplier is responsible for furnishing product which
meets all the requirements of the contract or the Purchase Order
including approved product, procedures, processes, equipment,
and qualified personnel. Should any inconsistency occur between
this specification and any other contractual document, the
Supplier shall be responsible to bring the inconsistency to the
attention of the Snowline purchasing department for resolution.
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Supplier shall maintain a
quality system compliant with ISO/EN 9001-2008, AS/EN9100 or
equivalent industry-recognized quality system or standard
acceptable to Snowline. Supplier's quality system shall be
approved by Snowline Quality Department through either On-site
Supplier Quality Audit or Supplier Quality Questionnaire Desk
Unauthorized Repairs: Without Snowline's approval,
Supplier may not repair, by any means, parts damaged or found to
be faulty during fabrication/processing. Report all
Notification of Facility Change:
Supplier shall not re-locate any production, manufacturing
and/or processing facility during the performance of this
Purchase Order, without promptly notifying Snowline and
affording Snowline opportunity to examine such facilities for
compliance with QA requirements.
Any change including, personnel, equipment, tooling, material,
etc., subsequent to start of production, the Supplier is
responsible for notifying Snowline and receiving Snowline's
Right of Entry
Supplier shall afford Snowline or Snowline's Customer
Representative right to verify, at the Supplier's premises, that
contract product conforms with specified requirements. The
Government has the right to inspect any and all of the work
included in the Purchase order at the Supplier's facility.
Supplier shall maintain
objective evidence of conformance to all requirements on file
for a minimum of seven (7) years or as specified by the Purchase
con-conformance is found, Supplier is required to disclose a
description and the extent of the non-conformance and include a
recommended corrective action, if applicable.
Suppliers shall flow down to
sub-tier suppliers applicable requirements in the purchasing
documents, including key characteristics.
Corrective Action Requests
When a quality problem is
encountered with items from Supplier, Snowline may request
written Corrective Action Request response from Supplier. Such
requests require a timely response (per Corrective Action
Requirements). Replies or requests for extension of due dates
shall be directed to Snowline Quality Department.
Quality Note-1 Supplier Certificate of Conformance:
In addition to meeting the general Scope requirements,
Supplier shall furnish a legible Certificate of Conformance
(COC) with a statement attesting that the product complies with
drawings and/or specifications imposed by the Purchase Order or
contract. The COC shall state that "substantiation evidence is
on file and available on request."
In addition, the COC
must specify the following:
• Part Number and Revision Level
• Serial Number (if applicable)
Purchase Order Number and Line Item
The COC shall be
attached to the Packing Slip, and shall accompany each shipment.
Articles will not be received into Snowline's system, and
payment cannot be provided to Supplier unless a COC is provided.
Quality Note-2 Source Inspection: Items
specified on the face of this Purchase Order require inspection
by Snowline Quality Assurance and/or Government representative/s
prior to packaging and shipment from the manufacturing facility.
Notification of materials pending completion and availability
for source inspection will be made not less than seventy-two
(72) hours in advance to Snowline.
The selection of
materials for source inspection may be random sampling by
Snowline representative or 100% of the lot, at representative's
discretion. Supplier shall provide all necessary facilities,
equipment, documentation and personnel required to perform this
inspection at no additional cost to Snowline. Records of
processing, process control, conformance verification, and other
evidence of quality system operation may be required.
Objective evidence of Snowline or government source inspection
must accompany each shipment of material. When the requirements
of Quality Note-2 are waived, it shall be at Snowline's
discretion and written authorization of such waiver must
accompany each shipment. Acceptance of material shall be
accomplished at Snowline's facility unless otherwise specified
in writing. Evidence of inspection at Supplier's facility does
not constitute acceptance, and transfer of ownership of the
material shall be specified by the Purchase Order.
Quality Note-3 Special Processes or Processing:
Special Processes or Processing, which may be, but not limited
to; welding, brazing, heat treating, metal forming, surface
preparation, film or plating applications, non-destructive
testing, approval of processing equipment, procedures of
personnel, must be performed by NADCAP approved sources, Or be
approved by Snowline, prior to initiation of any task required
in the completion of this Purchase Order.
responsible for obtaining such approvals for his and all his
supplier's processes as required by this Quality Note and the
Purchase Order. The COC must specify the processes, the
specification and revision to which they conform, the name of
the agency which performed them (if other than the Supplier) and
contain the name and title of the authorized representative
signing the form. When Items provided or treated by Supplier are
serialized, the Serial Number shall appear on the COC.
Quality Note-4 Test Reports: When required by
this Purchase Order, Supplier will provide various reports with
each shipment. These reports shall be identifiable to the
materials submitted and shall contain objective evidence of
conformance with the specifications imposed by this Purchase
Order. The reports shall include the name, title, and signature
of Supplier's Authorized Representative.
Note-4 A Chemical and Physical Test(s): These
reports must contain the Specification, Lot, Roll, Batch, or
Serial Numbers applicable to the material submitted. They shall
also delineate the specific requirement(s), test methods and
Quality Note-4B Dimensional
Inspection Report Attributes: These reports must
contain the date and results of the dimensional measurement(s)
of the material or items submitted. The report shall state the
Part Number, description of the dimension and the attribute
results of the measurement in a format acceptable to Snowline.
Supplier shall maintain evidence of the inspections performed
which may include a list of the tool(s) or equipment used to
obtain the measurement and their calibration dates and status.
Quality Note-4C Characteristics of Inspection
Reports FAI: These reports must contain the date and
actual measurement results of the measurements of the
characteristics of the items submitted. The reports must state
the Part and Revision Number, Serial or identification number(s)
and description of the requirement and actual results of the
measurement. Supplier shall maintain evidence of the inspections
performed which will include a list of the tools or jigs used to
obtain the results, and their calibration dates and status.
Reports requested for First Article Inspection shall comply with
requirements and format of AS9102.
Note-4D Test Specimens: When required, test specimens
must be provided by supplier (e.g. production method, number,
storage conditions) for design approval, inspection,
investigation or auditing.)
Quality Note-4E Counterfeit Parts Prevention and Control Plan:
Suppliers shall ensure through their processes and/or a formal program against the receipt of counterfeit parts/materials into their inventory, against their use in manufacturing, and against their being sold to other suppliers. Suppliers processes and/or formal program shall be similar to, and meet the intent of SAE AS6174, Counterfeit Material; Assuring Acquisition of Authentic and Conforming Material and/or AS5553, Counterfeit Electronic Parts; Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition.
Counterfeit work - (a) For the purposes of this clause WORK consists of those parts delivered under this purchase order that are the lowest level of separately identifiable items (e.g., articles, components, goods, and assemblies). "Counterfeit Work" means Work that is or contains items misrepresented as having been designed and/or produced under an approved system or other acceptable method. The term also includes approved Work that has reached a design life limit or has been damaged beyond possible repair, but is altered and misrepresented as acceptable. (b) Supplier shall not deliver Counterfeit Work under this purchase order. (c) Supplier shall only purchase products to be delivered or incorporated as Work directly from the Original Component Manufacturer (OCM)/Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), or through an OCM/OEM authorized distributor chain. Work shall not be acquired from independent distributors or brokers unless approved in advance in writing.
(d) Supplier shall immediately notify the Company with the pertinent facts if supplier becomes aware of suspects that it has furnished Counterfeit Work. When requested, supplier shall provide OCM/OEM documentation that authenticates traceability of the affected items to the applicable OCM/OEM. (e) This clause applies in addition to any quality provision, specification, statement of work or other provision included in this purchase order addressing the authenticity of Work. To the extent such provisions conflict with this clause, this clause prevails. (f) Supplier shall include paragraphs (a) through (e) and this paragraph (f) of this clause or equivalent provisions in lower tier subcontracts for the delivery of items that will be included in or furnished as work to the Company.
Knowingly supplying material deemed or suspected as counterfeit will be considered unethical business practice and would result in a supplier investigation, reporting and possible removal from Snowline Engineering/ Snowline Aerospace approval suppliers listing.
Approved Material Sources: Material purchases made in
support of end-item requirements of this Purchase Order must be
made from Snowline approved material sources. Contact Snowline's
Purchasing Department or Quality Department for written approval
prior to contract award.
Quality Note-5B Snowline
Approved Process Sources: Subcontracted processing of
end-item deliverable parts or material must be made from
Snowline approved processing sources. Contact Snowline's
Purchasing Department or Quality Department for written approval
prior to contract award.
Other Special Provisions
DISPOSITION OF NONCONFORMING
Disposition (MRB) of material that is found
to deviate from the Purchase Order requirements is allowed only
under the following conditions:
1. Remove and replace
nonconforming parts. or
2. Rework to eliminate
nonconformance. (to original blueprint requirements.)
"Use as is" (UAI) or "Repair" dispositions are allowed without
written authorization from Snowline. Contact Snowline's Quality
Department for instructions.