Purchase Order Quality Requirements
Q1 - INSPECTION AND TEST SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
The supplier shall establish and maintain an Inspection and Test System in compliance with the requirements of AS9100 or equivalent quality standards. The supplier Inspection and Test System is subject to audit, verification and approval and/or disapproval by 5th Axis designated representatives.
Q2 - MRB AUTHORITY
Material review board authority is not authorized on this purchase order.
Q3 - APPROVAL & CHANGES
The supplier shall notify the buyer of any proposed changes in the design, fabrication methods, changes in material supplier (utilized in 5th Axis product), manufacturing/processing location, or processes previously approved by the buyer and/or the buyer's customer, and obtain written approval of the changes from the buyer and/or the buyer's customer. Changed articles shall be clearly identified and in a different manner from the previous articles. When the buyer procures a proprietary item, the supplier shall notify the buyer of changes.
Q4 - RAW MATERIALS
Raw materials shall be accompanied with certifications, chemical and/or
physical test results. The supplier shall certify the specific requirements
defined on the face of the purchase order.
Q5 - IDENTIFICATION & DATA RETRIEVAL
Where and to the extent that traceability is a specific requirement, the
supplier shall apply a unique identification to the individual product,
material or batch. This identification data shall be recorded on and
traceable to related suppliers records (see supplier quality records)
Q6 - SUPPLIER QUALITY RECORDS
The supplier shall maintain suitable inspection and test records to serve as
evidence of conformance with specified requirements. Such records shall be
legible and traceable to the product involved. These records shall be
maintained for a minimum period of seven (7) years from the date of final
manufacture or as stated otherwise in the contract.
Q7 - SUBMISSION & RESUBMISSION OF NONCONFORMING ARTICLES OR
Do not send nonconforming products or materials to 5th Axis without prior
Nonconforming articles and/or materials returned by the buyer and
subsequently resubmitted by the supplier shall bear adequate identification
of such nonconformance, on the articles, materials, or applicable supplier's
records. The supplier shall provide evidence that the cause of the
nonconformance was corrected and that actions were taken to preclude and
Q8 - ACCESS TO SUPPLIER'S FACILITIES
During contract performance, the supplier shall grant reasonable access to
all the supplier's facilities to representatives of 5th Axis, 5th Axis'
customers, US government and/or regulatory agencies for the purpose of
evaluation supplier's conformance to all PO/Contract requirements. When
applicable, the access requirement shall be flowed-down by the supplier to
the supplier's sub-tier sources.
Q9 - FIRST ARTICLE
Supplier shall perform a first article inspection in accordance with the
requirements set forth. Supplier shall forward one (1) copy of the first
article inspection report to the buyer.
Q10 - CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMANCE
Supplier shall provide evidence that the processes requested in this
purchase order were performed by approved sources. The supplier shall
maintain such evidence on file. Included with each shipment to the buyer
shall be a certificate of conformance indicating as a minimum the process
description, process number, name and address of the process supplier, the
purchase order and part number.
Q11 - MATERIAL TRACEABILITY
Identification of each piece of material and each report is required by
specification to provide traceability to heat lot or batch number
Q12 - GRAIN DIRECTION IDENTIFICATION REQUIRED
Q13 - CONTROL OF SUB-TIER SOURCES
The supplier, as the recipient of the PO or Contract, is responsible for
meeting all PO/Contract specified technical and quality requirements,
whether the supplier performs, the work or the work is performed by the
supplier's sub-tier sources. When the supplier uses sub-tier sources to
perform work on products and/or services scheduled for delivery to 5th Axis,
the supplier shall include (flow-down) on Purchase Orders of Contracts, to
his sub-tier sources, all of the applicable technical and quality
requirements of the 5th Axis P.O. or Contract, including, when applicable
the requirement to document and control "key characteristics" and/or "key
processes", and to furnish certifications and test reports required by the
applicable P.O. Quality requirements.
Q14 - SUPPLIER NOTIFICATION OF NONCONFORMING PRODUCTS DELIVERED TO
When the supplier has determined that the nonconforming product(s) have been
delivered to 5th Axis, the supplier shall notify 5th Axis within twenty-four
(24) hours of the initial discovery. The supplier shall use receipt
acknowledgement e-mail or other positive notification method. The
notification shall include the supplier name, 5th Axis PO/Contract number,
part number and description, affected quantity and serial numbers (if
known), dates delivered (if known), brief description of the nonconforming
Q15 - REQUIREMENTS FOR QUALIFICATION OF PERSONNEL
Where applicable, only qualified/certified personnel shall be used based on
process specification requirements (NDT, etc). Records shall be maintained
of the personnel qualifications/certifications.
Q16 - DELEGATED AUTHORITY OF INSPECTION FOR RAW MATERIAL
Where applicable, 5th Axis authorizes the supplier to perform receiving
inspection on all raw materials, purchased by 5th Axis, which was shipped
directly to the supplier from another 5th Axis supplier. When the order is
complete, the supplier shall ship the original pack slip and material
certification to 5th Axis with the order.
Q17 - CONTROL OF ITAR REQUIREMENT
The supplier shall hereby acknowledge that any information exchanged between
5th Axis and the supplier may include documents which contain technical
data, export of which is restricted by the INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC IN ARMS
REGULATIONS (ITAR). Disclosure to foreign persons without prior U.S.
Government approval is prohibited. Violations of these Export Laws and
Regulations are subject to severe Civil and Criminal penalties.
Q18 - HARDWARE/COUNTERFEIT PREVENTION PROGRAM
Distributors or brokers that supply non-electrical standard parts
(Hardware), like fasteners, nuts, washers, springs, o-rings, inserts, and
pins, must be shipped in a sealed OCM (Original Component Manufacturer)
container, which contains the name of the OCM, Part Name/Number, and a
Heat/Lot/Control Number at a minimum. If that is unavailable, the original
OCM Certification must be included with the shipment.