If required by R & B Plastic’s customer, the supplier shall establish and maintain an effective Quality System in compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001, AS9100, NADCAP, etc. The supplier’s Quality System is subject to On-Site or Off-Site audit, verification, approval and/or disapproval by R & B Plastic’s representatives. Supplier must notify R & B Plastics within 10 days of the loss of expiration of any certifications.
Q2 MRB AUTHORITY
Material review board authority is not authorized on this purchase order.
Q3 APPROVAL & CHANGES
Supplier is not authorized to approve changes in product or process on this purchase order.
Q4 RAW MATERIALS
Raw materials used on this purchase order shall be accompanied with original mill certifications, chemical and/or physical test results. The supplier shall certify the specific requirements (ie: AMS Spec) defined on the purchase order.
Q5 LOT CONTROL/TRACEABILITY
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 (ie: Lot #, Date code) per PO requirements. This identification data shall be recorded and traceable to related suppliers records.
Q6 SUPPLIER QUALITY RECORDS
The supplier shall maintain suitable records (inspection reports, test reports, material certifications, PO requirements, etc) 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 of seven (7) years from the date of the final manufacture or as stated otherwise in the PO.
Q7 SUBMISSION OF NONCONFORMING PRODUCT
Nonconforming product returned to supplier by R & B Plastics, and subsequently resubmitted to R & B Plastics shall bear adequate identification of such nonconformance. Identification may be on the previously non-conforming articles, materials, or applicable supplier’s records. The supplier shall provide evidence that the root cause of the nonconformance was corrected and that actions were taken to prevent reccurence.
Q8 SUPPLIER NOTIFICATION OF NONCONFORMING PRODUCT DELIVERED
When the supplier has determined that nonconforming product(s) have been delivered to R & B Plastics, the supplier shall notify the buyer 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, R & B Plastic’s PO number, part number and description, affected quantity and serial numbers (if applicable), packing slip numbers and a brief description of the nonconforming condition.
Q9 ACCESS TO SUPPLIER’S FACILITIES
During contract performance, the supplier shall grant reasonable access to the supplier’s facilities to the representatives of R & B Plastics, R & B Plastic’s customers, US government and/or regulatory agencies for the purpose of evaluating 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.
Q10 FIRST ARTICLE INSPECTION REPORT
When specified on the purchase order, supplier shall perform a First Article Inspection on all new product, drawing revision changes, or process changes and shall forward one (1) copy of the First Article Inspection Report to the buyer.
Q11 CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMANCE
Included with each shipment to R & B Plastics shall be a Certificate of Conformance signed by the supplier’s Quality Representative indicating as a minimum of the process description, process number, name and address of the supplier, the purchase order and part number/revision.
Q12 MATERIAL TRACEABILITY
Material used on this Purchase Order must be positively identified to maintain traceability to original manufacturer’s Heat, Lot or Batch number according to original mill certifications and/or test results. Traceability must be maintained throughout the manufacturing process and completed product.
Q13 CONTROL OF SUB-TIER SOURCES
The supplier is responsible for meeting all PO/Contract specified technical and quality requirements, whether the supplier performs the work or it 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 R & B Plastics, the supplier shall flow-down to sub-tier sources all of the applicable technical and quality requirements of the original R & B Plastics PO/Contract.
Q14 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.
Q15 DELEGATED AUTHORITY OF INSPECTION FOR RAW MATERIAL
Where applicable, R & B Plastics authorizes and requires the supplier to perform receiving inspection on all raw material purchased by R & B Plastics and delivered by another supplier. Original shipping and certification documents must be included with shipments made by supplier.