FERRO-CERAMIC GRINDING INC. QUALITY NOTES as of 10/22/20
SQN1 – Quality System Approval – The supplier shall, as a minimum, maintain a Quality System compliant to AS9100 or ISO9001. If accredited and registered to either standard a copy of the registration shall be sent to Ferro-Ceramic Grinding, Inc.’s quality Manager. If not accredited and registered, the supplier will be subject to a quality audit (questionnaire and or an on-site audit).
SQN2 – Record Retention – Supplier shall retain records pertaining to any and all Ferro-Ceramic Grinding, Inc. product for a minimum of ten (10) years. Required retention time beyond ten (10) years will be noted on purchase orders.
SQN3 – Traceability – The supplier shall provide a certificate of compliance with Ferro-Ceramic Grinding, Inc. purchase order clearly noted on each shipment. Suppliers must ensure that all certifications for parts are traceable.
SQN4 – First Article Inspection – Documented first article requirements will be listed on the purchase order and require an AS9102 when specified as a line item. All dimensions must be listed on the report when done. Any new product that is produced should go through a first article inspection even if it’s not listed on the PO for product approval.
SQN5 – Source Inspection – Ferro-Ceramic Grinding, Inc. reserves the right to perform source inspection. If source inspection is needed it will be specified on the products line item. The inspection will be conducted at the supplier’s facilities and shall be requested and accomplished prior to shipment. When an item on a purchase order is ready for inspection, notify Ferro-Ceramic Grinding, Inc. Quality Manager so that coverage can be arranged. Drawings, specifications, and other pertinent data shall be available to Ferro-Ceramic Grinding, Inc. representative at the time of inspection.
SQN6 – Notification of Changes – Changes are not authorized without approval from Ferro-Ceramic Grinding, Inc. management. The supplier shall notify Ferro-Ceramic Grinding, Inc. when changes occur that have the potential to affect fit, form, or function of the part, material, equipment relocation change of address/location, ownership, supplier company name or CAGE code change, drawing or specification conflict, or supplier process change.
SQN7 – Foreign Object Debris (FOD) – Supplier shall establish, document, and maintain a program to control and eliminate foreign object debris (FOD) and/or contamination during the supplier’s (or supplier’s sub tiers) manufacturing, assembly, test, and inspection operations.
SQN8 ‑ Hazardous Material ‑ Supplier shall furnish a label on product indicating hazardous material and type (i.e., cadmium, lead, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)), or any chemical known to cause cancer.
SQN9 – Counterfeit Prevention ‑ Supplier shall establish and maintain a counterfeit parts prevention/avoidance and control plan. The process shall be to prevent and control delivery of counterfeit parts.
SQN10 ‑ ITAR Requirement ‑ Documents and data supplied by Ferro‑Ceramic Grinding, Inc. may contain technical data with the definition of the International Traffic and Arms Regulations (ITAR) and is subject to the export laws of the United States of America government. Transfer of this data by any means to a foreign person or foreign entity, whether in the United States of America or abroad, without an export license, ITAR exemption, or other approval from the United States Department of State is prohibited.
SQN11 – RoHS Requirement – The supplier/subcontractor certifies that materials supplied are free
From the following banned substances under the restriction of hazardous substances (RoHs);
- Lead (Pb): < 1000 ppm
- Mercury (Hg): < 100 ppm
- Cadmium (Cd): < 100 ppm
- Hexavalent Chromium: (Cr VI) < 1000 ppm
- Polybrominated Biphenyls (PBB): < 1000 ppm
- Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDE): < 1000 ppm
- Bis(2-Ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP): < 1000 ppm
- Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP): < 1000 ppm
- Dibutyl phthalate (DBP): < 1000 ppm
- Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP): < 1000 ppm
SQN12 – Nonconformance and Corrective Action System Non-conforming product will not be accepted without approval. If supplier determines product to be non-conforming, they must notify Ferro Ceramic in writing. If required, Ferro Ceramic shall flow down documents to customers/end users as we cannot disposition material to be used as is. Supplier shall have a system in place for actions taken to correct a nonconformity and be able to prevent discrepancy from recurring
SQN13 – Submit Test/Inspection Data – Supplier shall provide Ferro-Ceramic Grinding, Inc. objective, written evidence of conformance to purchase order requirements with each shipment when required.
- The format of submitted data is not critical but shall contain, at a minimum, the following;
- Seller’s name and address
- Purchase order number
- Ferro-Ceramic Grinding, Inc. part number
- Drawing/specification revision level
- Number of items in lot
- Number of items inspected
- Acceptable quality level (AQL) used
- Supplier shall submit either attributes data or variables data, as requested by Ferro-Ceramic Grinding, Inc.
- Data sheets and/or test reports shall bear evidence of acceptance by supplier’s signature or stamp and date signed.
SQN14 ‑ Flow‑Down Requirements to Sub‑suppliers ‑ Suppliers will flow down all applicable requirements of the purchase order to their suppliers to ensure conformance with all specifications, drawings, and other quality system requirements, regulations, and other requirements specified in the purchase order.
SQN15 ‑ Right to Audit ‑ Ferro‑Ceramic Grinding, Inc. reserves the right to perform manufacturing and/or test process verification and quality system surveys at the suppliers facilities. Process audit/survey activities may include, but are not limited to the following;
1. Verification that all requirements of parts or materials are in conformance with the specification and purchase order requirements;
2. Evaluation of all production flow documentation
3. Evaluation of test programs utilized for part acceptance.
SQN16 – Delivery shipments ‑ Partial deliveries are not allowed unless authorized by Ferro‑Ceramic Grinding, Inc. Parts shipped to FCG are to be in compliance with the number noted on purchase order. Therefore, the over shipment of parts are not allowed unless authorized by Ferro‑Ceramic Grinding, Inc.
SQN17 ‑ Latest Revision Requirement ‑ Ferro‑Ceramic Grinding, Inc. suppliers will perform work to the latest revision of the drawing specifications and/or requirements as provided by Ferro‑Ceramic Grinding, Inc.