During the performance of this Order, the Buyer reserves the right to review; verify and/or analyze the Supplier’s Quality and/or Inspection System and Manufacturing processes at the Supplier’s facilities. The Buyer’s representative must notify the Supplier forty-eight (48) hours in advance of the intended review start date and duration. Buyer’s inspection/acceptance of product prior to shipment is not required unless otherwise specified in this Order.
Supplier must obtain buyers written approval for nonconforming product disposition.
Where the Supplier utilizes sample inspection plans or other statistical techniques, these must be statistically valid. If the sample contains rejected items, the Supplier must, for the rejected feature or parameter, use a documented method, such as 100% screening to assure the buyer that zero rejects are present.
When requested by SAAZ Micro or its customers, Supplier will provide test specimens for inspection/verification, investigation and/or auditing purposes.
When design and development activities are applicable to the product/services provided by Supplier, the Supplier agrees to maintain adequate design and development control including proper review, validation, and verification activities. Supplier also agrees to control design changes and maintain records as appropriate.
The Supplier must maintain records regarding Buyer’s purchase order, specifications, drawings, process requirements, inspection/verification instructions and other relevant technical data. Records must be maintained by the Supplier for a minimum of 10 years or as specified by the Buyer after which the Supplier agrees to either return or destroy related records.
The Supplier agrees to permit access to the Supplier’s facility for surveying/auditing, if needed. The survey/audits may include personnel from the Buyer, Buyer’s representatives, Buyer’s customer representative, and/or regulatory authorities. The supplier must provide access to all records applicable to Buyer’s product or orders.
Supplier must detect and prevent the use of counterfeit, suspect counterfeit, unapproved, or suspect unapproved parts.
Unless otherwise specified, seller agrees to adhere to meeting or exceeding 90% on-time delivery of product and 90% product quality ratings.
Supplier must notify the buyer of any major nonconforming product or sub-component of the product verbally and in writing as soon as nonconformance is detected. Major nonconformance means the product or a sub-component of the product will not meet a specification.
Neither surveillance, inspection and/or tests made by the Buyer or Buyer’s representatives at either the Supplier’s or Buyer’s facility, nor the Supplier’s compliance with all applicable product assurance requirements relieve the Supplier of the responsibility to furnish items which conform to the requirements of the purchase order.
The Supplier and any of its subcontractors performing special processes, that are non-standard according to their approved process flow, must submit a certification listing the specification designation/number and that the special process was performed in accordance with such specification.
The Supplier must use special packaging as required on this order, or when not specified, Supplier may use specially designed shipping containers and/or good commercial practices as deemed necessary to prevent shipping damage. As a minimum, the label must contain the following information: Part number and date of manufacture and Buyer’s Order Number.
In response to Buyer-initiated corrective action requests, Supplier must advise Buyer of root cause determination, corrective action taken to prevent recurrence of reported problems and/or discrepancies, and effective dates of the planned corrective action(s). Supplier must maintain a corrective action system that determines the effectiveness of such corrective actions, and that prevents shipment of nonconforming articles without prior approval from Buyer.
The Supplier must perform a First Article Inspection (FAI) of one item from the first production lot, or as required by the Buyer. The FAI must consist of recorded actual drawing, specification values, and/or requirements (dimensional, test data, processes, drawing notes, etc.) and may be documented on the drawing or on a separate report form. The first article item must be clearly identified by an external identification marking, and a copy of the FAI must accompany the First Article part. The Buyer reserves the right to verify any or all of the characteristics documented on the FAI report at the Supplier’s facility.
Source Inspection may be conducted by the Buyer at the Supplier’s facilities or where designated in the Order prior to shipment. Inspection/test and/or in-process inspection/test of the articles specified in the Order must be performed by the Supplier and may be witnessed by the Buyer’s Quality Representative. Prior to fabrication start, the Supplier and the Buyer must determine the process steps at which Source Inspection must be conducted. The Supplier must notify the Buyer of the scheduled inspection/test five (5) days in advance. The method of product release must be a stamp or signature by the Buyer’s Quality Representative on the Supplier’s shipping or inspection documents.
When noted on the Purchase Order, the Supplier must submit certifications for raw material (chemical and physical characteristics) and/or processes (stating specification) used in the manufacturing of the item(s). If outside processing is performed; a certification from subcontractor is to be provided. Note: when specified on the Purchase Order, raw material such as titanium, aluminum, etc. must have the appropriate heat lot/identification coupon identified on each piece for heat lot traceability.
The Supplier must furnish a Certificate of Conformance either by email or with each delivery attesting that each item of hardware and/or software conforms to all requirements of the Buyer’s specification and Buyer’s purchase order. In addition, it should certify that all required tests and inspections have been performed.