The following Supplier Quality Requirements will apply unless otherwise agreed.
Certificate of Conformity
When stated on the Purchase Order:A signed Certificate of Conformity shall accompany each shipment and contain the following information: Supplier name, Purchase Order Number, Part Number, Revision, Quantity, Special Processes, Date, Authorized Signature, Title and Statement Certifying Product Compliance and Traceability as applicable.
The Supplier shall maintain an effective Quality Management System in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001, AS9100 or equivalent that provides a means of ensuring that products conform to specified requirements.
Right of Access
Right of access of Sierra Circuits authorized representatives, their Customer and Regulatory Authorities to the applicable areas of all facilities, at any level of the supply chain, involved in the order and to all applicable records.
Control of Quality Records
Where applicable, records related to the manufacture and/or process operations, including Inspection and Test are to be retained by the Supplier and made available on request for verification by Sierra Circuits, our Customer and Regulatory Authorities. Unless otherwise specified the period of retention shall be for a minimum of ten years.
The Supplier shall obtain written approval from Sierra Circuits prior to the supply of any Non-conforming material. The Supplier shall obtain Sierra Circuits approval for non-conforming product disposition. The Supplier shall notify Sierra Circuits of any Non-conforming material or products discovered after delivery so that appropriate corrective action can be taken.
Counterfeit Component Prevention
The Supplier shall have a process to ensure counterfeit components are not supplied to Sierra Circuits.
Control of Special Processes
The Supplier and any Sub-Tier Suppliers used shall be Sierra Circuits and/or Customer approved for any process considered to be a Special Process.
Changes in Product / Process Definition / Circumstances
The Supplier shall notify Sierra Circuits of changes in Product and/or Process, changes of suppliers, changes of manufacturing location and where required obtain Sierra Circuits approval. The Supplier shall inform Sierra Circuits of changes to its Certification, Registration and Accreditation status and any other changes that may affect Quality such as change of ownership.
When the Supplier sub-contracts a process or requirement to a Sub-tier Supplier the applicable requirements must be flowed down to that supplier. Approval of a Sub-tier Supplier by Sierra Circuits does not relieve the Supplier of the responsibility for assuring that work performed or products supplied by the Sub-tier Supplier are in accordance with specification requirements.
First Article Inspection
When agreed, the Supplier shall provide Sierra Circuits with a First Article Inspection Report (FAIR). This is required for the first batch produced from a new or modified drawing, after a change in the manufacturing process, or as directed by Sierra Circuits. A First Article Inspection is a representative sample from the batch and shall be 100% inspected for conformance to requirements.
Sierra Circuits will monitor supplier performance based on On Time Delivery and product Quality.
Special Requirements, Critical Items or Key Characteristics
Sierra Circuits will identify, either within the Purchase Order or accompanying documentation any special requirements, critical items or key characteristics that need to be controlled and agree methods of doing so when applicable.
The main point of contact for queries regarding the order is the Buyer identified on the Purchase Order who will redirect queries as necessary.
Supplier’s Employee Contribution to Product
The supplier should communicate to their employees their contribution to:
- Product or Service Conformity.
- Product Safety.
- The importance of Ethical Behavior (Please refer to Supplier Code of Conduct-QAS-006-05).