Critical Supplier Terms and Conditions
By accepting a Coastal Mechanics Company (CMC) purchase order (PO), Critical Suppliers agree to: provide, test, and inspect products or services in accordance with the PO, relevant technical data, and agreed upon approval process;
- Perform work using competent personnel possessing any required qualification; communicate via avenues identified on the PO;
- Implement a quality management system;
- Notify CMC of nonconforming processes, product, or services, obtain CMC approval for nonconforming product disposition;
- Notify CMC of changes to processes, products, or services, including changes of their external providers or location of manufacture, and, where required, obtain CMC approval;
- Take actions appropriate to the organization and the product to prevent counterfeit or suspect counterfeit parts use and inclusion in products delivered to the customer;
- Ensure personnel are aware of their contributions to product or service conformity, product safety and the importance of ethical behavior;
- Ensure appropriate Electrostatic Discharge prevention procedures and equipment are used for electronic items;
- Establish and maintain systems and procedures necessary to provide a definitive program of foreign object debris/control (FOD);
- CMC, their customer, and regulatory authorities have right of access to the applicable areas of facilities and to applicable documented information, at any level of the supply chain.
For Supplier Management; coordinate approval of external providers with CMC; flow down to the external providers the applicable requirements (including customer requirements) and the need to retain documented information a minimum of 4 years unless specified otherwise by contract; apply the appropriate controls to direct and sub-tier external providers and if requested provide evidence of these applied controls.
For manufactured products; Changes to design and development technical data are not allowed without written approved exceptions from (CMC) Engineering and a PO revision,
- Notify CMC of your product final inspection date to coordinate possible witness of inspection,
- Provide test specimens (first articles) as stated in the PO
- Calibrate all measurement equipment against or traceable to international or national measurement standards,
Provide a Manufacturer’s Certificate of Conformance that includes, at a minimum:
- Manufacturer name and address
- Manufacturer and/or Customer’s part number and dash number
- Batch identification for the item(s) such as date codes, lot codes, serializations, or other batch identifications
- CMC Purchase Order Number
- Signature or stamp with the title of the organization’s authorized personnel signing the certificate
Provide Material, Process and Services certificates; to include all material properties and classification including as appropriate, but not limited to: raw material test reports, chemical composition, industry grade of material, NADCAP, heat treating, hardness testing, plating, coating, and inspection/measurement/acceptance test results.
Product acceptance at (CMC) is determined by ASQ H1331 Table 1a Zero based sampling plan, 100% inspection, or as required by the customer. CMC Supplier Control and Monitoring is described in Form 740.4 Supplier Performance Scorecard.