The supplier shall provide the supplies subject to all reasonably applicable quality standards and to those set out as a special condition and/or in the specification and/or in the purchaser’s quality approval/authority issued to the supplier.
Access for Audit and Source Inspection
Upon the purchaser providing reasonable notice, the supplier shall (and procure that its agents and sub-contractors shall) allow the purchaser and persons authorised by the purchaser (which may include the purchaser’s customer) access to the supplier’s premises (and those of its agents and sub-contractors) as are being used to carry out work on the supplies in order to inspect and audit the facilities, processes and procedures used in manufacturing the Supplies.
Items being supplied may also be subject to inspection / test acceptance at the suppliers premises prior to delivery. Not less than 7 days’ notice of availability is required in writing. Applicable process documentation, test and inspection records and certificates shall be provided at the time of the visit.
Cam Lock Ltd Supplier Evaluation, Approval and Monitoring Process
Cam Lock Ltd reserves the right to carry out supplier Quality Management Systems Surveys and Audits, or process Audits, at any time subject to reasonable notice being given.
A Quality Survey is required to be completed prior to initial supplier approval by Cam Lock Ltd, and subsequently every three years.
Evidence of certification to QMS standards such as ISO 9001 shall be provided on request. Suppliers without a formal QMS certification may be subject to on-site QMS audit. Note: Suppliers with QMS certificates issued by organisations that are not accredited by UKAS or other national accreditation bodies are considered to be uncertified.
Suppliers of parts with Special Characteristics identified shall be required to submit Control Plans for approval prior to commencing production. Control Charts and process capability data shall be provided to Cam Lock at a mutually agreed time early on in the production phase. Cam Lock may request to perform a Process Audit to coincide with availability of the capability data. A part / supplier risk assessment is performed by Cam Lock Ltd on some products. Suppliers producing high risk items may be requested to deploy Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) tools per PDS 0.8 Production Part Approval Process, and may be subject to on-site process audit and assessment.
An evaluation of Quality and Delivery performance shall be issued by Cam Lock Ltd on an annual basis. Suppliers may be selected for more frequent and focussed activity, requiring site visits, monthly evaluation and performance improvement action.
Return of Parts
Failure of parts supplied to comply with the drawings and specifications defined on purchase order, or the documentation requirements stated in section 4.3, will result in the goods being returned and a Supplier Corrective Action Request (SCAR) form issued Suppliers shall complete the form indicating containment actions, root cause analysis, corrective and preventive actions.
An initial response detailing immediate containment action is required within 2 days of receiving notification of failure, this may be before parts are received for verification. The SCAR shall be completed and returned to Cam Lock Ltd within 30 days of issue. The form should be submitted electronically to the e-mail address Quality@camlockuk.com and copied to the buyer named on the purchase order.
A complete work package related to Cam Lock Ltd purchase orders shall not be sub-contracted without the written approval of Cam Lock Ltd. Processes and operations may be sub-contracted as required. Written notification of change of source for such processes shall be provided to Cam Lock prior to commencement of any work. It is the responsibility of the Cam Lock contracted supplier to provide an FAIR (i.a.w section4.3.5) for any sub-contracted work. Cam Lock reserves the right to reject, or delay any such changes in the interest of maintaining the qualified product status of its finished goods.
4.1.6 Cam Lock Ltd Property
All free issues of materials, parts, tooling and drawings etc., provided to suppliers in support of purchase orders, shall at all times remain the property of Cam Lock Ltd. They must be segregated and stored in suitable conditions. Losses or damage sustained to Cam Lock Ltd property may require financial re-imbursement.
Drawings shall be provided to the supplier using the Cam Lock Ltd QF182B Notification of Engineering Change form. Such drawings will be classed as uncontrolled. It is the responsibility of the Supplier to ensure that they are using the correct issue of documentation in accordance with the contract / purchase order requirements. The drawings shall be stored and controlled to ensure the security of any proprietary data and to ensure the correct revision is available to persons performing the work. It is the supplier’s responsibility to ensure that drawings used match the part revision noted on Purchase Orders.