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Quality/Environmental Manual ......... 4 Documentation Requirements .......... 93 Control of Documents ...................... 96 Control of Records ......................... 100 Management Review ...................... 103 Competence Awareness & Training 111 Control of Nonconforming Product . 116 Corrective and Preventive Action .... 120 Work Instructions ......................... 124 Work Instructions ......................... 127 Management Review FC-MR-5.6 .... 131

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The Company has based the Quality Environmental Management System described in this manual to demonstrate our capability (see Section 5) to provide products and services that meet customer and applicable regulatory requirements. Scope General The Company is a design-responsible supplier of (name your product here). to smooth the progress of continual improvement by emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste: y International Automotive Task Force (IATF) Guidance to ISO 9001 and all related documents Page: 4 Page: 133 .QUALITY/ENVIRONMENTAL MANUAL SOP 4. Our products (name your market here) and therefore the quality and environmental management system adhere to the current ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 14001 standards. and to operate with increased effectiveness and efficiency with the overall aim of enhancing customer satisfaction consistently. We developed Quality/Environmental Systems in accordance with the following four additional types of documents containing recommended automotive industry practices. and The Company·s quality and environmental policies.2. illustrations. and explanations. examples.2 1.

The Company·s· Quality and Environmental Policy are available upon request. safety. and employee awareness and effectiveness of employee motivation Recommendations for improvement and plans y Quality System Assessment Checklist to ISO 9001 and all related documents ISO/TS 16949 Automotive Certification SchemeRules for Achieving IATF Recognition and all related documents y y ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems Requirements and all related documents Customer-specific requirements and guidance documents y Company Background The Company. XXXX Where possible we integrated the quality system and the environmental management system to ensure that operations are cost effective and environmentally responsible. established in XXXX. process capability and cost y Overall product performance including an analysis of actual and potential field failures and their impacton on quality. on-the-job training. y Page: 132 Page: 5 . or the environment y Oerall product qualtiy including performance against customer spcified (or other) targets related to product quality Overall effectiveness of training completed including skills training. The Company currently supplies to the following manufacturers: y y XXXX. State.y Status reports on actions from previous Management Reveiws Identification of any stratigic or operations changes that could affect the System Identification of any policy issues requiring review Status reports on progress towards meeting specific improvement objectives: y Customer Satisfaction y Supplier Performance y Overall System effectiveness including evidence of repeat audit findings or other repeat problems y Overall operational effedciency including an evaluation of the cost of poor quality y Manufacturing process effectivness and efficiency including performance against customer specified (or other targets for productivity. zip. and the headquarters is located at XXX Some Street. City.

Application Our Quality/Environmental Systems comply with all applicable requirements contained in ISO/TS 16949:2002. Quality management systems ² Fundamentals and vocabulary ISO 9001:2000. Quality management systems ² Requirements ISO 9004:2000. The following table identifies the requirements not applicable to our organization and provides a brief narrative justifying their exclusion from the scope of our Quality/Environmental Systems: MANAGEMENT REVIEW FC-MR-5. which. constitute provisions of our Quality/Environmental Systems: y y y ISO 9000:2005. through reference in this manual. covers the design and provision of all company products. and encompasses all operations at both of our facilities. Reference Documents The following external documents contain provisions.6 Assess Overall System Effectiveness Monitor Objedctives and Operations Plan & Schedule Managament Review Meeting Significant Impact on System Exclusion Table Clause Exclusion Justification Analyze Results & Trends 2. Quality management systems ² Guidelines for performance improvements Issue Management Review Agenda Prepare Management Review Inputs Issue Management Rewview Minutes Review Inputs & Develop Outputs Action to improve Effectiveness of the System & its processes Monitor Implementation of Actions Resulting from Management Review Actionss to improve products Actions to provide nedded resources New or revised improment of objectives Assess Process for Effectiveness Page: 6 Page: 131 .

Revision History  Customer Specific Requirements: y ISO/TS 16949:2002. The SPC Reference Manual. Statistical Process Control (SPC) Note: 1. Advanced Product Quality Planning & Control Plan (APQP) FMEA-3. Production Part Approval Process (PPAP Fourth Edition) SPC-3. Potential Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA Third Edition) PPAP-4. Rework the part by manually punching the holes using correct size punch 3/16 for the two holes on each side of the release trunk slot and 5/16 for the remaining holes. DaimlerChrysler (Chrysler Group) Customer-Specific Requirements for Use with ISO/TS 16949:2002 y y y  Customer Reference Manuals: y y y y APQP-2.Rework Instructions: If the tool in the press does not punch the required holes in the S197 Deck Lid remove the part to designated rework area.ISO/TS 16949:2002 CSR-DC. General Motors Customer Specific Requirements . Second Edition. Quality management systems ² particular requirements for the application of ISO 9001:2000 for automotive production and relevant service part organizations CSR-Ford. has an improved flow and 2. Ford Motor Company CustomerSpecific Requirements for Use with ISO/TS 16949:2002 CSR-GM. Reinforces the need for a systemic approach to analysis of variation in data Page: 130 Page: 7 .

vocabulary. Management review meetings. The quality inspector performs part inspection and looks for (see boundary sample): y y y y y y Correct Color No Forming Flaws (I.y y 3. The quality inspector performs 1st piece inspection at beginning of shift (If needed follow SOP 8. and definitions given in ISO 9000 as supplemented by terms defined in ISO/TS 16949:2002. Addresses additional control chart methods and tools MSA-3. and understood throughout the organization. and definitions unique to our organization. Page: 8 14. include the Quality and Environmental policies and objectives for continuing suitability. Carpet Wrinkles) Clean Trim Edge ² No Fuzz Or Debris Hole Clean ² No Slugs Slots and additional cutouts are cut or punched clean. and records the information 10. vocabulary. Checklist to ISO/TS 16949:2002 TS-GS. Overall Appearance Good 3. The quality inspector records the findings (If needed follow SOP 8. and region and referenced throughout our Quality/Environmental Systems are contained in Appendix A. Excess Carpet. the operator has the material handler to remove the container and bring an empty one as needed 12. Quality System Assessment Checklist. 4.3 ² Nonconforming product). Terms and Definitions. industry. Terms and Definitions Our Quality/Environmental Systems uses the same internationally recognized terms. Acronyms.E.3 ² Nonconforming product) 15. When the container is full. The material handler puts a shipping label on container and moves the container to the inspection holding area 13. IATF Guidance to ISO/TS 16949:2002 9. The quality inspector also checks for container quantity and correct label Page: 129 . The operator then places the finished parts into a shipping container to packaging specifications 11. Quality Management System General Requirements Top Management is responsible to define the organization·s quality and environmental policy and ensure that it is documented. Section 3. terms.. customers. communicated. Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA) TS-QSA2.

The material handler: y Brings carpet to the press and helps the operator to load the carpet onto carpet feeder Provides shipping containers as required during the shift y Process: Our Quality/Environmental Systems is part of our overall management system. many of which contain or reference deployment flow charts depicting the process or procedure described in the narrative SOP. and related processes for providing products and services. The operator inspects the part to verify 15 holes. The operator then places the tenor frame central over the tool 4. and satisfies Quality/ Environmental Systems requirements of ISO9001/ 14001. including all SOPs and other key Quality/Environmental Systems documents. and y Interfaces between interrelated processes to ensure system effectiveness is achieved. The operator cycles the press by pressing the two black palm buttons simultaneously 5. The operator burnishes the part edges of extra fuzz (if necessary). and 3 additional cutouts are clean with no slugs or fabric strings or debris. Appendix A contains a List of Key Quality/ Environmental Systems Documents. and outputs to ensure 1. by defining and managing: y Process inputs. one slot. 8. or cutouts are not punched clean. Specific responsibilities for and the sequence and interaction of our key Quality/Environmental Systems processes are detailed in the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). The operator raises the carpet to the cutter and cuts the carpet just above the tenor frame 3. The operator uses pre-cut carpet and the operator attaches the tenor frame to the carpet 2. controls. We have adopted the process approach advocated by ISO 9000. the operator removes the parts and the left over material 6. which establishes documents and implements our quality policy. General requirements ² Supplemental We also recognize the significant role that subcontractors play in achieving desired results and recognize that we must ensure proper control over Page: 9 . The operator then places the waste material into the compactor 7. slots. When the press finishes its· cycle. follow Rework Instruction. If holes. Page: 128 desired results are achieved. which meet or exceed customer requirements.

and are managed in accordance with ISO and customer requirements. Quality/Environmental Management System processes.2 General Safety Notes PPE: y y y y Safety Glasses Kevlar Gloves Kevlar Sleeves Knife General Notes Setup includes: y y y y Press (See Setup Sheet) Check Fixture Burnishing Table Final Pack Container Material Needed: y Carpet ² Milliken -62 µ roll Stage Material for production: The team leader ensures that the proper tenor frames are available at the beginning of the shift and will check throughout the shift. Management reviews the identified and documented indicators for measurement and analysis to assure effectiveness and efficiency. through the Management Team. monitoring.2. including their sequence and interaction with other processes. is responsible to implement and maintain a quality and environmental management system. measuring. Outsourced processes are also depicted in our flowcharts.outsourced Quality/ Environmental Systems processes (Section 7). Documentation requirements General The Management. have been identified and documented in this Quality/ Environmental Manual. Page: 127 Page: 10 . procedures governing their management are described in documents referenced in applicable SOPs. and analysis of these processes is made available and actions necessary to achieve planned results and support continuous improvement. WORK INSTRUCTIONS WI-DL-6. The Management ensures that adequate resources and information necessary to support the operation. and continually improve its effectiveness.

perform. SOPs. We use SOPs and flow charts to document and define the key Quality/Environmental Systems processes. including the implementation and control of the Environmental Management System. Quality manual This manual is that part of our Quality/Environmental Systems defines the scope of our Quality/Environmental Systems and documents the policy. Pack and label Revision History Each Department Manager is responsible for evaluating and adjusting resource requirements to efficiently execute assignments and accomplish goals defined in the business plan. or verify work affecting product quality. and other internal and external documents and data needed to manage. the operator calls the material handler to remove the container and bring an empty one 12. Part inspection 14. We also issue and control work instructions. Quality/Environmental Systems documents and data may be in hard copy or electronic media. procedures. Management gives individuals total support and the necessary authority to perform the assigned tasks. This quality manual. and processes needed to implement our quality policy and achieve our quality Page: 126 Page: 11 . The Company recognizes that control of any outsourced processes is necessary in order to ensure the product conforms to customer requirements. When the container is full.11. The material handler puts a shipping label on container and moves the container to the inspection holding area 13. job descriptions. and other internal and external documents and data as appropriate and needed to manage our systems (Section 4).

The operator uses the controls to roll out the carpet long enough to place the tenor frames on the carpet 3. Once retention time is met.2. Place the both tenor frames central over the cavities (one tenor frame per two cavities) 6. The quality inspector performs 1st piece inspection. and after the removal of the part from the over bend fixture 10. storage. When the press finishes its· cycle. the operator removes the parts and the left over material 8. as well as ISO/TS requirements. The material is automatically loaded onto conveyor and into oven while the operator prepares the carpet for insertion into the press 2. records should be disposed of accordingly. The operator then places the part on over bend fixture and the waste material into the compactor and presses the green palm buttons simultaneously 9.objectives. readily available and retained for a specified period in Quality Record Matrix. The information Quality Manager has overall responsibility for ensuring that all Quality/Environmental Systems documents. Control of documents Quality/Environmental records represent information that demonstrates conformity to Quality/Environmental Systems requirements and effective operation of The Company·s· Quality and Environmental system. retrieval. Attach both tenor frames to the carpet and cut the carpet between them 4. and the retention and disposition of these records Quality/Environmental records are legible.3: Page: 12 Process: 1. The operator then places the finished parts into a shipping container Page: 125 . Pertinent records from our subcontractors are an element of this. Raise carpet to the cutter and cut the carpet just above the tenor frames 5. This manual also shows our justification for any exclusion from ISO/TS 16949:2002 requirements (Section 1) and defines the overall sequence of between our key Quality/Environmental Systems processes. below includes forms used to create controlled quality records as detailed in procedure SOP 4. Record retention must satisfy both regulatory and customer requirements. Each Process Owner is responsible for identifying which records they consider quality/environmental records and for collection. at beginning of shift. The operator cycles the press by pressing the two black palm buttons simultaneously 7. protection.

distribution.WORK INSTRUCTIONS a) Approve documents for adequacy prior to issue. c) Identify the current revision status of documents. and implementation of all customer-engineering standards/ specifications and changes based on customer-required schedule.2. Important General Notes Setup includes: y y y y y Press Carpet Cutter Over Bend fixture Check Fixture Final Pack Container Stage Material for production: 1. readily identifiable. Two frames are required Page: 124 Page: 13 . WI-SB-5.3).2 Important General Safety Notes PPE: y y Safety glasses Gloves d) Ensure that relevant versions of applicable documents are available at points of use. Engineering specifications The Program Manager oversees our process for assuring the timely review. Provide shipping container 4. e) Ensure that documents remain legible.2. The Company uses a Product Data Management system to manage and control engineering records and data (see SOP 4. b) Review. and re-approve documents. Material handler brings material to conveyor and setup in proper position for conveyor load 2. update as necessary. and retrievable f) Ensure that identified external documents (including customer-engineering standards/specifications) have controlled distribution g) Prevent the unintended the use of obsolete documents. and to apply suitable identification to them if they are retained for any purpose. Material handler brings carpet to the press to be loaded onto carpet cutter 3.

The Company considers reviews timely if performed within two working weeks of receipt. SOP 4. When a change involves standards or specs that are reference on design records. They are very generic in nature and would need to be added to or changed for a real company. b) Product/process evaluation/acceptance criteria Work Instructions This booklet contains sample Work Instructions.2. as a minimum. are prepared to document: a) Results of processes performed. Control of records Quality/Environmental records represent information that demonstrates conformity to Quality/Environmental Systems requirements and effective operation of The Company·s· Quality and Environmental system. Records may be in the form of hard copy or electronic media.2. we submit an updated PPAP. (Section 7) Master Lists Requirements for the establishment and maintenance of Master Lists of internal and external Quality/Environmental Systems documents are defined in SOP 4. Page: 14 Page: 123 .4 details procedures necessary to control Quality/Environmental Systems records that.3. including identification of the individual performing the activity. Pertinent Records from our sub-contractors are an element of this. or they affect PPAP documents.

If a corrective action is initiated because of the analysis will be tracked through the corrective action format. is responsible to communicate the importance of meeting customer as well as statutory and regulatory requirements. Preventive Actions may be initiated because of. or instructions used to perform an activity. Lean activities or technology changes. If the action is successful. implementation. Management Responsibility Management commitment The Managing Director. d) Identification of material. including revision or date of document. Analysis of customer returned rejects will begin upon receipt of the defective material. work instructions. appropriate documents (procedures. All corrective actions are to be reviewed during management review meeting. the APQP process. Preventive actions will be tracked on the Preventive Action Log. Records controlled include customer-specified records.) are used when applicable. etc. Revision History c) Procedures. Disposition of records also includes their disposal. lessons learned follow up. material or equipment qualifications f) Pertinent technical records from sub-contractors Records Retention SOP 4. x-bar and r charts. TPM activities.The corrective action is monitored for thirty days to assure that the action taken has been successful. Preventive actions will be reviewed during regular management review meetings. along with the management team.2. drawings. Records of the analysis will be made available upon request. parts. diagrams.4 contains related procedures and responsibilities to ensure: y y y y y Record controls established satisfy all regulatory and customer requirements.) are updated to permanently implement the changes required by the corrective or preventive action. Statistical methods (i.e. etc. All forms used in the corrective and preventive action procedure are retained for active life of the product for reference to prevent reoccurrence. We provide evidence of commitment to the development. and improvement of our Quality/ Environmental Systems in very tangible ways: Page: 122 Page: 15 . or equipment used in the making of the product e) Personnel.

and disposition of stock are determined and recorded. We ensure understanding. implementation.If future shipments are to be certified a method and duration must be established by Manufacturing. Page: 16 Page: 121 . Permanent corrective action is to be determined by the team within 7 days of issuance. All suspect parts are inspected and inventoried. SOP 8. The time frame to verify the effectiveness of the corrective action is to be determined by the corrective action team. Corrective/Preventative action reports must be complete through interim corrective action within three days of issuance.Our quality policy statement (Section 5) documents and communicates the importance of meeting or exceeding all applicable requirements (including customer. regulatory and legal requirements) through continual improvement of our processes. The team will utilize mistake-proofing methodology to the degree appropriate to the magnitude of the problems and commensurate with the risks encountered. through periodic management review of the quality policy statement. and maintenance of our quality policy at all levels of the organization through widespread printed distribution of our quality policy statement. Quality. the quantity defective. and through their proactive involvement in our continual improvement activities (Section 8). The root cause of the problem is established and documented after the initial write up.0 Procedure Control of Nonconforming Product Procedure Preventative Action Log An immediate (possibly temporary) fix is developed and implemented with documentation. y All managers demonstrate their commitment to the development and improvement of the Quality/ Environmental Systems through the provision of necessary resources (Section 6). products. through their involvement in the internal audit process. and corporate level improvement objectives.3 FOPARLOG 6. Emphasis is placed on improving both effectiveness and efficiency of our key Quality/Environmental Systems processes. within twenty-four hours of the receipt of the notice of concern. The quantity checked. and services. and the customer (if applicable). We communicate and deploy our quality policy and objectives throughout the organization through individual performance objectives established and reviewed during employee performance reviews (Section 5 and 6).

Customer focus Customer requirements are determined during Quoting and Contract review processes. The Top Management Team is responsible for analysis of customer rejected material.0 Associated Materials FOCAR 8.2 FOMCRLOG Concern Report (MCR) Material Concern Report Tracking Log Page: 120 y . problems from subcontractors and customer complaints. understood. 3.0 Definitions Not applicable 4.0 Purpose This procedure provides a systematic means in which quality problems will be eliminated. These customer focused communications and interactions ultimately yield clear. Our quality policy statement indicates our commitment and focuses on what is important to us as an organization: achieving customer satisfaction. and it prescribes the method by which we accomplish this: by continually improving Page: 17 SOP 8. unless otherwise directed by the customer. The format utilized will be an 8D.CORRECTIVE AND PREVENTIVE ACTION Process efficiency Top management reviews product realization and support processes to assure both effectiveness and efficiency during management reviews (Section 5). the Managing Director has overall responsibility for ensuring that specified and unspecified requirements are determined. through Customer feedback and the following activities: y The Company continually monitors and measures customer complaints and other customer input/ feedback to identify opportunities for improvement (Section 8). 5.5. 2.2/8.5.0 Responsibility y The Quality Manager is responsible for ensuring that the corrective/preventative action is managed effectively.5.0 Application This procedure applies to all quality problems. explicit customer requirements and expectations in the form of a contractual agreement or customer order. including internal rejections.3 1. Top Management ensures that we meet these requirements with the aim of enhancing Customer Satisfaction. and converted into requirements (Section 7).

Quality Objective Our objective is to satisfy all of our customers with quality products and services. The material is re-inspected by the designated Quality Representative. etc. Revision History y Quality/Environmental Policy Management review meetings checks the Quality and Environmental policies and objectives for continuing suitability. Scrapped material is recorded in the Scrap Log and the Material Concern Report. Moreover. Records of the quantity and expiration date shall be maintained. Our quality policy statement is controlled by inclusion in this manual. and services to ensure they consistently meet or exceed requirements. Nonconforming materials are scrapped or reworked accordingly. Page: 18 Page: 119 . and reinforcement during annual employee performance reviews (Section 6). employee responsible for reprocessing. All material shipped under a customer concession or deviation will be identified as required by the customer. (Section 5) y We ensure that our quality policy is communicated and understood at all levels of the organization through documented training. regular communication. Unacceptable Product (placed in red ´SCRAPµ container / on rack) Questionable Product (QA disposition required) Quality disposes of questionable product and records the final counts and outcomes. and along with all policies contained in this manual.processes. date. number of acceptable/ unacceptable parts. Conforming materials are removed from the container and returned to production flow. y y y Acceptable Product . is reviewed for continuing suitability during management review meetings (Section 5). products.some rework necessary with written instructions & records. A Quality representative records the results of the inspection and rework on the Material Concern Report listing the method of rework. our quality policy statement acts as a compass in providing the direction and a framework for establishing key corporate level performance measures and related improvement objectives. No rework shall be visible on the exterior of the product.

as appropriate.3 FO 8. Make statement 2. The Production Supervision and Quality Manager determine the disposition of the non-conforming material and record it on the Quarantine Area Record. Production personnel complete sort or rework. completes the Quarantine Area Record. the container(s) is identified by a Quality representative or production supervisor with an initial Material Concern Report. There are four possible determinations of inspected product: y Acceptable Product ² green check mark Page: 118 Page: 19 . When material is found to be nonconforming. a Material Concern Report will be issued at the time of occurrence) The non-conforming material is moved to the Quarantine Area and a member of the quality department or Production Supervision. The quality manual documents the necessary processes that define the planning process for quality/environmental management system and objectives.3 6. (If material is part of an accumulation. including those needed to meet product requirements. Make another statement Planning Quality objectives The Managing Director and Operations Manager ensures (established at relevant functions and levels within the organization) that quality and environmental objectives and measures are documented in a business plan.0 Procedure Corrective/Preventive Action Procedure Quarantine Area Record Scrap Log Quality Policy Our Objective Will Be Accomplished Through Customer Satisfaction by Providing: 1. Quality or a member of management will provide written instructions to the employee conducting these activities.5. We also have methods to track update and revise fall under the Continuous Improvement Process.2 FO 8. The business plan includes short and longterm goals relating to quality and environmental policy objectives. up to the disposition section. The Company·s Management Team annually reviews business plan and revises. to encourage customer satisfaction and overall growth of the organization. and defines timeframes to achieve each goal.SOP 8.

Actions will be taken such as stock returns and replacement. 5. that differ from those currently approved according to the Production Part Approval Process Manual. 4. and charting of performance measures (Section 6). We accomplished Benchmarking formally and informally via trade shows. The Quality Department is responsible for maintaining and analyzing data from NC material activities. (Section 8) Overall Operational Efficiency and Manufacturing Process Efficiency (Section 5 and 6) Training Effectiveness and Employee Awareness: Human Resource Director (HRD) with input from the Training Manager. Material is reviewed and disposition is determined by management and quality. It is clearly (visually) identified and quarantined or segregated to prevent inadvertent use or installation. Objectives may include the following possible measures (Section 5): y Customer Satisfaction: Managing Director (Section 8) Supplier Performance: Materials Manage (Section 7) Quality/Environmental Systems Effectiveness: ISO Management Representative.3 The Quality Manager is responsible for notifying the customer if non-conforming material is detected after shipment has been made or use has started.3 NCMR Material Concern Report y y y y y y y Page: 117 . sorting or even sending a company representative to their site to protect their interests. (Section 7) Effectiveness of Manufacturing Processes: Production Manager (Section 7) Product Quality: Quality Manager (Section 8) Page: 20 product which does not conform to specified requirements. productivity. customer feedback. as information is available. efficiency. reading material. This managing includes the procurement of a deviation or concession from the customer if changes to the product differ.0 Associated Materials FO 8. The Program Manager/Production is responsible for managing the customer authorization of products or processes and the procurement of a deviation or concession. including materials and services provided by vendors.The Company benchmarks trends in quality. and effectiveness are. (Section 6) Product Performance: Program Manager.

dimensions. PPAP-4¸ (Section 7) as required including acceptable process capabilities for all Special/Control Characteristics that have been established. 4. Note: In the absence of any specific Page: 21 . but is not limited to. processes. 2. work-in-progress. visual. (Section 7) d) Provide objective evidence that all supplied products and services satisfy all AIAG Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) requirements. including the AIAG ´Advanced Product Quality Planning and Control Planµ reference manual.. melt flow. quality systems and personnel to consistently and cost effectively produce products and furnish services that meet customer needs (Section 7).g. We base specific measurable objectives on achievable performance within a specified period.CONTROL OF NONCONFORMING PRODUCT SOP 8. driven by the following objectives we strive to achieve as a Full Service Supplier (FSS) to the automotive industry: a) Achievement of Zero Defects and 100% on time delivery performance.3 1. (Section 7 and 8) b) Manage and control facilities.0 Definitions Nonconforming Product: Material (e. 3. and associated customer specific requirements documents.g. c) Develop and implement Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) practices and procedures in accordance with ISO/TS 16949:2002.) Suspect Product: All material having the same lot number as known nonconforming product. customer rejection / returns or material received from a supplier. purchased components. etc.. resin. etc.0 Purpose This procedure provides a method to control nonconforming material at any location in the S Group and to eliminate its potential for unintended use or delivery.0 Application This procedure applies to.) that does not meet established parameters (e.0 Responsibility The Production Supervision and Quality Department are responsible for following documented procedures and work instructions for Page: 116 Quality objectives ² Supplemental: Top management utilizes the management review process (Section 5) to define quality objectives and measurements to include in our Business Plan and used to deploy our quality policy. APQP-2. in-house rejections. unidentified or suspect material.

instructions. (Section 8) g) Conduct operations in conformance with. when applicable Employee on the job performance Revision History Page: 22 Page: 115 . of. maintaining. Determine Effectiveness of Training One or more of the following determines training effectiveness: y y y Review of Salaried and Hourly Evaluations Post-training tests. (Section 7). we will default to a level 3 PPAP submission. (Section 8) f) Be committed to continuous process improvement by emphasising reduction of part-to-part variation and the elimination of all waste. SPC-3. or to exceed. and through the provision of resources needed for its effective implementation. and improving systems. all applicable environmental laws and regulations of the jurisdictions in which we do business (Section 6). Quality management system planning The Quality/Environmental Systems planning process involves the establishment and communication of our quality policy and objectives through issuance of this manual and its associated procedures. and associated customer specific requirements documents. (Section 7) e) Utilize appropriate statistical techniques for ongoing process control and improvement as established in the AIAG ´Statistical Process Control (SPC)µ reference manual. h) Meet customer requirements by controlling and using returnable packaging. This manual constitutes our overall plan for establishing.

(Sections 5. in any new or modified job.5. This review occurs concurrently with the employee·s performance evaluation or upon need. The Managing Director (MD). 6. sets direction and ensures the success of our business through the clear definition and communication of Quality/Environmental Systems responsibilities and authorities.0 Procedure Identify training needs. Responsibility. The Company employees and their manager/supervisor shall review the employees training status to determine training needs. with the help of department managers. authority. Other members of Top Management include: y y The Operations Managing and The Human Resource Director y y y The interrelationship of Top Management and other key personnel is depicted our Organization Chart. including contract or service personnel. Responsibility for quality Overall Quality/Environmental Systems responsibility and authority is as follows: Page: 114 Page: 23 . or contracts whenever customer requirements exceed the capability or intent of the product/service realization and support processes described in our Quality/Environmental Systems (Section 7). projects.0 Associated Materials Orientation Manual Job Descriptions Our management review process and internal audit process ensure the integrity of our System is maintained when significant changes are planned and implemented that affect our key Systems. and 8) The Quality Manager develops appropriate quality planning documents for specific products. Provide Training One or more of the following provides formal training: y y Identified The Company Trainers Professional / Industry Organizations or Societies Local Community and Trade Schools College and University Sponsored Classes On-The-Job training is provided for all personnel. and communication Responsibility and authority 6.

Safety Training All employees receive safety training Specialized Training Employees requiring specialized training in areas affecting quality shall receive the training needed per job description. Quality/Environmental Systems Planning including the establishment and deployment of objectives (Section 5). The content of the courses are evaluated through a training feedback and evaluation form. processes. and the provision of resources needed to implement and improve these processes. Management with responsibility and authority for corrective action promptly notifies employees of non-conformities (Section 8). the provision of resources needed to implement and improve Quality/Environmental Systems and management reviews (Sections 5 and 6). including the establishment and deployment of operational level objectives (Section 5). and an assessment test (if applicable) is given upon completion of the course. development and communication of our quality policy. Management All managers are responsible for execution of the Business Plan and implementation of the policy. Top Management is responsible for Business Planning.Top Management Members of Top Management are ultimately responsible for the quality of The Company·s· products and services since they control the systems and processes accomplished work. Evaluating Training The training courses offered internally are continually assessed by the Human Resource Department. It is the responsibility of the TS-16949 Management Representative to measure the extent to which our personnel are aware of the relevance and importance of their activities and how they contribute to the achievement of the quality objectives. and systems described in this manual. All managers are responsible for planning and controlling Quality/ Environmental Systems processes within their area(s) of responsibility. employee·s manager/supervisor in the performance review process determines individual training needs. Management ensures the staffing of all production shifts with personnel in charge of. or delegated responsibility for product quality (Section 7). Managers also conduct employee performance reviews (Section 6). Page: 113 Page: 24 . It is the responsibility of the Manufacturing Supervisor to inform personnel whose work affect quality of the consequences to the customer of nonconformity to quality requirements.

Salary Employees: Records of salary training needs and training received by active employees performing activities affecting quality shall be maintained by the Human Resource Department. Ensuring the promotion of awareness of customer and environmental requirements throughout the organization (Section 5) Page: 25 All employees (salaried and hourly) must complete the specific orientation program administered by the Human Resource Department. These records include. but are not limited to. and maintained in accordance with their respective standards (Section 5). Each salary employee has an individual training record. and importance of their activities and how they contribute to the achievement of our overall quality objectives.Training Records Hourly Employees: Records of hourly training needs and training received by active employees performing activities affecting quality shall be maintained by the Human Resource Department. Each hourly employee has an individual training record. which is maintained by the Human Resource Department. training matrices and copies of training certificates. Detailed responsibilities and authorities for Quality/ Environmental Systems implementation and improvement are contained in lower level documents referenced throughout this manual and other Quality/Environmental Systems documents including procedures. which is maintained by the Human Resource Department. relevance. All employees have training in awareness. Personnel responsible for product quality have the authority to stop production to correct quality problems (Section 8). but are not limited to. etc. Personnel whose work affects quality are informed about the consequences to the customer of nonconformity to quality requirements. work instructions. job descriptions. These records include. implemented. Management representative The Company has appointed Quality and Environmental Management representatives for each system. Evaluating Training Needs Employees All employees are responsible for the quality of their work and implementation of the policy and procedures applicable to processes they perform. The Page: 112 y . The management representatives have the responsibility and authority to: y Ensuring that the ISO/TS 16949:2002 processes needed for quality and environmental management systems are established. flow charts. training matrices and copies of training certificates.

0 Responsibility Job Description Each position has a written job description maintained by the Human Resources Department. objectives and significant environmental aspects.y The Environmental Management Representative is responsible for documenting and responding to relevant communication from external parties.0 Definitions Not applicable 4. bulletins. Page: 26 Page: 111 . Customer representative The Program Manager will ensure and address customer requirements and will represent the needs of the customer internal functions. and regular formal and informal communications as follows: y The ISO Management Representative posts information on quality bulletin boards throughout the facility to convey information regarding customer requirements. including but not limited to workplace meetings. and its policies. as appropriate.0 Application The scope of this procedure incorporates the training of all employees performing quality related activities. and specific training sessions to communicate internal information about the effectiveness of our quality and environmental management system. memos. and the status and importance of quality activities.2 1. continual improvement.2. COMPETENCE AWARENESS & TRAINING SOP 6. 3. the training provided. from contract review through production Internal communication The Company uses a variety of tools. Each job description identifies the competence level/ education. new employee orientation. the internal audit process (Section 8). and corrective/ preventive action processes (Section 8).0 Purpose The system described in this section is used to ensure that all personnel performing activities affecting quality shall have their training needs identified and. skills appropriate required for the position. 2. We communicate information regarding Quality/ Environmental Systems processes and their effectiveness through documented training (Section 6).

reviews (Section 6). and related statutory/regulatory requirements.1. Management review Top Management conducts formal review meetings at least quarterly to ensure the continuing suitability. Quality Objectives Matrix: Record of established quality objectives. adequacy. to include presented and discussed topics and issues. programs. which we convey and reinforce during employee performance.6. policies and changes. typically this information is conveyed through production team meetings and cross-functional improvement projects (Section 8). Communications regarding how employees contribute to the achievement of objectives. Revision History The Operations Manager posts information on safety bulletin boards throughout the facility to convey information regarding the status of the Safety and Environmental Management Program.0 Associated Records Management Review Report: Record of the management review meeting. All managers and supervisors.9. Documented using form FO-MRR-5. involvement opportunities. y The Company uses internal audits (Section 8) to reinforce or communicate appropriate information to employees.6. Management Review Report.6). conclusions. The Managing Director Page: 110 Page: 27 . and any actions initiated to implement the conclusions and policies. Documented on the title page of the Management Review Report (MRR 5. and applicable statutory/regulatory requirements. and effectiveness of our Quality/Environmental Systems in accordance with procedures detailed in SOP 5. are responsible for establishing internal communications as needed to convey to their employees the relevance and importance of their activities. The Human Resources Department posts information on employee bulletin boards throughout the facility to convey information regarding employee benefits.

and allocation of human. Control of Records SOP 8. Quality system performance Each management review includes all requirements of the Quality/Environmental Systems including monitoring of quality objectives (Section 5). Page: 28 Resource needs for implementing improvement actions are identified. Management review output is documented in the Management Review Report based on form MRR 5. Section 6) as an essential part of our continual improvement process (Section 8).1 Management Review Report Form SOP 4.6. and an assessment of the suitability and effective of support processes (i. We retain meeting records.or designee chairs the corporate reviews and top management from all relevant functions attends.0 Records Management review records must be as comprehensive as possible. 7.4 Operational Procedure. They will be the sole evidence that the agenda of the review was completely covered. The report is prepared by the Quality Manager and is distributed to the attending and.2. technical knowledge. if any. (Section 5) The Quality Manager ensures that review includes analysis of actual and potential field failure and their impact on quality.2.6.1. Corrective and Preventive Action Page: 109 . plant.4. evidence of achievement of quality/environmental objectives and customer satisfaction. and environment. safety. identifying opportunities for improvement and corrective and preventative actions. and that the review was concluded with appropriate decisions and actions. These include assignment of responsibility.e.2 Operational Procedure. The location and retention period for management review records are specified in Operational Procedure SOP 4. (Section 8) The Company record review results provide at a minimum.5. regular evaluation of the cost of poor quality (Section 8) .0 Referenced Documents 5. time frame. The primary output of management review meetings are management actions taken (Section 8) to make changes or improvements to our Quality/Environmental Systems and the provision of resources needed to implement these actions. equipment. 8. The Company holds review meetings at least monthly to review plant specific data and process effectiveness indicators. absent participants. Control of Records. facility and equipment. and other necessary resources.

and which are not directly related to product or process conformity. In addition. Improvement of quality performance. and opportunities for improvement. CARs are normally used for improvements related to specific actual or potential product or process nonconformities. This method is most suitable for implementing long-term improvement goals. Corrective and Preventive Actions.0 y y y Management review output Improvement of the quality management system. results of self-assessments (Section 8).6. outputs from management review meetings include new/revised corporate level improvement objectives and any related actions required for improvement of the Quality/Environmental Systems and its processes. Page: 108 At a minimum.6. follow-up actions from earlier management reviews. and Improvement of products and/or services to better meet customer requirements and increase customer satisfaction At a minimum.2. Corrective or preventive actions Documented in the Corrective Action Request (CAR) form (FO-NCCAR-8. At a minimum. and strategic or operational changes that could affect the QEMS. improvement of product related to Page: 29 . corporate level.1) in the Actions.3) and processed in accordance with procedure SOP 8. related performance trends. safety or the environment as an input to the management review process. all applicable requirements of the QEMS. The Program Manager provides an analysis of actual and potential field-failures and their impact on quality. effectiveness and/or efficiency improvement objectives (Section 5) documented in prior management reviews (and/or specified in our Business Plan) and reviewed for status and continuing suitability. and Due Date columns.2. Review input ² Supplemental. Review output These improvement actions are defined implemented as: Management review actions Documented in the Management Review Report (FO-MRR-5. Assigned to. we use these results to demonstrate achievement of the quality objectives in our Business Plan and customer satisfaction with supplied product.5. Review input The management review meeting includes a review of our quality policy (Section 5). Quality objectives Documented on the title page of the Management Review Report (refer to Section 6 of this procedure). This type of action is most suitable for minor improvements that can be quickly implemented.

and to enhance customer satisfaction by meeting customer requirements. Quality presents the status of quality objectives established by the previous review (those objectives are documented on the title page of the Management Review Report). Resource Management Provision of resources The Company. reduce its target value. the participants decide whether to drop the objective. or when changes within or outside the company render the policy inadequate or inappropriate. capital expenditure review. Page: 30 Page: 107 . through the Management team. determines its resource needs and provides the resources to implement and maintain the quality management system and continually improve its effectiveness. we record the results of management review meetings and the ISO Management Representative maintains the records. The policy is changed when the goals expressed in the policy have been achieved. Any quality objectives that are carried on into the next period and any new objectives established by the review meeting are documented in the Quality Objectives Matrix on the title page of the Management Review Report. performance measurements. Resource requirements identified during the Business Plan Process. We accomplish verification of work through budget comparisons. and advanced Quality/ Environmental Planning. The principal quality policy is reviewed to ensure its continuing suitability. Quoting process. When an objective is not achieved. as well as through the results of internal audits of the quality and environmental provided through our budgeting and other business management processes including: and thus fulfill the quality policy and other organizational goals and aspirations.customer requirements. and records their status in the Status Next Management Review column. 5. or extend the target due date. and provision of resource needs.6. Objectives that have been achieved may be discontinued or be retained with a higher target value. Per SOP 5. At the end of the meeting.

and Improvement Planning (including the use of SPC) Organizational Continual Improvement Planning Manufacturing Process Continual Improvement Planning The MD. monitors and measures overall operational efficiency (including the cost of poor quality) and provides related input and recommendations that may affect Quality/ Environmental Systems effectiveness to Top Management for review and action (Section 5). process. Page: 31 Page: 106 . and any other such issues related to the quality management system. 5. Analysis. In addition to the topics listed above. Quality objectives are established to improve performance and/or the quality system Subject y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y Quality/Environmental Planning Business Planning Human Resource Planning Plant. Following each presentation.0 Quality objectives and quality policy An important role of management reviews is to establish quality objectives and to review progress toward achieving the objectives and fulfilling the quality policy. Recommendations for improvement Quality concludes the input phase of the review with recommendations for improvement. capacity. and identify areas where improvement is required. Facility. with input from other responsible managers. compare their status and performance with preceding periods. or other operational or organizational changes that affect the quality system and proposes specific actions to update or modify the system in response to these changing circumstances. and Service Provision Planning Measurement Systems Planning (including the conduct of MSA) Measurement. Services and Vendors) Production. Equipment and other Infrastructure Planning Contingency Planning Work Environment. and Safety Planning Product Quality Planning (including Advance Product Quality Planning) Planning of Customer-related Processes Product and Manufacturing Process Design and Development Planning Planning of Purchased Product (Materials. the participants discuss the issues. market and customer response to the quality effort.Changes and quality system planning Quality highlights any product. the management review may also consider such issues as cost of quality and non-quality. integration of the quality system with other operations and activities.

Customer feedback and complaints Customer Service presents summaries of customer feedback and customer complaints. In the second phase. Page: 105 Page: 32 . Corrective and preventive actions: Quality presents the most important corrective and preventive actions implemented through the period. Some persons may move on to the fourth stage and we deem them an ´expertµ allowing them to train others or assume other responsibilities. on-time delivery performance. In the third phase. the frequency of audit findings against particular elements of the quality system and discussion of significant findings. we deem the new person ´competentµ to work on his or her own. It is a four-quadrant system. Edit the scope of the quality performance data as appropriate.4. and the status of pending actions. We utilize a ´mentorµ system for the first of four phases with an experienced operator working with a new person and the work instructions of the particular process. and productivity data. Reasons for the failure to implement the action and any decisions regarding continuation of the action are recorded in the Management Review Report. (SOP 6) abandoned. including analysis of trends. and Training The Company maintains a Training/Competence Matrix for personnel by job description. This Competency Matrix is available to persons assigning work. the experienced person or member of management continues to observe the new person. Competence. skills. Internal quality audits Quality presents results of internal quality system audits. This includes summaries of results for the cycle. Awareness. and coordinate with ISO/TS 16949 Element 8. supplier quality performance. All personnel understand the importance of their activities and their contribution to the achievement of the quality and environmental objectives. This includes rates of process and product nonconformities. Process performance and product conformity Quality presents quality performance data. It is which visually displays the capabilities of the person according to which of the quadrants have been achieved.Human resources General The Company ensures that all employees who perform activities that may affect product quality or have significant impact on the environment have the appropriate training.Analysis of Data. experience and competence.

Engineering. The Human Resource Department. with input from responsible managers. Those managers who are unable to attend shall receive minutes of the review meeting and. after reviewing the minutes. reassigned to another person/function. evaluates and qualifies applicants for specific job openings based on documented or demonstrated competencies. the following information and data are presented for review: Follow-up actions from previous reviews Quality reports on the status of action items from the previous meetings. these include: Product design skills The Program Manager ensures that personnel with product or manufacturing process design responsibility (Section 7) are competent to achieve design requirements and are skilled in design methods (Section 7) needed to achieve desired results. and Purchasing. Actions which are not completed may be extended with a new due date. or Page: 104 Need Determination Department managers and supervisors are responsible to identify required training and competency for personnel in their respective areas and to coordinate training and follow through with evaluations for competencies. Management review input At a minimum. may submit their input and comments to the Quality Manager. changed. and update of hourly employee Training/Competence Matrix records. we help existing employees qualify for new/changed jobs through the provision of appropriate education and training. Production. Personnel performing specific assigned tasks are qualified. The Operations Manager and Quality Manager must always attend. including on-the-job-training (OJT). Our Training Coordinator is responsible to analyze effectiveness of training and competence. Agenda The agenda for management review meetings covers at least all items listed in Section 4 of this procedure. Where possible. Attendance Management reviews are chaired by the Quality Manager and are attended by Management.Manager may call for unscheduled extraordinary reviews. The agenda is documented on the cover page of the Management Review Report. Training Responsible managers identify training needs for their employees and achieve competence of all personnel performing activities affecting product quality. as Page: 33 . At a minimum. No more than one manager may be absent from the meeting.

0 Application This procedure applies to all activities comprising the quality system. and to assign responsibilities for scheduling.e.6 1. Review Input. For the first two years (i. to make continual improvements and to create an environment to promote innovation.0 Procedure Frequency and Scheduling Quality performance and the quality management system are reviewed at least once a year. the Operations Page: 103 Page: 34 . 3. 2. and recording management reviews of the quality management system. with particular attention to the satisfaction of customer requirements (application of digitized mathematically based data. The annual review is conducted in March. MANAGEMENT REVIEW SOP 5. On-the-job-training Responsible managers ensure on the job training (OJT) is provided for personnel in any new or modified job affecting product quality.0 Definitions None 4.. We conduct Annual employee reviews to give one on one interaction of communication employee with The Company Management.g.0 Purpose The purpose of this procedure is to provide for a system and instructions. The additional review is conducted in September. Responsible managers ensure that employees are aware of the relevance and importance of their activities and contributions to the achievement of our objectives. The Company carries out periodic audits with employees to determine their awareness of the relevance and importance of their activities and contribute to the achievement of the quality and environmental objectives.). e.required. including agency or contract employees. of this procedure. Employee motivation and empowerment The management team is responsible to motivate employees to achieve quality objectives. In response to changing or special conditions and events. through the maturation phase of the quality system). management reviews are conducted twice a year. conducting. and in particular those named in Section 4.

We utilize the ´employee performance review processµ to motivate employees to achieve individual or functional performance objectives that support achievement of our corporate objectives (Section 5). Responsible managers monitor and measure the overall training effectiveness and to meet competency needs and provides related recommendations to Top Management for review and action (Section 5). or supervisor who identified the training requirement. We evaluate provided training through immediate feedback from the employee and the manager. the relevance. and importance Page: 102 Page: 35 Revision History . The records may be retained longer for reference at the discretion of the responsible party. and determines the filing and storage method (for retrievability and preventing damage) and the retention duration (conforming to TS-16949 requirements) for quality records. The Quality Department retains superseded part documents used for new part qualification. officers. tooling records. Provision. other than production part approvals. shall be maintained for the length of time established by the corresponding Department Manager and in accordance with minimum customer requirements. purchase orders and amendments. The status of archived records is determined and appropriate records are disposed of annually. We use employee performance reviews and the internal audit process (Section 8) to promote and assess the extent of quality and technological awareness throughout our organization. The retention duration listed is a minimum retention. we ensure that our employees are aware of customer requirements (Section 5 and Section 5). Obsolete documents.0 Procedure The responsible personnel and/or departments ensures the validity and completeness.6. Effectiveness The Company evaluates the effectiveness of all actions taken to meet competency needs. Employee Awareness Through their activities and contributions. The Quality Department ensures quality records are available for evaluation by the customer for the stated period. and supervisors reevaluate employee competencies and evaluate employee performance against established objectives through our employee performance review process. Responsible managers. The responsible manager collects the documents for each training event.

The Materials Manager and Accounting department are responsible for ensuring the proper retention of customer related purchase orders and amendments.achieving our quality policy (Section 5) and objectives (Section 5).0 Accounting department and the Materials Manager are responsible for ensuring the proper retention of subcontractor purchase orders and amendments.4 and SOP 5. The Training Manager maintains records of all training completed. and any supporting services that are needed. workspace and associated utilities. Employee qualification/competency review records and annual performance review results are maintained by the Human Resources Department.2. process equipment (hardware and software as necessary). Associated Materials AIAG APQP AIAG FMEA AIAG MSA AIAG SPC AIAG PPAP SOP 5.2. such as transportation or communication. We use a multi-disciplinary approach to develop plant.4 QR Advanced Product Quality Planning Manual Failure Mode Effect Analysis Manual Measurement Systems Analysis Manual Statistical Process Control Manual Production Part Approval Process Management Review Procedure Contract Review Procedure Internal Audit Procedure Destroyed Documents List Quality Records List Page: 36 Page: 101 . Infrastructure The Company provides and maintains the infrastructure needed to achieve conformity to product requirements. processes.4 DD FO 4. Records We maintain appropriate records of education. skills. including buildings. we detail methods to evaluate and monitor the effectiveness of existing operations in SOP 7.2.1. and equipment. training.2 FO 4. In addition. and employee participation in our internal audit (Section 8) and improvement (Section 8) processes. The Company prepared contingency plans to satisfy customer requirements in event of an emergency such as 5.5. employee performance reviews (Section 6).6.6 SOP 7. This is accomplished through awareness training. and experience in accordance with provision of Section 4. facility.2 SOP 8.

maintenance. and management review. facility. The Program Manager and/or designee is responsible for ensuring the proper retention of appropriate tooling records. 2. quality performance records.3.0 Definitions None 4. The Plant Supervisor develops and implements an effective preventive maintenance program utilizing predictive maintenance methods (Section 7) as appropriate.0 Purpose This procedure provides a method of maintaining quality records consisting of identification. and repair y y Plant. indexing. The Information Systems Manager has Page: 37 . and equipment plans. and key equipment failure and quality issues. The Program Manager ensures plant layouts are designed and continually evaluated through the application of lean manufacturing principles (state your approach here) to minimize material travel. This is inclusive of all prints. facility. protection. internal quality system audits. these programs include: y y y SOP 4. Page: 100 Facilities management. collection. and disposal. and Transportation and material handling equipment management.0 Application This procedure applies to all departments responsible for the maintenance of quality records. filing. 3.2) The Plant Supervisor has overall responsibility for managing our Facilities and Equipment Maintenance programs in accordance with SOP 6.3. storage.4 1. handling and value-added use of floor space and facilitate synchronous material flow.0 Responsibility Each Department Manager is responsible for records their department creates and for their maintenance. and disposal. and equipment planning The MD uses a multidisciplinary approach for developing plant.2. availability. maintenance and repair Production tooling management. (SOP 6. The Quality Manager is responsible for ensuring the proper retention of production part approvals. maintenance and repair Housekeeping/custodial services management Process equipment management. labor shortages.CONTROL OF RECORDS utility interruptions.

3 WI 4. and involvement of our employees in an empowered environment of continual improvement (Section 6). implementing. and maintaining effective employee benefit and workforce involvement programs. Work environment We provide employee benefits. interesting work. The Human Resources Department has overall responsibility for identifying. The Quality Manager. We monitor and improve workplace safety. and key equipment failure and field returns. implementing.overall responsibility for managing our automated data processing and communications systems. We engender total participation by involving employees in internal audit (Section 8) and improvement (Section 8) activities. health. and maintaining safety and environmental management systems. processes and controls needed to ensure product conformance and meet customer. and ergonomics by following proper manufacturing practices.0 Associated Materials SOP 4. in conjunction with the Information Systems Manager and other appropriate managers. Contingency plans. Management reviews the effectiveness of these efforts during management review meetings (Section 5).4 Control of Quality Records Procedure SOP 7.3 Advanced Quality Planning Procedure Documentation ² Writing Procedures and Work Instructions Revision History Page: 99 .2. statutory or regulatory requirements. 5. Page: 38 Department Managers are responsible for reviewing all of their applicable documents within their departments at a minimum of annually to insure relevance and conformance. labor shortages. The Operations Manager has overall responsibility for identifying. ensures contingency plans are documented in the Business Plan and implemented as needed to satisfy customer requirements in the event of an emergency such as utility interruptions.2. job and schedule flexibility.

reviewing and retaining CAD/ Math data. Personnel safety to achieve product quality: We design and carry out production processes to ensure product safety and minimize potential risks to employees as may be identified during development of design FMEAs (Section 7) and/or process FMEAs (Section 7) and documented in work instructions located in process areas (Section 7). and in-process and operator instructions) are in agreement. first piece. and through safety team meetings and training (Section 6). but not limited to. For new projects. a cross functional team plans the processes with consideration given to. Both the person receiving a copy of a new or revised document and the person distributing the document are responsible for ensuring that obsolete copies are identified and/or disposed of. The Program Manager is responsible for ensuring all levels of documents and subordinate documents (such as control plan. the following: Page: 39 Page: 98 .1 & SOP 7.2). Instructions and Test Procedures are available. 2. All Department Managers listed above are also responsible for making sure distributed and or obsolete copies are retrieved and replaced with the latest revision. and maintaining their individual department work instructions. The Plant Supervisor is responsible for ensuring current instructions are available at all work instructions. Product Realization Planning of product realization 1. and repair consistent with the product and manufacturing process needs (Section 6) 6. This planning process is consistent with the requirements of the ISO/ TS16949 standard and sets the framework for all Company processes of the quality/environmental management systems. approving.Control Procedure and Engineering Change Process. The Plant Supervisor is responsible for ensuring records of Total Preventive Maintenance activities are maintained. Cleanliness of premises We provide and maintain a work environment in a state of order. cleanliness. Department Managers are responsible for creating. The Company has implemented a Quality and Environmental-planning process to define and document how the respective requirements will be met (See SOP 7. The Program Manager is responsible for receiving.

System. measuring. Records are identified and kept as evidence that the realization processes and resulting product meet company and customer requirements per the quality and environmental plans h. The PM has 10 business days of receipt to document the receipt of drawings and maintain the engineering standards according to the Drawing Page: 97 Page: 40 . including safety characteristics d. including the prevention of pollution f. The Quality Manager and/or designee is responsible for retaining master copies and assuring current revision level of the AIAG reference manuals: y Advanced Product Quality Planning & Control Plan Fundamental Statistical Process Control Measurement Systems Analysis Potential Failure Mode and Effects Analysis Product Part Approval Process Quality System Requirements TS 16949 Environmental Mgmt. ISO 14001 y y y y y y The Program Manager is responsible for a timely review of customer drawings and specifications. The Company uses the methods in the APQP. Error proofing for processes. equipment (including inspection and test equipment).0 Responsibility The Department Managers are responsible for ensuring that the Quality System Procedures have the appropriate controls in place to ensure that current issues are available in all locations as required. MSA. documentation. monitoring. The quality/environmental objectives and requirements for the product b. inspection and test activities g. Environmental aspects/impacts c. Customer requirements and references to technical specifications are to be included in the quality plan 3. 4. processes. and Control Plan manuals as required. SPC PFMEA.a. equipment. facilities. and tooling e. Identification of required verification. training and skills needed to achieve the required quality and environmental objectives and targets. fixtures. Product special characteristics. PPAP. The identification of any controls.

and related product information.e. Definitions y y Quality Manager is the Document Control Specialist Controlled Customer owned product related prints & specifications are located on the ´Xµ drive and are available to Engineering Quality &Manufacturing personnel AIAG ² Automotive Industry Action Group 4. etc. The quality plan and relevant work instructions. Run @ Rate. clearly define acceptance criteria and approved by the customer. Fixtures. PPAP. and distribution of drawings and documents. work instructions and inspection instructions related to deliverable goods and our processes. Tooling. including electronic data. The Company assesses product and manufacturing process changes that affect product realization. (Section 7) Our APQP/PPAP process. Control Plans. Application This procedure applies to statutory & regulatory requirements the drawings specifications and documents that explain the engineering requirements. review. We maintain customer confidentiality for all products and projects under development. we notify the customer and validate changes before implementation. 6. manufacturing processes.3 1. Planning of product realization ² Supplemental We review proprietary designs. including documents of external origin. assembly methods. 5. The APQP Team uses the APQP process: y y y y Develop a control plan Develop/review failure modes and effects analysis Setup actions to reduce potential failure modes with high risk Report required deliverables (i. test procedures.) Page: 41 y Page: 96 . PFMEA. When we receive the approval for any changes affecting customer requirements. Purpose This procedure describes the responsibilities for receipt. 3.1 provides a consistent advanced product quality planning process acceptable to all of our customers. We confirm defined activities to ensure compliance with customer requirements. impact use with the customer. as detailed in SOP 7..CONTROL OF DOCUMENTS SOP 4.2. 2.

1) in the absence of any specific instructions. the revision history identifies the changes. materials. The APQP Team Leader ensures: y Submissions for part approval prior to the implementation of changes. and Operator Instructions Distribution List. Upon receipt of the new or revised policy. send a Quality Manual Change Request Form to the Quality Manager describing the proposed change. through their department manager. acceptable to use ¶as is· due to unavailability of revised forms or unacceptable costs which would be incurred by disposing of unused forms. or instruction. to determine the type of quality re-certification required (PPAP documentation. If a Quality System procedure needs to be changed. the request form gives an explanation and a copy returned to the originator. the recipient updates the manual. For attribute data sampling. The quality department distributes a copy of the new or revised policy. procedure.g. The Quality Department files original form. see SOP 7. Procedure Manual. The changes become part of the revision history. or services (e. the acceptance level is zero defects (Section 8). PPAP-4.0 Procedure Any member of staff. where required. heat treating or plating) Product re-released after the tooling has been inactive from volume production for twelve months or more. 6. All documents used during. we will default to a level 3 PPAP submission.Special Characteristics for inclusion in the control plan comply with customer specifications (including drawings. The APQP Team Leader implements the PPAP recognized by our customers.) Production following any change in process or method of manufacture Change of source for subcontracted parts. or forms generated before the revision process shall be considered ¶grandfathered·. y y y Acceptance criteria Acceptance criteria is approved by the customer. etc.) that affect product characteristics and process parameters. Where practical. Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) (Section 7). operator instructions. or instruction according to the Quality Policy Manual. may request document changes. Page: 42 Revision History Page: 95 . procedure. PPAP approval is obtained prior to the first production shipment of product (unless specifically waived by the customer). FMEAs. If not approved.

and consistently meet or exceed our customers· requirements and expectations. (Section 8) Page: 94 Page: 43 . and all related changes that may affect product realization. product. such as required for new product introduction. additional verification and identification requirements are performed. The responsible Department ensures availability of appropriate documents at all locations where the performance of operations affect the quality system. (Section 7) Customer-related processes Achieving our quality policy ´to meet or exceed customer requirementsµ requires that we determine. acceptance criteria. Change control The Quality Manager obtains necessary customer approval of quality plans.3 Document Control Control of Quality/Environmental Records Quality Manual Change Request Department Specific Manuals Confidentiality We ensure the confidentiality of customer-contracted products and projects under development and related product information (Section 7). and that we establish effective communication systems with our customers with regards to product information.2. The responsible Department ensures that designated personnel receive approval.3 SOP4. initial issue. and function (including performance and durability) are reviewed with the customer. inquiries.4 FO 4.2. Department/Plant Supervisor are responsible for controlling issuance and maintenance of associated manuals and data within their area of responsibility as required. and for the recall of obsolete documents.The Program Manager and/or designee are responsible for controlling issuance and maintenance of drawings. and SOP 7. and amendments of all documents and data relating to the requirements of the quality system.1. For propriety designs. and customer feedback. understand. including complaints. When required by the customer. Reference 6. fit.0. 5. and/or manufacturing process. The Administrator will maintain a master list of quality-related documents. validation.2. contract or order handling and related changes.0 Associated Materials SOP 4. impact of form. so all effects can be properly.

When a request for quote is received. storage. and instruction elements. safety.0 Responsibility The Process Owners/Area Managers are responsible for controlling issuance and maintenance of quality/and environmental-related policies. and operator instructions for original release and the release of changes. and identified characteristics (Section 7). handling. All applicable government. 3. prepares.2 1. and any additional requirements determined by the Company.0 Purpose This procedure addresses the maintenance of quality documents pertaining to customer requirements. requirements not stated by customer but are necessary for specified or intended use. Requirements include those specified by the customer (including delivery and post delivery requirements). applicable statutory. Quality receives. Page: 93 . procedure. reviews.Determination of requirements related to the product The Company maintains documented procedures for quoting and contract review and the coordination of these activities. environmental impact. government. Review of requirements related to the product During Quoting and Contract Review. approves. and operator instructions. or disposal of materials. drawings. contract or order requirements Page: 44 DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS SOP 4. requirements related to the product are reviewed to ensure that product requirements are defined. 2. procedures. procedures. documentation. safety and environmental regulations and requirements. and specifications. revises. and environmental regulations applied to the acquisition. One level above the author will be an approver for reviewing and approving company wide policies. elimination. The Company conforms to customer requirements for designation. and systematically issues documents in a controlled manner. it is processed according to the Quoting Process to ensure that quality and environmental requirements adequately define and document considerations for recycling.0 Application To maintain designated secured locations for original policy. recycling.0 Definitions Not applicable 4. and control of special characteristics that are indentified during the planning phase.

They are very generic in nature and would need to be added to or changed for a real company.2) Customer communication During the design and development planning the following are determined and controlled: the design and development stages. feasibility reviews and risk analysis are carried out and documented to determine the manufacturing feasibility of the product. and The Company can meet the defined requirements.2. (Section 7). Records of feasibility reviews are maintained as in noted in the Quality and Environmental Records.1 in accordance with APQP.differing from those previously expressed are resolved. Where product requirements are changed. and validation that are appropriate to each design and development stage and the responsibilities and authorities for design and development. and product design input and manufacturing process design input in accordance with customer-specific requirements governing the APQP/PPAP process detailed in SOP 7. Procedures This booklet contains sample procedures. Page: 92 Page: 45 . we ensure relevant documents are amended and relevant personnel are made aware of the changed requirements (SOP 7. verification. including risk analysis. This review is conducted before the purchase contract is accepted. review. Organization manufacturing feasibility The Program Manager confirms and documents the manufacturing feasibility of proposed automotive products. unless customer waives review requirement. During Quoting.

or Page: 46 Monitoring and Measurement The Company shall establish and maintain documented procedures to monitor and measure. i. This will include the recording of information to track performance. Design and development Design and development processes for tooling is employed by The Company to transform customer requirements into specifications. or systems. the key characteristics of the operations and activities that can have significant impact on the environment.e. processes. The Company and our customers require EDI methods to be employed by all partner suppliers throughout the supply chain.To prepare for product realization. including data. activities are carried out using a multidisciplinary approach including identification and monitoring of special characteristics. Page: 91 . the authority to establish a new. on a regular basis. relevant operations controls. Customer communication ² Supplemental The Information Systems Manager establishes/maintains an ability to communicate necessary information. products. The Program Manager maintains a list of products for which The Company has design responsibility. and review of FMEAs and control plans. and conformance with objectives and targets. All of our EDI initiatives. in a customer specified language and format. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) The Company believes that the most effective and efficient way to communicate throughout our supply chain is to utilize a common industry practice for EDI. and transaction sets comply with the guidelines set forth by the AIAG and our key suppliers are mandated to have the capability to interface with us electronically. policies. development. including but not limited to computer-aided design (CAD) data and electronic data interchange (EDI).

Page: 47 .) to establish a Design Plan that identifies design stages. (Section 7) Design planning The Program Manager serves as Design Team Leader for tooling design projects for new/changed non-automotive products.3. objectives.Environmental objectives and targets are consistent with The Company environmental policy. Emergency response drills are conducted. and targets.1 in accordance with customer specific requirements (see APQP and serves as the overall APQP Team Leader (as referenced throughout this section). and communicates relevant procedures and requirements to suppliers and contractors. as a minimum. specific emergency response instructions are prepared to allow rapid and effective response to environmental incidents. tooling specification. The Program Manager has overall responsibility for managing tooling design and development activities in accordance with SOP 7. this responsibility includes testing and verification of design performance within customer specified applications. where they exist. Page: 90 change an existing. See Procedure The Company Supplier Manual located on The Company website. The Quality Manager assigns a qualified Quality Engineer to service as APQP Team Leader for design projects involving new/changed automotive products and related manufacturing processes. annually. scheduled verification and validation activities. Emergency Response When appropriate. fixed design reviews. The Quality Manager has overall responsibility for managing manufacturing process design and development activities (for automotive products) in accordance with our APQP/PPAP process detailed in SOP 7. Environmental Operational Control The Company has identified those operations and activities that are associated with the identified significant environmental aspects in line with its policy. Procedures and instructions are reviewed and revised after drills and after the occurrence of accidents or emergencies. The Design (or APQP) Team Leader uses project management planning tools (available software etc. The Company has also established procedures related to the identifiable significant environmental aspects of the goods and services used by the company. The Company shall document procedures to cover situations where the absence of such procedures could adversely affect quality or have a significant environmental impact. including its commitment to the prevention of pollution. Procedures provide general guidelines to follow in the event of an environmental accident or incident and references appropriate emergency response instructions.

Customer environmental requirements are identified during the Quoting Process and are documented in specific contracts.Multidisciplinary approach The Design (or APQP) Team Leader forms a Design (or APQP) Team composed of design. and business requirements. engineering. legal and other voluntary equirements that are applicable to its activities. and Action Plans. Objectives/Targets and Environmental Management Programs The Company identifies environmental objectives and targets. products. Targets. The Product Engineer or Program Manager is responsible for ensuring that all valid design inputs are identified. state. as well as the views of interested parties. The Company considers it·s legal and other voluntary requirements. targets and action plans are established at each relevant function and level within the organization. The Environmental Laws and Regulations are maintained by the Corporate EMS Coordinator thru periodic contact with local. applicable legal and regulatory requirements and other requirements essential for design and development. Page: 89 Development/finalization and monitoring of special characteristics Development and review of Potential Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) including actions to reduce potential risks per customer guidance. when establishing its environmental objectives and targets. as described in the Objectives. A list of applicable Environmental Requirements has been developed and is maintained by the EMS Department. its technological options and its financial. its significant environmental aspects. Page: 48 . quality. through: y The Company considers these significant environmental impacts and aspects when establishing environmental objectives as described in Environmental Objectives. documented and reviewed for adequacy. and establishes action plans and programs for achieving these objectives. associated work instructions. (See APQP Workbook Master) (Section 7). applicable statutory and regulatory requirements and other requirements essential for design and development. operational. production and other appropriate qualified personnel to prepare for product realization. Legal and Other Requirements The Company has identified. These inputs include functional performance requirements. FMEA. manufacturing. These inputs include functional and performance requirements. and services. documented and reviewed. and requirements Development and review of control plans y y Design inputs The Product Engineer or Program Manager is responsible for ensuring that all applicable design inputs are identified. and federal agencies and review of environmental publications. and production documents. and has access to.

Environmental Management System Environmental Aspects The Company has identified the environmental aspects of its activities. identification. traceability and packaging b. unclear. Ongoing determination of environmental aspects and impacts is conducted during Advanced Quality/ Environmental Planning As designs and processes are developed. The preventive action system is considered effective if potential losses were avoided. a significant environmental impact. (Section 5) 8. Product design inputs are identified. These significant environmental aspects and their associated impacts were identified during the Initial Environmental Aspects Review. and reviewed. documented. Customer requirements such as special characteristics.. life reliability. This information is also reviewed as an input to new designs. maintainability.e. Targets for product quality. (Section 5) Preventive action Data from internal audits. Product design output data (i. or could have. products and services that it can control and influence and has determined those that have. Process design includes the use of error-proofing Page: 88 Page: 49 . DFMEA) b. Investigating and eliminating the root cause of potential failures is a critical part of our continual improvement process. documented. Targets for productivity. Results of this analysis and related recommendations are presented to Top Management for review and action during management reviews. where applicable. and other appropriate data is collected and analyzed (Section 8) to identify the actions needed to eliminate the causes of potential problems and thereby prevent their occurrence. employee suggestions. Information from similar product experience including field data and internal input and Competitor Analysis c. Customer requirements d. and reviewed including: a. including: a.review and action during management reviews. process capability and cost c. or conflicting requirements are resolved prior to the release of the final design. timing and cost Process design inputs are identified. customer feedback. a document for lessons learned is maintained which documents information derived from previous similar designs. durability. Incomplete.

and diagnostic guidelines y Determining and implementing action needed. Design outputs The Design (or APQP) Team Leader ensures that design outputs comply with the design input requirements. Results of this analysis and related recommendations are presented to Top Management for y Page: 50 Page: 87 . including error proofing Documenting results of action taken and reviewing action taken SOP 8. There is a defined problem-solving process used in all plants. Product error-proofing Product definition including drawings or mathematically based data Product design review results. when appropriate. When external non-conformances occur. indicate design characteristics critical to the safe and proper operation of the product. and dealerships are analyzed in a timely manner and the results are. Follow-ups are conducted (through the internal audit process (Section 8) to ensure that effective corrective action is taken appropriate to the impact of the problem encountered. and work instructions are changed as appropriate.5. When a process change is implemented. engineering facilities. procedures. and other process documents as appropriate. y Non-conformities relating to customer returns from assembly plants. Corrective actions and controls are applied to similar processes and products. include information needed for production and service provision.Advanced Product Quality Planning is used to indentify Customer product and process special characteristics and symbols to be included on FMEAS. Control Plans.2. Corrective action procedures are followed to prevent recurrence. These records are available to the customer upon request. include or reference acceptance criteria. policies. and are approved before issuance: Product Design Outputs ² Supplemental Product design requirements outputs can be verified and validated against product design input using: y y y y Design FMEAs and reliability results Product special characteristics and specifications. The Company responds in the problem-solving format prescribed by the customer. The size and effects of the nonconformities are considered when corrective/preventative actions are taken.

5) which includes improvement actions and corrective and preventive actions as outlined in Section 8. If a customer requires another format. and elimination of the cause of quality and environmental problems in order to prevent recurrence. internal. we do as they wish. internally recognized product or process nonconformities or potential non-conformities. including external party communications. returned products.5. the Design (or APQP) Team Leader conducts design reviews as planned and records results and any necessary actions. including: y Methods of rapid detection and feedback of product/mfg process nonconformities Manufacturing process flow chart/layout Process approval acceptance criteria Maintainability and Measurability Results of error-proofing activities Control plans. The Company maintains a corrective action system that provides for the identification. The corrective/preventive action system utilizes documented procedures. customer or third Party Audit non-conformities. The procedures also define requirements for determining: y The causes of non-conformities and potential nonconformities Evaluating the need for action to prevent occurrence or recurrence Manufacturing Process Design Output Manufacturing process design outputs expressed in terms that can be verified against manufacturing process design input requirements and validated (Section 7). y Page: 86 Page: 51 . nonconforming material from suppliers.improvement system (SOP 8. The Design (or APQP) Team Leader uses input from those involved in the review to propose a remedy for each identified problem. Corrective action It is the policy of The Company to strive to prevent problems before they occur.2 which describes the 8D methodology we use internally. analysis. which define requirements for the review and handling of customer complaints. work instructions Manufacturing process FMEAs Specifications and drawings Tool designs y y y y y y y y Design review During the evolution of each design project. and environmental non-conformities. See SOP 8.

costs. (Section 5) Manufacturing process improvement The Program Manager plans and implements continual improvement of manufacturing processes that are capable and stable. Measurements may include quality risks. Essentially. The overall objective of manufacturing process improvement is to reduce part-to-part variation and eliminate all waste. We identify such opportunities through analysis of manufacturing process monitoring. lead-times. and other improvement actions accomplish the desired results or objectives. such actions are effective if the problems corrected do not reoccur. Design Validation includes a review of field reports for similar products. and process-oriented audits (Section 8) of key manufacturing processes at least once annually. Inputs to the management review process are used to establish new or changed improvement objectives and to initiate/prioritize additional improvement actions. Wherever practicable. if applicable. design. potential problems identified do not occur. Design verification Design verification is conducted to ensure that the design and development outputs have met the specified input requirements. validation is completed prior to the delivery or implementation of the product. and critical paths. As warranted. The Program Manager summarizes and reports results of manufacturing process improvement activities to Management for review. including program timing. The Quality Manager has overall responsibility for establishing and implementing an effective continual Page: 52 Page: 85 . (Section 5). improved controls and/or to methods to reduce variation in product characteristics and manufacturing process parameters are instituted using the same methodology as prescribed for manufacturing process design and validation (Section 7). product monitoring and measurement activities (Section 8). Validation is performed in accordance with customer requirements. Validation records and any necessary actions are documented and maintained per Quality Record. analyzing and recording measurements at specified stages of design and reports summary results as an input to management review (Section 5). Final validation testing is conducted to validate the final product.Monitoring The Design (or APQP) Team Leader monitors the design project by defining. or where product characteristics are predictable and meet customer requirements. and process. Records of verification results and any necessary actions are recorded on the DVP & R and Program Open Issues. Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) for customers requiring this program or other sample submission programs as required.

Form 8.Computerized information systems are implemented for timely reporting of data related to product usage. customer feedback. is used to document improvement. (Section 5) Continual improvement Continual Improvement is implemented with the goal of continually improving the quality/environmental management system using the quality policy. Page: 84 Page: 53 . quality and environmental objectives. corrective and preventive actions and management review. material. Our Management Review Process assesses the overall effectiveness of continual improvement program.5-1. All management actions are prioritized and implemented on the basis of data analysis (Section 8) and perform cost/ benefit analyses to identify and prioritize improvement actions. Management Action Requests (MARs). and appearance specifications as required by the customer. the Design (or APQP) Team Leader plans and carries out or oversees design validation to ensure it is performed in accordance with customer requirements. Records of required tests are kept in the APQP documentation by the Program Manager. (Section 5) Product approval is submitted after process verification. analysis of data. Suppliers are required to follow The Company product and manufacturing process approval procedures and requirements. If there needs to be corrective actions. (Section 5). audit results. Analysis and Use of Data: Trends in quality and operational performance are compared with progress toward objectives and related recommendations for improvement are developed and are presented to Top Management for review and action during management reviews. Design validation is performed to ensure the product or service resulting from design efforts performs as intended for all specified or known uses/applications. Design validation The Design (or APQP) Team Leader ensures design validation is carried out as planned (per the Design Plan) and records results and any necessary actions. corrective and preventive actions. It is the responsibility of the Program Manager in cooperation with the Quality Manager to ensure The Company submissions meet functional. including program timing. As applicable. Design validation is performed on products that have been produced from production equipment and tooling wherever and to the extent possible. these are documented as changes and kept in the ECN documentation.

Product Approval Process Detailed in SOP 7.1, per PPAP, through the APQP Team Leader, to ensure all customer engineering design record and specification requirements are properly understood and that the process has the potential to produce product consistently meeting these requirements during an actual production run at the quoted production rate. Note: In the absence of any specific instructions, we will default to a level 3 PPAP submission (Section 7). Control of design changes Design changes throughout the life of the program are reviewed, verified, validated, and approved, as appropriate, by Engineering, Sales, and Manufacturing before their implementation. The review of a change includes an evaluation of the effect of the changes on component parts and product already delivered. The customer will authorize design changes before implementation. Records of the review and any necessary actions are maintained. An internal work order is distributed for changes as is detailed in the Design Release and Change Procedure. The Company will validate all production-engineering changes to PPAP requirements.

Non-conformance reports requested by the customer (usually if/when a customer receives material or service that fails to conform to applicable quality and delivery specifications) are processed per customer requirements and the procedures defined in SOP 8.3. If placed on ´containment statusµ (due to continued poor performance and/or failure to achieve goals and objectives), The Company will take all actions required by the customer, and guidelines contained in SOP 8.3. Analysis of data Data from quality and environmental system processes is collected and analyzed to evaluate the effectiveness of the quality/environmental management system, and to find opportunities for continual improvement of the effectiveness of the quality/environmental management system. Analysis of this data provides information relating to customer satisfaction, product conformity; characteristics and trends of processes and products, and suppliers. During Business Planning and Management Review processes, trends in data and information is reported and compared with progress towards the overall business objectives. This information is used to develop priorities for prompt solutions to customer-related problems, support status review, decision-making, and longer term planning, and is compared with competitors and/or appropriate benchmarks. When negative trends are noticed during data analysis, corrective/preventative action may be initiated.

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Control of nonconforming product ² Supplemental Product with unidentified (Section 7) or suspect status is classified and processed as nonconforming. Any material or product that is suspect or does not conform to the appropriate specifications will be reworked or segregated, and disposed of as is detailed in the Nonconforming Product Procedure. Because rework/repair is only performed for minor defect problems, the operations are a repetition of one or more original production processes. Therefore, original process instructions are used and reworked material is verified by the verification activities specified on the control plan. Customer Information It is the responsibility of the Quality Control Manager to ensure that the customer is promptly informed in the event that nonconforming product has been shipped. Customer Waiver According to the production Part Approval Process (PPAP) manual, prior written customer approval is obtained whenever the product or process is different from that which is currently approved. Engineering Approved Product Authorization (EAPA) records would be maintained, including expiration date or quantity authorized, and authorization is labeled on the carton of such parts. The original or superseding specs and requirements are complied with when the authorization expires.
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Purchasing We work in partnership with our suppliers to ensure that purchased products and services meet all applicable requirements. The processes applicable to the planning, acquisition and verification of all products and services that affect customer requirements (such as sub-assembly, sequencing, sorting, and rework and calibration services) are defined in accordance with the policies outlined in this section. Purchasing process The type and extent of control applied to our suppliers and purchased product is dependent upon the effect on subsequent realization processes and their output, as well as consideration of other characteristics including the type of product; the potential impact of the product on our processes, products, or services; the results of supplier evaluations; and past performance. Purchased products are verified (Section 7 and 8) to ensure conformity to specified purchase requirements. Regulatory conformity Purchased products or materials are also verified to ensure conformity to applicable regulatory requirements. Purchasing, Quality Control, and Engineering work together to ensure purchased products and /or services conform to all specified requirements, including those

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from the customer. Purchasing procedures are documented. Supplier Quality Management System Development Essentially, the same requirements imposed on The Company are cascaded down to our supply base. In order to ensure the quality of the parts shipped by The Company, we have established systems to manage the parts and materials received from our supply base and initiate supplier development based on importance of the supplied product and supplier quality performance in accordance with supplier expectations and monitoring procedures defined in SOP 7.4.1. Customer-approved sources Where specified (by contract, customer engineering drawing, or specification) we purchase products, materials, or services from customer-approved sources. A master list of approved suppliers is maintained to ensure we only purchase product from The Company qualified sources or customer-approved sources. The results of evaluations and follow/up actions are recorded. The Materials Manager monitors Supplier performance per SOP 7.4.1 through one or more of the following indicators: delivered product quality; customer disruptions including field returns; delivery schedule performance (including incidents of premium freight); and special status customer notifications related to quality or delivery issues.
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Disposition The results of the evaluation and resultant disposition determinations are documented. Dispositions resulting from the evaluation of nonconforming product may include rework to meet specified requirements; re-grade for an alternative application; use as is (under customer concession or other required approval authority); obtain (from relevant authority) a waiver of or deviation from requirements; return to supplier; scrap or other disposal. Suspect or rejected material is either clearly identified with yellow Quality Hold tape or is stored in clearly marked designated areas, depending on the nonconformity. The Quality Control Manager is responsible to ensure disposition of all suspect or nonconforming material is made within an appropriate timeframe. Product Recall In the event nonconforming product is detected after delivery or use has started, the Quality Manager notifies the customer and initiates action appropriate to the effects, or potential effects, of the nonconformity. Where appropriate, product recall is initiated based on trace and recall data and records (Section 7) Nonconformance Reporting Records of the nature of nonconformities and any subsequent actions taken, including concessions obtained, is maintained in accordance with SOP applicable inspection and test procedures, and Section 4.
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Evaluation The Quality Manager through authorized Quality Control personnel. Employees clearly mark or otherwise identify nonconforming product or suspect material. The Quality Manager plans and implements appropriate sampling plans and other statistical techniques to verify purchased product per Section 8. product audits or customer complaints. and quality management system requirements. Verification of purchased product The Quality Manager ensures that purchased product is verified prior to use or release in accordance with provision of this section.4. Engineering.2 and the following policies. Purchasing information The Materials Planning and Logistics ensure the adequacy of specified purchase requirements prior to communication to the supplier per procedures defined in SOP 7. description of nonconformance. Documentation The Quality Manager or authorized Quality Control personnel enter the nonconformance into the corrective action system identifying the nonconforming product and lot number if applicable. qualification of personnel. Incoming Product Quality Quality Control is responsible for conducting verification inspections to ensure incoming materials meet customer specifications.Identification Identification of nonconforming product originates from inspection. internal testing. Inspection procedures are documented in the Receiving Inspection Process and on Incoming Inspection Form. procedures. (Section 8) Segregation Nonconforming product is segregated pending evaluation and disposition. including. the Quality Manager documents and communicates the intended verification arrangements and method of Page: 57 Page: 80 . processes/systems. Where needed. Purchasing information communicated to our suppliers contains the appropriate data needed to clearly and fully describe requirements for purchased materials and services. equipment. Production and other technical personnel may become involved in the evaluation and recommendation for disposition. perform the initial evaluation of nonconforming product in accordance with approved test and inspection procedures. As applicable. requirements for approval/qualification of product. and location where the nonconforming product is being held pending further review or disposition. where appropriate.

Page: 58 Page: 79 . and properly utilized The suitability of the fundamental process inputs must be assured. Appearance Items For parts designated by the customer as ´appearance itemsµ The Company provides. Masters for color. (SOP 8. Control plan The Quality Manager develops control plans at the system. drawings).product release related to verification activities performed at our suppliers· premises. appropriate resources. & texture and evaluation equipment are maintained in the QC laboratory. Personnel responsible for making appearance evaluations are qualified and competent to do so. as well as parts. accurate. monitored. employees. Employees must be equipped to perform the process properly through appropriate education. stored. and material level for the product supplied. and methods. gloss. Suspect product.e.that is. including suspect products. including lighting.4) Results are retained and available for customer review. the applicable control plan and design records (i. and processes must be measured. material. including processes producing bulk materials. so that they are not used or delivered to the customer (SOP 8. Our initial focus is to assure the quality of process inputs . subsystem. (Section 7): y For pre-launch and production that takes into account the design FMEA and manufacturing process FMEA outputs Layout inspection and functional testing Layout Inspection and Functional Testing is the responsibility of the Test Technician and Submissions Coordinator and is conducted according to customer requirements. grain. component. and controlled to assure effectiveness and/or to identify opportunities for improvement. Production and service provision Control of production and service provision We use a process-focused approach to plan and control operations and support services related to production and service provision.3). and issued. training. Equipment and facilities must be adequate. are provided for evaluation areas for appearance items. Documented procedures are available for the control of non-conforming materials and product. facilities and equipment. and certification. available.2. is considered non-conforming product until status can be confirmed. Material must meet specified requirements and be properly identified. including performance of color eyesight testing. which is product with unidentified status. (Section 6) Control of nonconforming product The Company procures raw materials and manufacture products that are defect free.

Nonconforming (or suspect) product is identified and controlled to prevent its inadvertent use. (Section 8) y y Ensures that productions across all shifts are staffed with personnel in charge of. and confirm that all critical parameters are in accordance with established requirements and specifications. The Quality Manager further ensures that control plans: List the controls used for manufacturing process control y Include methods for monitoring of control exercised over special characteristics defined by both The Company and the customer y Include customer-required information. supply sources or FMEA Work instructions y The Production Manager prepares appropriate work instructions for all employees having responsibility for processes that impact product quality and employee safety (Section 6). product samples are stored for a minimum of 3 years. and records have been maintained providing evidence of conformity with acceptance criteria and identifying the person(s) authorizing release. if any y Initiate the specified reaction plan when the process becomes unstable or not statistically capable y Are reviewed and updated when any change occurs affecting product. These records include final inspection authority. measurement logistics. Release Products are not released for further processing or delivery until we have objective evidence that all requirements have been met. Page: 78 Page: 59 .2. Additionally.4.Final Inspection and Test: All finished products and completed services are verified by final inspections/tests specified in the control plan and SOP 8. Evidence of Conformity Test and inspection records are maintained for a minimum of three years. The instructions are derived from sources such as the control plan and the product realization process and are accessible to the work areas where they are needed. This is responsibility if Program Manager. or delegated responsibility for product quality Tooling Management: The Company personnel maintain control over any work that is outsourced. identify. manufacturing process. Product Release and Delivery: Product is not normally released or delivered until all planned inspections and tests have been completed.

2. (Section 7) Job Set Up Verification Job set ups are verified per SOP 8. and verification activities. Receiving Inspection Incoming product is not used or processed until it has been inspected or otherwise verified as conforming to specified requirements in accordance with the control plan and/or documented procedures. tooling. and the required capability and inspection/test skills needed.4) includes receiving inspection.4 prior to commencing each new production run and/or when process changes are made. provides resources for their maintenance. and gauging.4).Verification of job set-ups Job set ups are verified prior to commencing each new production runs and when process changes are made. job set up verification.2. evaluation by accredited laboratories.4. evaluating. measurement means. and special consideration regarding monitoring and measurement of appearance items. final inspection and test. Work instructions governing set ups and related verifications are developed and available. in-process inspection. Page: 77 y y Management of production tooling As part of manufacturing process design. layout inspection and functional test. In-process Inspection Formal in-process inspections are performed by Quality Control personnel in accordance with the control plan and SOP 8. Methods used to verify incoming product from the supplier. (Section 7).2. or source inspections. the Program Manager provides resources and oversees efforts related to tool and gauge design. Preventive and predictive maintenance Per Section 6. and develops an effective total preventive maintenance system that at a minimum includes: y y Planned maintenance activities Packaging and preservation of equipment. the Plant Supervisor identifies key process equipment. Production personnel in accordance with the applicable control plan perform manufacturing process monitoring (Section 7 and 8). Availability of replacement parts for key manufacturing equipment Documenting. and improving maintenance objectives. such as receiving inspection or (SOP 8. (Section 7) The scope of our product monitoring and measurement system (SOP 8. (Section 8).2. and use statistical methods of verification where applicable. fabrication. The Production Manager establishes and implements a system for production Page: 60 .

Control plans and process flow diagrams are implemented to ensure adherence to the specified measurement techniques. When selecting product parameters to monitor compliance to internal and external requirements. Monitoring and measurement of product The Company has overall responsibility for planning and implementing inspection and test activities needed to verify product requirements are met at appropriate stages of the product realization process in accordance with the applicable control plan. (Section 7 and 8) Production personnel follow documented reaction plans when processes become unstable or no longer capable. The corrective action plan is reviewed with and approved by the customer. acceptance criteria. repair. product characteristics are determined leading to the types of measurement. including engineering change level Tool identification. suitable Page: 76 tooling management (or monitors these activities if any work is outsourced). sampling plans.control plans and/or job packs. preventive or other improvement action. (Section 7) Process Monitoring Processes are monitored by process operators per applicable instructions.(Section 8) Page: 61 . or disposal y Production scheduling The Production Manager schedules production to meet customer requirements and our goal to achieve 100% ontime delivery performance through a just in-time production control. For attribute data sampling. including: y y y y y Setup Storage and recovery Maintenance and repair facilities and personnel Tool changing programs for perishable tools Tool design modification documentation. The Quality Manager then initiates a corrective action plan indicating the timing and assigned responsibilities to assure the process becomes stable and capable. the acceptance level shall be Zero Defects. and reaction plans when acceptance criteria is not met. and requires application of a customer recognized or approved problem-solving approach (Section 8). Manufacturing and other appropriate personnel for the purpose of initiating appropriate corrective. such as production. Feedback on information from services The Managing Director collects and communicates servicing concerns to Engineering. defining the status.

the Program Manager. maintainability and availability) and appropriate reaction plans are included in Page: 75 Page: 62 . the Quality Manager will establish and implement a plan to verify the effectiveness The Production Manager ensures that production and service jobs are planned. plans. work instructions posted in areas where they are needed. Process capability study results. 8) to ensure they are effective and efficient (i. analyzes process performance (Section 8) and takes appropriate improvement.e. when planned results are not achieved. The Production Manager ensures that all appropriate information including final product specifications. corrective or preventive action (Section 8). team meetings. scheduled. In addition. where applicable. At a minimum. Corrective action is taken. managers with overall responsibility for carrying out a Quality/Environmental Systems process. including process monitoring and verification instructions and criteria developed during product quality planning and manufacturing process development (Section 7). as appropriate. and carried out in accordance with procedures detailed in SOP 7. ensures process studies are performed on all new product realization processes to verify process capability and provide additional input for process control. Monitoring and measurement of manufacturing processes As part of manufacturing process design. and specifications (including methods of production.Service Agreements with customer If there is a service agreement with the customer. measurement and test. raw material characteristics and the required product parameters. where applicable. we monitor and measure-manufacturing processes to ensure to ensure continuing process capability and suitable performance as specified by the customer part approval process (PPAP) requirements (Section 7). Process audits (Section 8) are carried out to monitor and. achieve desired results) and to identify opportunities for improvement. and through job specific information included in individual job packs. Acceptance criteria (as well as objectives for process capability. is provided to production personnel throughout the product and service provision process. and maintenance instructions) are documented. through our APQP/PPAP process. Information Information inputs to the process include both product characteristics and appropriate work instructions containing specific work methods and other pertinent information. Such information is provided through job schedules. measure the quality and environmental management system process. reliability.

and abilities of our employees and the complexity of the work process they are assigned to perform.1) The Quality Manager is responsible for planning and Page: 63 . Management is responsible for the area audited implement and timely corrective action to eliminate detected non-conformances and their causes. The ISO Management Representative maintains all internal audit records.( SOP 7.Auditor qualification Internal auditors are qualified to audit to ISO/TS 16949:2002 requirements (Section 6). controlled and evaluated (Section Page: 74 Work Instructions The need for work instructions is dependent upon the knowledge.5. Follow-ups are conducted to verify timely and effective implementation of the proposed action. Equipment The Plant Supervisor ensures the suitability and availability of all equipment. skills. including internal auditor training records. periodically reviews internal audit results as well as progress towards achievement of corporate level objectives aimed at improving overall Quality/Environmental Systems effectiveness and provides related recommendations for review by Top Management. (Section 5) Monitoring and measurement of processes We apply suitable methods for monitoring and measuring all Quality/Environmental Systems processes. ensures that production personnel monitor the quality of the work and that employees understand the procedures for reporting related problems and suspected nonconforming conditions. Engineering. facilities and tooling used for production and service operations-(Section 6) Monitoring and Measurement Devices The Quality Manager ensures that monitoring and measurement devices capable of meeting requirements are available for use during production and service provision (Section 7) Monitoring Activities The Production Manager. Audit checklists are prepared and used to aid in ensuring audit consistency and comprehensiveness. through Production Shift Supervisors. results of internal audits and related follow-ups. Quality and other technical personnel identify critical production and service work will provide process sheets included in the job pack or other information included in work instructions posted in areas where they are needed. Quality/Environmental Systems processes are documented measured. and initiate other appropriate action in response to opportunities for improvement identified by process participants or managers. Qualified personnel who do not have direct responsibility for the activity being audited carry out audits.

(Section 5) Validation of processes for production and service provision The Company defines processes in which results cannot be verified by subsequent monitoring or measurement as ´Special Processesµ. function. with a special emphasis on our ¶core· customer oriented processes and our unique product realization processes. The Program Manager has overall responsibility for ensuring ¶Special Processesµ are validated in accordance with procedures detailed in SOP 7.2. and improvement of Quality/Environmental Systems processes and systems. Delivery. (Section 8) The Quality/Environmental Systems process. As applicable. (Section 7) The Managing Director periodically reviews operational data and progress towards achieving of corporate level performance objectives and provides recommendations for review by Top Management.2 defines the criteria. (Section 8) SOP 8. measurement. y Page: 73 . (Section 8) Release. and Post-Delivery Processes Release of product is dependent on its compliance with all specifications and its ability to meet customer requirements including packaging. frequency and methods used for internal audits and define the responsibilities and requirements for planning and conducting audits. Responsible managers may also request that the audit be used to gather ´value addedµ data serving as input to aid in monitoring. and delivery. and is reviewed at least once annually to determine effectiveness. shipping. this includes any processes where deficiencies may become apparent only after the product is in use or the service has been delivered.2. as identified in the contract. scope.5. or quality system element under review is effective if it is achieving the desired results or established objectives.implementing in-process inspections needed to ensure process control and product quality. and for reporting results and maintaining records. arrangements are established: y Defining criteria for review and approval of the processes Approval of equipment and qualification of personnel Page: 64 Product audit Product audits are conducted at appropriate stages of production and delivery to verify conformance to all specified requirements contained in the control plan (Section 8). Internal Audit Plans Each of our key Quality/Environmental Systems processes.

including inspection and testing activities. in identifying any opportunity for improvement. as well as progress towards achievement of corporate level customer satisfaction improvement objectives (Section 5) and provides related recommendations for review by Top Management.3.1. The APQP Team Leader uses a production part approval process acceptable to our customer to validate that product realization processes are capable of achieving desired results in accordance with the APQP/ PPAP process detailed in SOP 7. production. Page: 65 Page: 72 . (Section 5) Internal audit The Company·s internal audit results are critical inputs to aid in assessing the effectiveness of our QEMS. The Company identifies the product by suitable means throughout product realization. ISO 14001. Quality/Environmental Management System Audit The Company conducts system audits. Identification and traceability ² Supplemental The identification and status of product is established and maintained during all product and service provision processes. Identification and traceability The Program Manager has overall responsibility for establishing and maintaining product identification throughout all stages of design.5. Where product traceability is a customer-specified requirement.Manufacturing process performance is monitored to demonstrate compliance with customer requirements for product quality and efficiency of the process. and revalidation Use of specific methods and procedures Validation of process for production and service provision ² Supplemental Process validation applies to all processes for production and service provision (Section 7) related to our products. appropriate controls and records are established. and in promoting awareness of customer requirements and effectiveness of the Quality/ Environmental Systems. and delivery in accord with procedures defined in SOP 7. Manufacturing process audit Audits of our key product realization processes are conducted annually to determine their effectiveness and performance and to identify opportunities for improvement (Section 8) y y Requirements for records. The Managing Director periodically reviews customer satisfaction survey data and other customer feedback (including complaints). installation. The propose of these audits is to verify that the quality/environmental system conforms to product realization arrangements and to the requirements of ISO/TS16949.

Incoming product received without part numbers is tagged or labeled in Receiving. protects. Overadjustments will be understood and utilized throughout the organization. and maintains appropriate traceability records in accordance with customer requirements. the Quality Manager plans for. damaged. warranty reviews. The Company identifies. The Quality Manager ensures that lost. tooling (including test/inspection tooling and equipment). Incoming material is received with labels indicating the assigned part numbers.1: Customer Satisfaction ² Supplemental Customer Satisfaction is a critical measurement of the performance of the quality management system. Measurements of customer satisfaction include evaluation of Customer feedback such as complaints. (Section 6) Monitoring and measurement Customer Satisfaction Customer satisfaction is the reason we exist. Where contractually required. (Section 7) Customer-owned production tooling All customer-owned production tooling is permanently marked so the ownership of each item is visible and can be determined. control (stability) process capability. or perform work will attend a Basic Statistics course containing an overview on basic concepts such as variation. returned goods. establishes. by applying the same process controls as we do to purchased product. Page: 71 Page: 66 . (Section 7) Customer property Customer property includes customer-owned material. QC Receiving personnel are responsible for verifying incoming material part numbers and date coding as detailed in the Receiving and Inspection Process. See Management Review Process.2. This drives our quality policy ´to meet or exceed customer requirementsµ. verify. Customer satisfaction data is analyzed and reported in management review meetings. customer performance ratings and delivered part quality. verifies. or unsuitable customer property is recorded and immediately reported to the customer. and maintains customer property provided for use or incorporation into the product. and intellectual property.Incoming material is assigned a part number. tools (including returnable packaging). (Section 8) Knowledge of Basic Statistical Concepts Employees using statistical tools to manage. The Managing Director has overall responsibility for identifying and reviewing customer requirements (Section 7) and for monitoring and measuring customer satisfaction per procedures contained in SOP 8.

External Laboratory The Quality Manager ensures external laboratories used for inspection. process monitoring and measurement.Laboratory Requirements ² Internal Laboratory The Company does not have an internal laboratory. Inventory turns and levels are goals defined within the business plan. and implement the monitoring. These activities include assessment of customer satisfaction. (See SOP 7. The Company uses an automated inventory management system to optimize inventory turns over time and assure stock rotation on a ¶first-infirst-out· (FIFO) basis. and preservation of product pending use or delivery. obsolete product (including expired age dated material. or calibration services are either acceptable to the customer or accredited to ISO 17025. measurement. the condition of stock is periodically assessed. (Section 7) Page: 70 Preservation of product The Plant Supervisor is responsible for preserving the conformity of the product during internal processing and delivery to the intended destination including identification.6 for calibration laboratories) 7. handling. SPC. conduct of internal audits. test. storage. Designated storage areas are designed to prevent damage. as applicable. and product monitoring and measurement.g. (Section 8) Advanced Shipping Notification (ASN) The Company utilizes an ASN to facilitate the electronic transfer of data utilized by our customers to: Page: 67 .1 and the AIAG ´Statistical Process Controlµ (SPC) reference manual.) is controlled as nonconforming product. Statistical techniques for on-going process control and improvement are established per SOP 8. A FIFO inventory system is used and regular tracking of inventory turns is reported at the management meeting. and protection. Analysis and Improvement General These sections describes how we define. packaging. Storage and inventory In order to detect deterioration. Further. Obsolete product is treated the same as nonconforming product and is appropriately identified and segregated to avoid using it for production. e. plan. Identification of Statistical Tools The Quality Manager ensures that statistical tools used to monitor Quality/ Environmental Systems processes are identified during quality planning and included control plans. deterioration. Measurement. and improvement activities needed to assure product and Quality/Environmental Systems conformity and achieve continual Quality/Environmental Systems improvement. analysis.

the Program Manager documents the method for confirming the ability of software to satisfy the intended application (Section 7) We define the processes employed for the on-going calibration. measuring. they are adjusted or re-adjusted as necessary and the validity of previous measuring results is documented. such as gage R & R studies. Calibration/verification records Records of the calibration verification activity for all gauges. actions taken are documented. uses/acceptance criteria and the action to be taken when results are unsatisfactory. In addition.y y y Determine and confirm goods in transit. frequency/method of checks. include: y Equipment identification. location. All monitoring and measuring devices that can affect product quality are identified and calibrated at prescribed intervals against certified equipment having a known valid relationship to internationally or nationally known standards. (Section 4 & 7) Measurement systems analysis The Quality Manager is responsible for selecting appropriate analytical methods and acceptance criteria which conform to the Measurement Systems Analysis manual. including employee and customer owned equipment. When monitoring and measuring devices are found to be out of calibration (or when calibration status is not known). corrective actions to remedy the situation and preclude its recurrence. Create an electronic invoice that will generate payment. (Section 8) Appropriate calibration records are maintained to document results of calibration activities and suitable indicators are used to show current calibration status. including appropriate Page: 68 y y Page: 69 . We identify and select monitoring and measuring devices and verify their capability of meeting such requirements prior to use. A number or other identifier is used to provide traceability to the device calibration record. control. and test equipment needed to provide evidence of product conformity to determined requirements. including the measurement standard against which the equipment is calibrated Revisions following engineering changes Statements of conformance to specification after calibration/verification Control of monitoring and measuring devices We determine the measurements to be made and the accuracy required to assure conformity of our product to specified requirements. and maintenance of monitoring and measuring devices including their identification. Verify and receive products into their system.

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