1. QUALITY SYSTEMS
a) SUPPLIER shall maintain a quality management system which is acceptable and appropriate for the items supplied hereunder and shall comply with general industry standards. Items supplied shall meet the requirements of the applicable technical specifications and documentation (drawings, specifications, standards, etc.). It shall be the sole responsibility of the SUPPLIER to monitor that the technical specifications regarding materials, methods, form, fitness, and function are observed, whether or not the items have been manufactured by SUPPLIER or by any of SUPPLIER’S If no specific requirements are stated, good industry and craftsman-like practice shall be observed.
2. CERTIFICATION AND TRACEABILITY
a) If requested, the Certification of Analysis (“COA”) must accompany the items from SUPPLIER’S facility, and signed by an authorized representative of the SUPPLIER. Should such certification not accompany the shipment, items will be held in quarantine and no payment will be processed until the proper certification is received. CMT reserves the right to be supplied with and/or audit such certification on all new items purchased.
3. NONCONFORMING PRODUCT
a) In a case where an item/product is found to be nonconforming after being sent to CMT, the SUPPLIER must notify CMT immediately of the nonconforming item/product.
a) SUPPLY shall notify CMT of any changes to their products and/or processes, changes of suppliers, and changes of manufacturing facility location and obtain approval as required.
5. SUB TIER SUPPLIERS
a) As applicable, SUPPLIER shall flow down to sub tier suppliers the requirements in CMT purchasing documents, including critical items.
6. CUSTOMER SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
a) SUPPLIER must also adhere to any customer specific requirements. See purchase order if applicable.
7. SUPPLIER RECORDS
a) Records Control
i. The SUPPLIER shall maintain a documented procedure, maintaining and controlling Quality records in accordance with acceptable quality system standards. Upon request, SUPPLIER shall be capable of retrieving and delivering required records to CMT within 48 hours from time of request.
b) Records Retention
ii. Unless otherwise approved by CMT in writing, SUPPLIER shall maintain all records that provide objective evidence of compliance to CMT PO requirements for a minimum of 3 years after the last delivery of products and/or services listed on PO received CMT.
8. CORRECTIVE ACTION
a) SUPPLIER must have a system for Corrective Action. Corrective Action refers to an internal problem solving process initiated to prevent future delivery of defective product. Emphasis should be on identifying potential problems and implementing a solution at the source. Corrective action should be performed by an individual knowledgeable in the area or process that caused the defect. That person will conduct a failure analysis to identify the cause of the problem, propose and implement a solution.
b) The solution should be verified to ensure the problem is solved.
c) The SUPPLIER shall establish, document, implement and maintain a procedure to evaluate if nonconformities are based on human factors and if additional nonconforming parts exist.
d) SUPPLIER must provide a Corrective Action response within 10 calendar days. If a response is not received, a reminder call, email, or letter will be sent. If a Corrective Action is not responded to within 30 days of receipt, CMT reserves the right to terminate for cause any open purchase orders with the supplier. Unusual circumstances that require additional time to resolve should be arranged in advance by the supplier through CMT’s Quality department.
9. SAFETY DATA SHEET (S.D.S.)
a) If an S.D.S. is required for this material, the SUPPLIERshall include one copy of the S.D.S., and it shall be identifiable and provided with each shipment of the items furnished under this order.