Supplier Requirements

Strict Quality Requirements for Suppliers

Our quality promise to our customers means we need the same commitment and involvement from our suppliers. We believe in strong, mutually beneficial relationships with our supply chain. We welcome new domestic supplier inquiries.

All approved external providers of products or services shall understand Acorn Assemblies QMS requirements.

Our Requirements

When working with us, we require that providers adhere to the following:

10 years of records

Provider is required to maintain control of quality records for a minimum of 10 years unless stated otherwise on PO.

Product Verification

Provider shall provide verification of the product including objective evidence of product quality (C of C).

Non-conformance Notification

In the event that nonconforming product has been inadvertently shipped, provider shall notify Acorn Assembly ASAP and obtain organization approval for nonconforming product disposition.

Perishable Materials

Perishable material must be clearly identified with the date of manufacture and date of expiration and have at least 50% of shelf life remaining at time of delivery.

Counterfeit Protection

Provider shall have a program in place to preclude, detect and remove any counterfeit product parts or materials.

FOD-free Products

Provider shall have a process in place to assure FOD free products (foreign object debris) are delivered to Acorn Assembly.

Performance Criteria

Providers will be evaluated on Quality & OTD at a minimum and maintain a rating of 7 (out of 10). A rating of < 7 will result in a SCAR.

Internal Audit

Outsourced internal auditors require a valid auditor certificate

Required Equipment

Provider shall provide/maintain measuring and test equipment required to assure conformance to Acorn Assembly PO requirements along with a corrective action process to eliminate causes of nonconformities in order to prevent recurrence.

Change Notification

Provider shall notify Acorn Assembly in writing of any process/product changes that could impact form, fit or function and obtain Acorn Assembly approval, and to also notify Acorn Assembly in writing of any significant organizational or facility changes. Provider shall not ship any product that does not meet all drawing and PO requirements without prior written Acorn Assembly approval.

Right of entry

Acorn Assembly has the right of entry to all provider facilities to determine and verify product quality and accessibility to all quality records.

Hazardous Materials

Hazardous materials shall be clearly identified as such and the supplier shall provide safety data sheets with first delivery.

Packaging Best-practice

Product and materials shall be packaged using the best commercial practices to prevent damage, deterioration and degradation unless special packaging is noted on the PO.

Requirements Flow-down

Provider shall flow down the requirements of this specification along with any other requirements specified on the Acorn Assembly PO as required to assure compliance with this process.

Equipment Calibration

Measurement equipment to be calibrated to manufacturer standards and in compliance with ISO 17025 latest revision.

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