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Supplier Performance Management : SPM is the aggregate of all tasks necessary to ensure SUPPLIERS ALWAYS DELIVER QUALITY PRODUCT ON TIME

Supplier Performance Management is a best practice system used to analyze, manage and measure the Performance of a supplier. This practice drives continuous improvement, alleviate risks and cut costs with the ultimate goal of quality products being delivered, on time.

Verify Inc defines the six phases as….

  1. Supplier Qualification and Selection
  2. Requirements Flow Down
  3. Planning & Product Qualification
  4. Verification & Validation
  5. Performance Monitoring
  6. Performance Improvement

Supplier Management is overseeing and planning for the overhaul of a critical situation at a supplier. Qualified Verify resources investigate the issues present and develop a relationship with the supplier to improve the product or service provided. Capability, capacity, and readiness are measured before and after actions taken to ensure future performance.

Delegation Management is the customer use of a point of contact or chain of command for responsibility and authority to carry out delegated activities such as source inspection in accordance with AS9117.  Managing supplier delegation of source inspection includes supplier selection/qualification, maintenance, and removal of any delegated suppliers. Verify undertakes supply chain responsibility for delegation and works on behalf of the customer to coordinate and manage source inspection activities.

Delegation Management is the customer use of a point of contact or chain of command for responsibility and authority to carry out delegated activities such as source inspection in accordance with AS9117.  Managing supplier delegation of source inspection includes supplier selection/qualification, maintenance, and removal of any delegated suppliers. Verify undertakes supply chain responsibility for delegation and works on behalf of the customer to coordinate and manage source inspection activities.

From the IAQG: A structured process that drives a quality focused approach to product development through the use of a phased planning process within which specific deliverables are established, monitored, and tracked to closure, while highlighting and mitigating risks as they are identified.

The AS9145 Aerospace standard was created to establish the aviation, space, and defense (ASD) process requirements for two of the core tools: Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).  The current version was published in 2016.

The objective of APQP is to produce a quality plan that supports the development of a product or service that will satisfy the customer and produce an approved Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) in accordance with AS 9145.  Qualified Verify resources and the necessary infrastructure is provided to consult, train suppliers, plan, and conduct all APQP activities – either on behalf of the customer and / or supplier.

Effective deployment of PPAP establishes confidence in suppliers and their production processes, by means of demonstrating that the supplier properly understands all customer engineering design-record and specification requirements and that the process has the potential to produce product consistently meeting these requirements during an actual production run at the quoted production rate in accordance with AS 9145.  Qualified Verify resources are deployed to consult, train suppliers as necessary, oversee or directly deploy PPAP requirements at the supplier’s facility.

First-Article Inspections are a complete, independent, and documented physical and functional inspection to verify that prescribed production methods have produced an acceptable item as specified by engineering drawings, planning, purchase order, engineering specifications, and/or other applicable design documents in accordance with AS 9102.  Qualified Verify resources and the necessary infrastructure is provided to consult, train suppliers, plan, and conduct all FAI activities including package preparation and subsequent customer validations.  An approved FAI is an integral element of the approved Production Part Approval Process (PPAP). For more information, please click here.

A documentation package with forms for a part number, sub-assembly, or assembly, including associated FAI results, as defined by this standard.. [9102]

From the IAQG  : A planned, complete, independent, and documented inspection and verification process to ensure that prescribed production processes have produced an item conforming to engineering drawings, Digital Product Definition (DPD), planning, purchase order, engineering specifications, and/or other applicable design documents [9102]

Product Site Transfers involve the complete relocation of the manufacture of a specific product line from one location to another.  Verify engineering talent is engaged with both manufacturing facilities to act as the liaison between sites and ensure effective transfer of production within the required timeframe.  High level project management skills are essential.

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In Aerospace, Supplier Funded Initiatives (SFI) is the cost acceptance by the supplier for recovery when that supplier is unable to perform to defined customer requirements. Based on specific supplier circumstances, SFI include, but are not limited to Source Inspection, Expediting and Delivery Assurance, Supplier Recovery and Supplier Development tasking performed by Verify qualified resources.  The SFI should always include a clearly defined scope of work and exit requirements agreed by both the customer and supplier.  In addition to providing the qualified resource to perform the task, Verify may also provide the necessary program infrastructure such as planning, process controls, forms, online management systems, reporting, and performance analytics – based on the customer requirements.

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