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Supplier Quality Requirements

The following clauses apply to all purchase orders:
QC01, QC02, QC03, QC04, QC05, QC06, QC07, QC08, QC09, QC10, QC11, and QC12.

The following clauses also apply to any purchase orders
for raw materials and/or hardware: QC13, and QC14.

The following clauses also apply to any purchase orders for outside processing: QC15, and QC16.

Quality Clause QC17, QC18 and/or QC19 also applies when called out on the PO.


Quality Code




Quality System

Supplier shall establish and maintain a Quality System acceptable to A.J. Metal Manufacturing, for the goods and/or services purchased under this purchase order. As a minimum, the supplier's Quality System must meet the requirements of ISO9001 or better. If facility is not certified to ISO9001 or better, buyer reserves the right to conduct surveillance at supplier's facility to make final determination that Supplier's Quality System meets the requirements, and/or supplier survey acceptance approval by the organization.


Sub-Contractor Flow Down

Supplier is required to flow down the requirements of this purchase order, including terms and conditions to the Supplier's subcontractors. Flow down of key characteristics is required when specified on the face of purchase order. Supplier is to notify A.J. Metal Manufacturing of changes in product and/or process, changes of suppliers, changes of manufacturing facility location and, where required, obtain organization approval within 24 hours.


Record Retention and Disposition

As a minimum, the Supplier is to retain documented information for at least 10 years from the date of shipment under each applicable order for all products/part numbers unless otherwise specified in the order. In special circumstances, the purchase order will identify the actual required number of years that the documented information should be maintained. After the minimum retention period is achieved, suppliers may disposition the documented information as archive or destroy at their discretion.


Packaging Protection

Supplier to package parts in a manner that will protect parts from any kind of damage. No metal to metal contact is ever allowed. In special circumstances, the purchase order may specify the manner the parts are to be packaged.


Right of Entry

A.J. Metal Manufacturing, our customers, and/or any applicable regulatory authority reserve the right to access the supplier’s applicable areas of all facilities, at any level of the supply chain, involved in the order and to all applicable records. Reason for access may include inspection of the item on order, status of the item, or reviewing quality records pertaining to the purchase order in question.


QMS Awareness

Suppliers Personnel must be made aware of:
• their contribution to product or service conformity;
• their contribution to product safety;
• the importance of ethical behavior.


Control & Monitoring Requirements

Suppliers must maintain a Quality Level ≥90% and an OTD level ≥90%. If levels drop below target, supplier will be notified and may be placed on conditional status or disapproved if not corrected.



Suppliers shall ensure the Foreign Object Debris/Damage (FOD) if any, is removed before the shipment wherever applicable will flow down this requirement to its sub-tier suppliers



The data attached/enclosed may contain information (including technology and technical data) which is subject to the U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). This information may not be exported, released, or disclosed to foreign persons either inside or outside the United States without first obtaining the proper U.S. export license or written authorization. In addition, the information and articles described herein are either patented or proprietary, and the copying or reproduction thereof is prohibited without A.J. Metal Manufacturing prior written consent.


Nonconformance/Corrective Action

The Supplier is to notify A.J. Metal Manufacturing of a Nonconformance prior to shipping parts. In addition, the Supplier will maintain a system of handling non-conformances and corrective actions.



The Supplier's equipment shall be calibrated in accordance NIST standard (ISO 17025/ISO 10012-1/ANSI Z540-1) traceable to national or international measurement standards.


Supplier Furnished Material

Supplier shall submit Chemical and Physical test reports in accordance with the latest material specifications and revision. Distributors must provide a certification verifying the materials traceability to the Mill test reports when supplied.


Parts Identification

The Supplier is to identify parts in accordance with purchase order requirements.


Part Number Serialization

All parts should have unique serial numbers assigned. Supplier is to maintain tractability throughout the production stage.


A.J. Metal Manufacturing Furnished Property

Supplier is to return all furnished property to A.J. Metal Manufacturing at the completion of the purchase order. Furnished property may include but not be limited to the following: drawings, mylars, process specification, tooling, fixtures, and excess raw material.


Special Processing Approval

The Supplier is to perform a special process on this purchase order. Special processing may include one of the following processes: heat-treating, stress relieving or Nondestructive testing. A.J. Metal Manufacturing shall identify the specific process specification and the end user on the purchase order. The Supplier should maintain its special process approval with the end user. If the Supplier is not currently approved for the specified process, it is the Supplier's responsibility to notify A.J. Metal Manufacturing immediately.


NADCAP Approval

Special processing NADCAP approval is required. The special process requirements will be listed on the actual purchase order.


First Article Inspection

The Supplier to submit a First Article per AS9102 with this purchase order. It should identify all the process specifications and dimensional data.



This purchase order deals with the drawing that identifies key characteristics. Both the Supplier and A.J. Metal Manufacturing should have established a control plan prior to the placement of this purchase order.

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