The Supplier requirements below apply to all Suppliers and sub-tier Suppliers to MRD providing raw materials, manufactured components and products as well as performing material processing such as, but not limited to: heat treating; chemical processing; surface enhancements; nondestructive and destructive testing; coatings; welding; and nonconventional machining processes. Acceptance of a Purchase Order from MRD binds the Supplier to the Terms and Conditions listed in the Purchase Order and the requirements listed in this document. The Supplier is not authorized to outsource any portion of the Purchase Order requirements unless specifically authorized by MRD and must flow down these requirements to any sub-tier Suppliers. Note that these requirements correspond with the requirements of MRD’s customers and with the requirements of AS9100D, Clause 8.4.3.

a. the processes, products, and services to be provided including the identification of relevant technical data (e.g., specifications, drawings, process requirements, work instructions)

Refer to MRD’s Purchase Order and / or the Acknowledgement provided by Supplier

b. the approval of: products and services; methods, processes, and equipment; the release of products and services;

Each shipment must be accompanied by one legible copy of a statement of conformance unless otherwise noted in the Purchase Order. A certificate of conformance (C of C), supplied with the shipment must provide at a minimum: Supplier name, part number, purchase order number, quantity of parts, engineering revision, serial numbers (if applicable), and title and signature of authorized Supplier representative.

-Material certifications shall show quantitative analysis of each element and physical testing as required by specifications referenced. Certifications must reference all related specifications required by a drawing and list full chemical/physical properties and source.

-Certification of heat treatment must show the type of treatment and specifications, hardness range, percentage of parts tested, tensile test results (as applicable by part), type of test performed, specifications and any other information required by the drawing/specifications. A laboratory performing a test shall be identified and any certifications signed by tester. Name of heat treat Supplier must be shown.

-Passivation Certificate of Conformance must reference the process specification used. Magnetic Particle Inspection/Penetrant Inspection Certificates shall reference specifications used, number of pieces tested, with results and signed by a certified tester and must indicate level to which it is certified.

-Traceability for Raw Material is required and shall be retained and provided to MRD with product.

c. competence, including any required qualification of persons;

Supplier will ensure that employees and people working on its behalf are competent and trained in accordance with the requirements of AS9100D or applicable standards and methods.

d. the Supplier’s interactions with the MRD;

In addition to the other requirements recorded within this document, Suppliers shall hold all information received from MRD confidence and no third party request for information will be authorized unless approved, in writing, by MRD.

e. control and monitoring of Supplier’s performance to be applied by MRD;

MRD will score Suppliers based on Quality, Delivery, and/or Service. Suppliers will be issued corrective actions as warranted. Suppliers demonstrating 3 or more late shipments or corrective actions in a single quarter will be reviewed at Management review meetings for increased action at Management’s discretion. Any outcomes will be documented in Management Review Meeting Minutes. Suppliers that fail to perform in these areas may receive further Corrective Actions and may be considered for probation or removal from MRD’s Approved Supplier List.

f. verification or validation activities that MRD, or its customer, intends to perform at Supplier’s premises;

MRD and its customers reserve the right to perform verification and/or validation activities at the Supplier’s premises.

g. design and development control;

Design and development control does not apply to MRD’s Suppliers.

h. special requirements, critical items, or key characteristics;

As per the requirements of AS9100D Supplier is responsible for the validation, and periodic revalidation, of the ability to achieve planned results of the processes for production and service provision, where the resulting output cannot be verified by subsequent monitoring or measurement.

i. test, inspection, and verification (including production process verification);

For calibration Purchase Orders, all gauges and instruments must be calibrated using standards whose accuracies are traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the General Conference of Weights and Measures, or fundamental or natural physical constants. All provided calibration certifications must specifically state this traceability. Supplier will maintain a quality/inspection system that will ensure all goods and services conform to contract requirements whether manufactured or processed by Supplier or procured from Sub-Tier Suppliers and that fully complies with the requirements of AS9100D.

j. the use of statistical techniques for product acceptance and related instructions for acceptance by the organization;

k. the need to:

− implement a quality management system;

− use customer-designated or approved external providers, including process sources (e.g., special processes);

− notify the organization of nonconforming processes, products, or services and obtain approval for their disposition;

− prevent the use of counterfeit parts (see 8.1.4);

− notify the organization of changes to processes, products, or services, including changes of their external providers or location of manufacture, and obtain the organization’s approval;

− flow down to external providers applicable requirements including customer requirements;

− provide test specimens for design approval, inspection/verification, investigation, or auditing;

− retain documented information for at least 10 years and dispose of documents in an approved manner

l. the right of access by the organization, their customer, and regulatory authorities to the applicable areas of facilities and to applicable documented information, at any level of the supply chain;

m. ensuring that persons are aware of:

− their contribution to product or service conformity;

− their contribution to product safety;

− the importance of ethical behavior.