In Reply to Parent Post by Stubod
I am aware that control plans and FMEA's can be considered as intellectual property rights of the supplier using them. It is therefore not unreasonable for the supplier to stop this info going off site. We regularly use the customer to review these on site only and then they sign a sheet to say they have been reviewed....these then get added to the PPAP files....
Although I'm familiar with suppliers claiming proprietary rights for PFMEAs, I've never personally heard of one who wouldn't share a control plan. I've always considered this odd because a control plan is more likely to contain sensitive information. In any event, unless the withholding of PPAP information was agreed to contractually, the obliged to divulge control methods in the PPAP.
In the present case, it's a matter of discussion and negotiation between the OP's company and its supplier. Customers usually have the upper hand in these things, but not always and there are times when some form of compromise is necessary.