AS9100 Requirements for Supplier & Subtier Supplier Control
First time posting, so I hope I can portray my question in a non-newbee way.
We are an AS9100 facility that is going after PMA work. We are in the process of getting our first one, and I am in charge of our supply base. I am begining to butt heads with our PAH over establishing approved suppliers and what that intails. For non-aerospace supplying companies, it would seem prudent to do an on-site audit, seems given. However, for AS9100 facilities supplying the aerospace industry, what type of audits have you all done? My thinking is if a 3rd party has come in and audited a facility to AS9100, that only a few things need to be understood by the facility in order to be supplying into the PMA world. Then the question comes up of what about their supplier's suppliers. I have read through AC 21-43, and other texts, and it presents an issue of how much control, and how much before they are deemed approved. Curious to hear other's encounters.