In Reply to Parent Post by morteza
May you give me some examples for sorting and sequencing (stated in NOTE 1, under clause 7.4.1) in automotive industry?
Both of these terms refer to services performed by suppliers. Sometimes when a nonconforming product is discovered by a customer, a requirement for controlled shipping is invoked, which might involve having manufactured lots sorted by a third party service.
"Sequencing" is a just-in-time process involving suppliers structuring their shipments such that (for example) components are provided in the sequence needed by a production line. This might involve populating racks with parts identified and arranged in sequence. This service is also sometimes performed by third parties who will (either in the customer's facility or another location) consolidate product from multiple suppliers and provide it to the customer in sequenced order.