Finally, a smoke signal from our auditor today letting me know that the evidence has been reviewed and the findings will be closed. WE HAVE RE-CERTIFIED!!!
Section 7.4.2 Purchasing Information
We added language to PO's to our calibration and validation suppliers with bullet-proof language about what they need to supply. We embedded this in our ERP system so that it prints whenever we generate a PO to these suppliers. The exact language is over in this thread
Also, we have our buyers signing every PO before it is filed. I have a gatekeeper that checks for signatures before filing. Before anyone hollers, we were already printing and filing a paper copy of (almost) every PO.
Section 188.8.131.52 Supplier Monitoring
I now have a checklist at incoming inspection so that if any of our Automotive Suppliers ship premium freight to us, and pay for it themselves, we can keep track of the "incidents". The number of "incidents" will be reported quarterly at Management Review.
Section 7.6.1 MSA
Redid all of my short-form attribute analysis for about 25 torque wrenches, oscilloscopes, and high pot testers. Also Icy Mt. is registered for for MSA manual training with AIAG on July 15th.
Section 7.6 Control of monitoring and measuring devices
We added a requirement for "don't mess" stickers to calibration PO language. Also, we added some language to the procedures to assure that battery changes, fuse replacements and such like on calibrated equipment are observed and recorded (and the "don't mess" sticker replaced).