Purchasing Procedure - Where to put Material Request in the Procedure
Here's a good one for all of you QS/ISO gurus. We are a job shop/machine on the "fly" shop. We also do automotive production on a smaller level. Now, with that breif background, let's get into the mess. We do have a procedure for Purchasing and so on that has been approved by a registrar. Here's the case: In the beginning, before certification, there was the P.O., the P.O. was used as sole purchasing document. Mr. P.O. was reviewed and signed prior to order, and all was well. Then, 6 months later, things began to change. Now, Mr. P.O. has another friend, Mr. Material Req. Mr. Material Req. is used by Operations Managers to "plan" or "project" what materials are needed for specific jobs. Once Mr. Material Req. is completely filled out, the Purchasing Agent can review him. Once reviewed, Mr. P.O. is then created using the data gathered from Mr. Material Req. My question to you guys is, how do I implement and where do I implement Mr. Material Req. into my procedure,err,or do I even need to??? Pardon my explination, but I'm married to a Kindergarten Teacher!!
A Confused dude,