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Old 16th December 2006, 09:38 AM
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Question TS 16949 Contingency Plan Requirements

Has anyone come up with a simpler, cheaper method of satisfying 6.3.2 without setting up a duplicate production line, or stocking several months of finished goods? Our Manufacturing facility is in Mexico, but we are in Frederick, MD.

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Old 16th December 2006, 10:03 AM
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Has anyone come up with a simpler, cheaper method of satisfying 6.3.2 without setting up a duplicate production line, or stocking several months of finished goods? Our Manufacturing facility is in Mexico, but we are in Frederick, MD.

Thanks,

Mike S.
Point 6.3.2 says " Contingency plans -The organization shall prepare contingency plans to satisfy customer requirements in the event of an emergency such as utility interruptions, labour shortages, key equipment failure and field returns".

Do you have any other facility besides Mexico ? Is the Frederick plant also a manufacturing site ?

If tahts the case, it becomes simple. In case of utility interruptions, you can have rest back on alternatives like generators etc. while in case of natural disasters or say fire, labour shortages, you can have Frederick as a backup.

In our case, we have identified our backups to other plants in Asia.
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Old 16th December 2006, 10:35 AM
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Re: TS 16949 Contingency Plan Requirements

qualityalways---Thanks for your input.

Unfortunately, Frederick is only a support site. We do the purchasing, design engineering, sales and marketing, etc. I know Mexico will get the certification, as they are the manufacturing site, but I don't know how to economically satisfy that requirement.

Mike S.
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Old 16th December 2006, 11:41 AM
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Re: TS 16949 Contingency Plan Requirements

Mike,

I am attaching an example of Volvo requirements for your reference. In the Contingency Plans, they have not mentioned any thing about manufacturing plants.
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Old 16th December 2006, 11:47 AM
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qualityalways---Thanks for your input.

Unfortunately, Frederick is only a support site. We do the purchasing, design engineering, sales and marketing, etc. I know Mexico will get the certification, as they are the manufacturing site, but I don't know how to economically satisfy that requirement.

Mike S.
Your contingency plan might be different from someone else's, but it's going to be hard to sell a plan without at least a provision for safety stock. Carrying inventory is just part of doing automotive business. You probably have daily or weekly output requirements, and the question is, if the lines stop producing, how will you continue to fulfill those requirements? You have to have (A) backup production capability, (B) safety stock, or (C) a waiver from your customer(s).

By the way, this really doesn't have much to do with 16949; if you make commitments to your customers, you're going to be expected to fulfill them.
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Old 16th December 2006, 11:54 AM
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Mike,

I am attaching an example of Volvo requirements for your reference. In the Contingency Plans, they have not mentioned any thing about manufacturing plants.
Thanks for the attachment.

Note that the Volvo plan says,
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The nature of the problem shall be communicated...and immediate actions take to assure supply of products...
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While Volvo says nothing specific about how the continuing flow of product happens, it still has to happen.
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Old 20th December 2006, 04:40 AM
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Re: TS 16949 Contingency Plan Requirements

look at here, mybe it helps also
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Old 20th December 2006, 05:10 AM
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look at here, mybe it helps also
Hi Buetze, thanks for the wonderful attachment. mIts very informative. However, one quick question - the RPN is mentioned as maximum 125. From where did you get this figure ? Is it mentioned anywhere ?
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