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7.4.3 Verification of Purchased Product
NOTE: There are no new requirements in Verification of Purchased Product from the 1994 version.

The company shall establish and implement the inspection or other activities necessary for ensuring that purchased product meets specified purchase requirements.

Where the company or its customer intends to perform verification at the supplier's premises, the company shall state the intended verification arrangements and method of product release in the purchasing information.

This states that your company shall identify and implement the activities necessary for verification of purchased product. It adds that where the company or its customer performs verification activities at the supplier’s premises, the company shall specify the intended verification arrangements and the release method of the product in the purchasing information.

The following are samples of how some companies document their processes of verifying the processes of suppliers or their products/services at the supplier’s premises.

Sample A – No verification is performed or required.

Verification at our Suppliers Premises
At this time Company X does not perform verification at any of our supplier’s premises. Should the need be identified through Management Review (as part of our procedure for Management Responsibility) or Quality Planning (as part of our procedure for our Quality System), designated personnel will develop, document and implement suitable procedures.

Sample B – Verification of product is performed, but is limited:

Verification at our Suppliers Premises
Company X performs verification of suppliers as indicated on the Approved Supplier Listing. Verification is performed on product whenever the supplier has to re-start their processes. The requirement for verification activities at the supplier’s premises is included as part of the specified requirements contained in our Purchase Order. Refer to paragraph #.#, Purchasing Data.

Sample C – Verification of product is performed:

Verification is performed and recorded using a checklist provided by the supplier.
Company X ensures it has the most current version and is notified of changes according to our procedure for Document and Data Control. Where the results are unsatisfactory a Nonconformance Report is initiated according to our procedure for Element 8.3, Control of Nonconforming Product. The Checklist and copy of the Nonconformance Report are kept according to our procedure for Control of Quality Records.

Potential Audit Questions:

1) Does your company identify and implement the activities necessary for verification of purchased product?

2) Where your company verifies purchased product or services at its supplier’s premises, does your company specify verification arrangements and the method of product release in the purchasing documents?


   

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