Ford Special Characteristics Communication and Agreement Form (SCCAF) provides production requirements?

Techilady

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Is it possible that production requirements are written into Ford's Special Characteristics Communication and Agreement Form (SCCAF) that override Ford's IATF requirement guidelines? Ford manual says QM Conformance of products and processes have No Ford Customer-Specific requirement, but in the SCCAF it's written for an SC that 'Certification Documentation needs to be provided by Tier 2 with every shipment'. It seems confusing. Has anyone else seen this kind of conflict?
 

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John C. Abnet

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Good day @Techilady ;
Contradictions within an OEM's own documentation are certainly not uncommon. For this reason (and numerous others) it is extremely helpful to have a strong relationship with your customer. In this cases, I would recommend reaching out to your customer and asking directly (it sounds as if you are 2nd tier?...therefore your customer would be the 1st tier?)

Always, however, be "armed" with the information/facts. In this case it is important to remember that CSR are "...linked to a specific clause ..." of IATF 16949. Therefore, there are numerous "other" requirements that are not CSR but are requirements none the less.

Here is a link to the Ford CSR...
https://www.iatfglobaloversight.org...01/Ford-IATF-CSR-for-IATF-16949-08Jan2021.pdf

Hope this helps.
Be well.
 

Johnnymo62

Haste Makes Waste
Ford does have other CSRs besides the one for IATF16949. There is a CSR for PPAPs that has some info about SCCAFs.
 

Johnnymo62

Haste Makes Waste
The Ford customer requirements, other than the IATF16949 CSRs, can be found on their Covisint portal or from your Ford STA Engineer.
 
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