Interpretation of Customer Specific Requirements of Continental - Records Retention

#1
Debate about the retention period of Records.

This is the Customer Specific Requirements of Continental. Kindly interpret what does it mean.
"The Supplier shall be obligated to document and maintain Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) documentation, annual layout and validation records, tooling records, traceability records, engineering records, corrective action records, quality performance records and inspection and test results. in minimum the listed documents shall be archived over at least 15 years after Continental production has been terminated and tooling scrap authorization has been granted. Records shall be available to Continental upon request. The above periods are considered "minimum". All retention times shall meet or exceed the above requirements and any governmental requirements."

I undertand that counting of 15 years is after the transaction of continental to us, been terminated.
 
Elsmar Forum Sponsor

AMIT BALLAL

Trusted Information Resource
#2
Re: Interpretation for the Records Retention

Hi!

Counting starts after production is stopped, tooling scrapping decision is made with approval from Continental.


:2cents:
Thanks,
Amit
 

Ninja

Looking for Reality
Trusted Information Resource
#3
Re: Interpretation of Customer Specific Requirements of Continental - Records Retenti

Totally agree with Amit

15yr clock starts:

after Continental production has been terminated and tooling scrap authorization has been granted.
Not your production for Continental, but Continental's production...AND when they have signed off to scrap the tooling (which always comes later, and has a date by the signature).

Digitize the records, store them on a RAID5 drive. Cheap, easy, no space wasted.
 

BoardGuy

Quite Involved in Discussions
#4
Re: Interpretation of Customer Specific Requirements of Continental - Records Retenti

Please remember that a contract is a two ways street and it is within you business rights to counter this requirement based on your needs also. In this case you could counter with 15 year retention after last order placed for procured part number.
 

Ninja

Looking for Reality
Trusted Information Resource
#5
Re: Interpretation of Customer Specific Requirements of Continental - Records Retenti

IMO, storage is so cheap and easy these days...it can cost more to negotiate than to just say "yes".
 

BoardGuy

Quite Involved in Discussions
#6
Re: Interpretation of Customer Specific Requirements of Continental - Records Retenti

IMO, storage is so cheap and easy these days...it can cost more to negotiate than to just say "yes".
In essence this relates not to storage costs but the cost of managing the stored items and being able to retrieve the data in the future. Remember Microfiche and 5 ½ floppies? We are in business to protect our companies by negotiating contacts fairly to the benefit of both parties.
 

Ninja

Looking for Reality
Trusted Information Resource
#7
Re: Interpretation of Customer Specific Requirements of Continental - Records Retenti

Understood.
I'm in business to make money. That's why I suggested what I did. It's only one way to skin the cat, there are countless others including negotiating revised requirements.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
D IATF16949 - Interpretation of Customer Requirements clauses Elsmar Cove Forum Suggestions, Complaints, Problems and Bug Reports 2
R ASTM A967 Testing Interpretation - No Customer Requirements Manufacturing and Related Processes 3
M TS 16949 - 8.3.4 - Customer Waiver - What is your interpretation? IATF 16949 - Automotive Quality Systems Standard 15
B Customer Documents - TS 16949:2002 Clause 7.2.3.1 Interpretation IATF 16949 - Automotive Quality Systems Standard 7
QMMike Tolerance block on customer drawing - Major interpretation problem with customer Inspection, Prints (Drawings), Testing, Sampling and Related Topics 25
Q Customer's Interpretation vs. TS16949 clause 7.4.1.2 Supplier Development Requirement Supplier Quality Assurance and other Supplier Issues 70
D Registrars review Customer Complaints - QS-9000, Appendix B.6 Interpretation Customer Complaints 29
A Interpretation of GMP Requirements for class 1 medical device manufacturer (device GMP exempt, only General controls applicable) 21 CFR Part 820 - US FDA Quality System Regulations (QSR) 4
P MDR Rule 10 interpretation - Active Device EU Medical Device Regulations 3
Q % Study variation low, % tolerance high - GR&R Interpretation help Gage R&R (GR&R) and MSA (Measurement Systems Analysis) 3
A Interpretation with regards to Ppk > Cpk Capability, Accuracy and Stability - Processes, Machines, etc. 14
A OHSAS 18001 external auditor finding personal interpretation? Occupational Health & Safety Management Standards 5
A OEM branding - My interpretation of the LVD Directive makes us a manufacturer CE Marking (Conformité Européene) / CB Scheme 3
P Average Peel Strength - Interpretation of BS EN 868-5:2018 and ASTM F0088/F0088M Other Medical Device Related Standards 2
B ISO 50001 Interpretation of section 3.3.9 (Outsourcing) ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 5
K Interpretation of significant change - material change Canada Medical Device Regulations 3
R MDR Software Rule 11 Formal Interpretation EU Medical Device Regulations 7
A IATF Sanctioned Interpretation No. 7 - Type and Extent of Control (supplemental) IATF 16949 - Automotive Quality Systems Standard 4
F Interpretation of MDR 2017/745 Article 23 - CE Mark Requirements EU Medical Device Regulations 8
U Hand-Held dosing device has no PATIENT - Interpretation of the PATIENT definition IEC 60601 - Medical Electrical Equipment Safety Standards Series 6
G Medical Device "Immediate Container" Interpretation of Definition US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 2
A Interpretation of Article 16 (2b) - Packaging, samples and Certificate EU Medical Device Regulations 10
D EU MDR Corrigendum Interpretation EU Medical Device Regulations 3
M Informational MDCG 2019-3 Interpretation of Article 54(2)b – Pre- market clinical evaluation consultation procedure with the involvement of expert panels Medical Device and FDA Regulations and Standards News 0
G EU MDR 2017/745 Rule 11 interpretation - Re-classification of a Software as Medical Device Other Medical Device Related Standards 0
JoshuaFroud Interpretation of Clause 5.5.2 in ISO 13485:2016 ISO 13485:2016 - Medical Device Quality Management Systems 2
qualprod P x I = Value interpretation for residual risk? ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 1
T CSA Z299.3-85 Nuclear interpretation AS9100, IAQG, NADCAP and Aerospace related Standards and Requirements 2
D VDA Trigger Matrix in the VDA 6.2 Manual - Interpretation and Use VDA Standards - Germany's Automotive Standards 3
S Interpretation or Definition of ‘Once Every 5 Days’ ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 7
N What is the interpretation I-MR-R chart in this question? Statistical Analysis Tools, Techniques and SPC 1
E ME (Medical Equipment) Systems - IEC 60601-1 Clause 16.1 Interpretation IEC 60601 - Medical Electrical Equipment Safety Standards Series 6
P IATF 16949 Cl. 7.1.5.2.1 "Calibration/Verification Records" Interpretation IATF 16949 - Automotive Quality Systems Standard 12
B Clarification on interpretation of some EN ISO 14971:2012 & IEC 62304:2006 req's ISO 14971 - Medical Device Risk Management 46
M IATF 16949 - 7.1.3.1 Plant, Facility, and Equipment Planning - Interpretation IATF 16949 - Automotive Quality Systems Standard 8
R Location Interpretation on Drawing - Hole to Hole? Inspection, Prints (Drawings), Testing, Sampling and Related Topics 7
T TS 16949 Clause 7.4.1.2 and Sanctioned Interpretation IATF 16949 - Automotive Quality Systems Standard 12
D Interpretation of new IAQG ruling - Audit duration for nonconformance verification AS9100, IAQG, NADCAP and Aerospace related Standards and Requirements 7
K Interpretation of IEC 60601-1-2 Electromagnetic Compatibility – Requirements & tests IEC 60601 - Medical Electrical Equipment Safety Standards Series 4
S Heat Treatment - Soaking time interpretation Manufacturing and Related Processes 5
D Interpretation of DOE interaction plot Using Minitab Software 8
A Training material for interpretation & understanding Part 11 requirements 21 CFR Part 820 - US FDA Quality System Regulations (QSR) 2
L Interpretation of "Any or All"'? IEC 60601 - Medical Electrical Equipment Safety Standards Series 10
G Interpretation of phrase - "Direct Authority" EASA and JAA Aviation Standards and Requirements 5
pittmatj Brazil: Interpretation of RDC 185 Other Medical Device Regulations World-Wide 6
D What is your understanding or interpretation of TS16949 7.4.1.2 IATF 16949 - Automotive Quality Systems Standard 6
M Interpretation of Plus/Minus Draft - Injection Molded Parts Inspection, Prints (Drawings), Testing, Sampling and Related Topics 10
E FDA Significant Change Interpretation - Guidance Document EU Medical Device Regulations 2
0 ISO 9001:2008 interpretation not the same per country? (Netherlands and France) ISO 9000, ISO 9001, and ISO 9004 Quality Management Systems Standards 7
M Multiple Standard Interpretation Queries Occupational Health & Safety Management Standards 4

Similar threads

Top Bottom