Preservation of Raw Materials in ISO 9001:2015 Standard


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Our engineers where I work now complain the coils of thin aluminum are too old and have turned hard/brittle so we get splits in the stampings. But nobody has addressed an expiration date or age from coil production. The Eng Mgr just mumbles and changes the subject. Purchasing seems to be content with buying cheaper unknown age coils.

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You have a few issues to tackle. If this is a recurring problem, someone suitably qualified needs to investigate why you get splits. If it is down to the material properties/storage, then you need to have a specification written for the material that you are buying, and this may include requirements for the age of the material, supply of mill certificates etc. This would need to be followed by purchasing and checked at goods inward inspection. Your engineering manager needs to be working as part of a team, not changing the subject when something important is raised that requires his/her input


8.4.2 (as per above) is the clause regarding raw materials. So you need to determine how you manage these 'products'. For example, materials may need to be kept in temperature-controlled environments, or have shelf life, etc.

Let's take the shelf life as an example - An org could control it so that expired chemical is not used in the process through bar coding, rfid, or other process.

Many thanks for your comments. This was the doubt I had.
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