QS9000 and Conformance Testing



We have some requirements for Conformance testing in out QS9000 procedures. They seemed to have been grandfathered in there from customer requirements which are in customer specs. On revisiting actual APQP, PPAP, and QS9000 3rd edition manuals, I do not find any reference to conformance testing as a QS9000 requirement. Does anyone know if the requirement is in there somewhere or could I safely remove this from our QS 9000 procedure.


Spaceman Spiff

if it is in your customer spec, then you have to do it. It is all part of your contract review.