Upgrading to AS9120A - Configuration Management

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tfisher

#1
Hello everyone. Great forum!

I run the quality systems for an industrial distribution company. We've been ISO 9001 registered for over 10 years and have been AS9120 for going on 2 years. I'm in the process of getting ready for the upgrade to AS9120A which brings me to the lovely topic of configuration management which is now part of AS9120.

I don't want to overly complicate things, so I'm looking for a little advice on what's the most basic way for me to handle it.

In our business, we strictly buy and sell. We do not manufacture or modify anything ourselves. It simply passes through. Occasionally, our customer will have us forward a part to be modified to a print before they receive it. We always track the print revision and have each print tied to the orders. We always send a new print with any such request.

Obviously, I'm going to create a procedure to cover the configuration management process, but again, as we don't make or modify anything ourselves and the vast majority of product simply flows through us, I don't want to make things any more complicated than necessary.

Thanks in advance to anyone that takes their time to reply. I truly appreciate it.

Take care.:)

Todd
 
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#2
Hello everyone. Great forum!

I run the quality systems for an industrial distribution company. We've been ISO 9001 registered for over 10 years and have been AS9120 for going on 2 years. I'm in the process of getting ready for the upgrade to AS9120A which brings me to the lovely topic of configuration management which is now part of AS9120.

I don't want to overly complicate things, so I'm looking for a little advice on what's the most basic way for me to handle it.

In our business, we strictly buy and sell. We do not manufacture or modify anything ourselves. It simply passes through. Occasionally, our customer will have us forward a part to be modified to a print before they receive it. We always track the print revision and have each print tied to the orders. We always send a new print with any such request.

Obviously, I'm going to create a procedure to cover the configuration management process, but again, as we don't make or modify anything ourselves and the vast majority of product simply flows through us, I don't want to make things any more complicated than necessary.

Thanks in advance to anyone that takes their time to reply. I truly appreciate it.

Take care.:)

Todd
Can someone help Todd?

Thank you!!

Stijloor.
 

michellemmm

Quest For Quality
#3
Hello everyone. Great forum!

I run the quality systems for an industrial distribution company. We've been ISO 9001 registered for over 10 years and have been AS9120 for going on 2 years. I'm in the process of getting ready for the upgrade to AS9120A which brings me to the lovely topic of configuration management which is now part of AS9120.

I don't want to overly complicate things, so I'm looking for a little advice on what's the most basic way for me to handle it.

In our business, we strictly buy and sell. We do not manufacture or modify anything ourselves. It simply passes through. Occasionally, our customer will have us forward a part to be modified to a print before they receive it. We always track the print revision and have each print tied to the orders. We always send a new print with any such request.

Obviously, I'm going to create a procedure to cover the configuration management process, but again, as we don't make or modify anything ourselves and the vast majority of product simply flows through us, I don't want to make things any more complicated than necessary.

Thanks in advance to anyone that takes their time to reply. I truly appreciate it.

Take care.:)

Todd
Hi Todd,

How do you make sure the customer receives as ordered products in terms of product configuration?

How do you ensure that the supplier has an adequate configuration management system?

How do you assure the correct documentations and specifications are checked in and checked out?

How do you control CM artifacts?

These are a few areas I would focus...
 

dsanabria

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#4
Hello everyone. Great forum!

I run the quality systems for an industrial distribution company. We've been ISO 9001 registered for over 10 years and have been AS9120 for going on 2 years. I'm in the process of getting ready for the upgrade to AS9120A which brings me to the lovely topic of configuration management which is now part of AS9120.

I don't want to overly complicate things, so I'm looking for a little advice on what's the most basic way for me to handle it.

In our business, we strictly buy and sell. We do not manufacture or modify anything ourselves. It simply passes through. Occasionally, our customer will have us forward a part to be modified to a print before they receive it. We always track the print revision and have each print tied to the orders. We always send a new print with any such request.

Obviously, I'm going to create a procedure to cover the configuration management process, but again, as we don't make or modify anything ourselves and the vast majority of product simply flows through us, I don't want to make things any more complicated than necessary.

Thanks in advance to anyone that takes their time to reply. I truly appreciate it.

Take care.:)

Todd


From The AIQG website:

7.1.1 / 7.5.3 - Configuration Management
Addition:
Deemed applicable to Distributors
Structured in line with ISO 10007 requirements

Rationale:
Focuses configuration management on the product and how it is sustained throughout product realization

Implementation/Audit Considerations:
Some level of configuration management is expected for all products at all levels of the supply chain in compliance with exclusion criteria (see clause 1.2)

ok

Some companies have a traveler, Shop order, etc that provides information as to how receive, re-package, identify it, inspected .... That process should include:
statutory and regulatory requirements,
criticality in terms of risks and safety,
new or modified technology, design or development,
interfaces with other configuration items,
changes to drawings and disposition
procurement conditions, and
support and service.
 
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Mary2962

#5
Our company is AS9120 certified and our Configuration Management consists largely of what we consider probably the most important aspects of our product realization - traceability. Since we make or modify nothing, this, along with procurement contitions, test results, statutory and regulatory requirements and of course packaging and shipping, becomes our product configuration and planning.
 
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rk43110

#6
do you have an Procedure you could share with me that covers config magt. for distributors that do not modify products-simple in and out?
 
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Mary2962

#7
Sorry to have seen this so late... I don't get on much!

We have a database with input concerning PO / Part Number / Regulatory / Serial #/ C of C information etc., etc. This input ocurrs througout product realization. Our Packing Notes and our own accompanying C of C are printed with information from this database and matched up with product as it is received in and shipped out. Release consists of a signature documenting that identification and traceability (configutation management) activities, along with visual inspection, have been performed before shipment.

I hope this helps you a bit.
 
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