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Dawn
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posted 10 November 1998 08:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dawn   Click Here to Email Dawn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What exactly is needed on the subcontractor list for evaluating subcontractors.
Our list is extremely lengthy, including box companies, Starret gage suppliers (buying from a catalog), etc.
Can anyone specify exactly what we evaluate and what we don't?
Thanks, Dawn

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Kevin Mader
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posted 11 November 1998 12:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin Mader   Click Here to Email Kevin Mader     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dawn,

Some thoughts on an Approved Supplier List. You should probably include:

-Vendor's On-time Delivery Rating (4.6.2.2)
-Vendor's Quality Rating (4.6.2.a, Quality System, or, an expected registration date and current Quality Rating)
-All suppliers required by your Customers (4.6.1.1)

I would also:

-Break down suppliers by type (ie. direct impact to product, indirect impact, no impact; or product, service, non-product). Be careful when doing this. Connections may be difficult to determine.
-Create a column to note the Vendor's Development rating (4.6.2.1). Keep in mind the second note of 4.6.2.1. Some type of rating system would probably make prioritization easier.
-I might include a column to note if Regulatory agencies apply (4.6.1.2).
-I might include a column to track premium freight. You will need to track it, but you may want to do it elsewhere (ie. Cost of Quality Reporting).

Keep in mind that the intent of the QS requirement is to optimize your system needs (shorten the list to reduce costs of processing for example) and to develop a strong supplier base.

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Dawn
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posted 11 November 1998 04:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dawn   Click Here to Email Dawn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kevin,
Thank you for the input.
I was considering using only material providers, calibration labs, and secondary machinist companies. Think that will work?

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Kevin Mader
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posted 11 November 1998 05:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevin Mader   Click Here to Email Kevin Mader     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dawn,

You're welcome. Looks like a good start. Don't forget to include consulting sources you may be using and your registrar. On my way out the door, but I'll try to visit here tomorrow if something else comes to mind. Good luck.

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Deb Weissler
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posted 17 November 1998 11:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Deb Weissler   Click Here to Email Deb Weissler     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dawn,

We treat productive and non-productive suppliers (subcontractors) differently re. evaluations. Using Kevin's format for production parts suppliers, we have developed an abbreviated method for suppliers of packaging, outside services (plating, heat treating) and outside laboratories. Here we utilize a self-survey that is then reviewed by a cross-functional team and that subcontractor is then rated according to their survey info. This is covered under a separate procedure from the one pertaining to production suppliers.

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