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Carlos
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posted 14 May 2001 06:32 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How does 4.6.2.1 apply to my company?
Since we are II tier supplier or subcontractor, as defined by the standard, and QS registered I am not really sure if we are required to comply with this element.

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Al Dyer
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posted 14 May 2001 06:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Al Dyer   Click Here to Email Al Dyer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I assume since you are already QS-9000 that you have a system in place. 4.6.2.1 is a requirement and needs to be addressed.

Just as a good business practice, wouldn't you want to develop and improve your supplier base?

Don't think of it as a cost, think of it as a potential cost savings!

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I agree with Al.
IMHO the real point of supplier development is to get your supplier to understand the industry you are working in. The demands of your customer for targets of 0 PPM are not understood down the tiers and you need them to understand the problems of non conformaties for you and your customers. They need this support to build a system that helps them to help you. The importance that you know about being proactive must be transfered to them.
My big beef is that the OEM's and the big tier 1's do not spend enough time on supplier development but just wield the big stick.

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