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9120 External Provider Flow Down Requirements:

 a. the processes, products, and services to be provided including the identification of relevant technical data (e.g., specifications, drawings, process requirements, work instructions);  

b. the approval of:

  1. products and services;

  2. methods, processes, and equipment;

  3. the release of products and services;  

c. competence, including any required qualification of persons;  

d. the external providers’ interactions with the organization;  

e. control and monitoring of the external providers’ performance to be applied by the organization;  

f. verification or validation activities that the organization, or its customer, intends to perform at the external providers’ premises;  

g. test, inspection, and verification (including production process verification);  h. the use of statistical techniques for product acceptance and related instructions for acceptance by the organization;  

i. the need to:

  − implement a quality management system certified to ISO9001, AS9100 or AS9120;

  − use customer-designated or approved external providers, including process sources (e.g., special processes);

  − notify the organization of nonconforming processes, products, or services and obtain approval for their disposition also notify the organization if previously delivered product was found nonconforming;

  − prevent the use of suspect unapproved, unapproved and counterfeit parts and the supplier should be applying the document SAE Standard AS5553 Counterfeit Electronic Parts

  − notify the organization of changes to processes, products, or services, including changes of their external providers or location of manufacture, and obtain the organization’s approval;

  − flow down to external providers applicable requirements including customer requirements;

  − provide test specimens for design approval, inspection/verification, investigation, or auditing;

  − retain documented information, including retention periods and disposition requirements for a minimum of 7 years;  

j. the right of access by the organization, their customer, and regulatory authorities to the applicable areas of facilities and to applicable documented information, at any level of the supply chain;  

k. ensuring that persons are aware of:

  − their contribution to product or service conformity;

  − their contribution to product safety;

  − the importance of ethical behavior.   

l. if the Seller is an authorized distributor or the original manufacturer, it must notify the organization beforehand if the product it is selling either:

   - was not procured by the Seller directly from the original manufacturer or

   - has not been in the Seller’s control since being delivered from the original manufacturer

m. all suppliers must be in compliance with IPC-1755 conflict minerals Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform (collectively known as "3TG")