1. Products are clearly and completely identified;
  2. All technical documentation defining the products, such as standards, specifications, drawings, etc., are clearly identified, are on correct revision level, and are enclosed when required;
  3. Requirements for examination, inspection and related instructions for acceptance by ADC and or the customer/regulatory authority.
  4. When req uired, quality records, such as testing/inspection certificates, statistical process control charts, quality system certificate, warrants, etc., are explicitly requested in the purchase order;
  5. Where appropriate, purchasing documents include requirements for qualification of products, procedures, processes, equipment, or personnel that are used in the realization of products being purchased.
  6. Supplier notification to ADC of non-conforming material and possible arrangements for approval and acceptance of the suppliers’ non-conforming material.
  7. Requirements for change order control of product or processes and their approval process.
  8. Right of access at the supplier or subsequent supplier facility for inspection of the facilities quality system, product and records to support product and
  9. Requirements for flow-down of suppliers to sub-tiers, whether customer directed or not, of applicable quality and technical requirements including key characteristics when applicable and review for out-sourcing to customer approved sources.
  10. Suppliers must ensure that all purchased items are supplied  by authorized manufacturers [I.e., Original Equipment Manufacturer [OEM] or Original Component Manufacturer [OCM] in accordance with SAE AS6174 Counterfeit Material; Assuring Acquisition of Authentic and Conforming Material] only to prevent counterfeit material from entering the supply chain.
  11. Suppliers must have a Foreign Object Debris / Foreign Object Detection [FOD] Program in place to ensure parts and components are free from contaminates and other types of FOD.
  12. Suppliers must ensure that purchased parts and components supplied are free from mercury and / or have not come in contact with mercury.  
  13. All records to be retained for 7 years.
  14. When required by purchase order, supplier must have a counterfeit parts protection program in accordance with SAE AS5553A, Para 4.1.1 through 4.1.10 and/or SAE AS6174 Para 3.1.7, as applicable.

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