The External Property Control Procedure AS9100 defines the methods to be used to identify, verify, protect, and safeguard customer property while it is in the company’s control. The procedure applies to any items supplied by aerospace customers, including aircraft components and materials supplied for inclusion in products, tooling and fixtures used in manufacturing and inspection processes, and intellectual property. (4 pages, 662words)
Customer Service is responsible for notifying Production and Purchasing of the customer’s intent to supply materials during the quotation and contract review processes and coordinating delivery of customer supplied materials.
Inventory Control is responsible for identifying items as coming from or belonging to the customer, keeping those items segregated from other production materials/tools, and maintaining control of customer inventory.
Production or Engineering is responsible for managing customer supplied tooling and fixtures.
Engineering is responsible for managing and safeguarding customer’s or external provider’s intellectual property.
Intellectual property – Creation(s) of intellect having commercial value, including copyrighted (e.g., literary or artistic works) and ideational property (e.g., patents, appellations of origin, business methods, and industrial processes).