The Identification Traceability Procedure AS9100 outlines the methods and responsibilities for identifying the status and tracking the outputs with respect to monitoring and measurement requirements throughout production and service provisions and maintaining a sequential record of its production (manufacture, assembly, inspection/verification) to be retrievable.
NOTE: Traceability is an aerospace safety requirement. (6 pages, 1283 words)
Receiving is responsible for identifying raw materials, parts, components, etc., as they are delivered to the Company, confirming completeness and initial acceptability of incoming orders, and moving inspected items to appropriate areas.
Manufacturing (Processing) is responsible for maintaining parts, components, materials, and finished product identification through final processing and packaging.
Quality is responsible for maintenance of identification and traceability records, where required.
Finished product – Product that will undergo no further processing or transformation within the Company.
Material – Elements, constituents, or substances of which something is composed or can be made (including, but not limited to: raw and processed material: parts: components; assemblies: fuels: and other items which may be worked into a more finished form in performance of a contract).
Traceability – Ability to trace all products manufactured from the same batch of raw material, or from the same manufacturing batch, to the destination (e.g., delivery, scrap, path, history, application, or location of something–document, work product, component, part, subassembly, etc.) by means of recorded information throughout the product life.