The Receiving Inspection Procedure AS9100 outlines the steps for receiving aircraft materials, components, parts, finished goods, etc., and their disposition. The aerospace receiving inspection policy applies to receipt of all incoming items. (10 pages, 1191 words)
Where the supplier and the company have a “direct-to-stock” agreement in place (e.g., supplier history of satisfactory quality), Receiving should move incoming items directly to their appropriate storage area(s).
Receiving should not place parts, components, supplies, etc., into inventory unless they are found to conform to specified requirements, unless they are released under positive recall or are DTS items.
Receiving Inspection AS9100 Responsibilities:
Warehouse Personnel are responsible for receiving materials, inspecting for damage, correct items, and quantities, and forwarding paperwork to the Procurement Manager.
Accounts Payable is responsible for paying invoices.
The Procurement Manager is responsible for contacting suppliers in case of damaged shipments or discrepancies.
The Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for conducting detailed examinations of incoming materials, when necessary, and for recommending acceptance or rejection of goods to the Procurement Manager.
Receiving Inspection AS9100 Definitions:
Certificate of Analysis (C of A) – Supplier’s written statement, authorized by contract or purchase order, certifying that supplies or services comply with contract requirements based on quantitative instrumented physical or chemical analysis of representative samples taken from the shipment accompanying the certificate.
Certificate of Conformance (C of C) – Supplier’s written statement, authorized by contract or purchase order, certifying that supplies or services comply with contract requirements, signed by a responsible individual, and displaying part number and version number, buyer’s purchase order (PO) number, PO date, and PO revision number; also called “Certificate of Compliance”.
Direct to stock (DTS) – Parts/supplies placed directly into customer’s stock without inspection; done to reduce duplicate inspections and where the supplier has a history of providing satisfactory quality.
First article inspection (FAI) – Process monitoring of key characteristics, to assure that parts can be manufactured continually, inexpensively, in compliance with specifications, and with minimum variation.
Positive recall – Where incoming product is released for urgent production purposes prior to its verification, it is positively identified and recorded in order to permit immediate recall and replacement in the event of nonconformity to specified requirements.
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