General: As a supplier to Craft Precision, Inc. (Craft) it is understood that your organization agrees to meet the following stipulations / AS9100 requirements whenever a Craft Purchase Order specifies that the order is for an aerospace application/job (or contains some similar aerospace/AS9100 reference).  These requirements are, therefore, to be considered as terms and conditions to all aerospace purchases.

1. Where required on the Craft Purchase Order, its suppliers must use Craft’s customer-approved special process sources.  These sources will be communicated to you by Craft in advance or with the Purchase Order.

2. Craft is to be contacted (by the supplier) in the event of nonconforming product/material.  Arrangements for the approval of supplier nonconforming product/material must be as directed by a Craft’s authorized manager or designee.

3. Furthermore, the supplier is required to notify Craft of any changes to a product and/or process and to obtain approval of such change from an authorized Craft manager or designee.

4. Craft, their customers, and regulatory authorities retain the right of access to all supplier facilities involved in the aerospace order and to all associated / applicable records.

5. Craft requires that all applicable customer/regulatory/AS9100 requirements for the supplier to flow-down to your supplier / sub-tier suppliers (includes requirements in the purchasing documents and key characteristics).

6. Craft performs inspection activities to ensure that purchased product meets purchase requirements.  They may include:

  • Receiving inspections (of supplier products/services/documents) may be / are performed by a designated Craft employee.  Craft verifies the authenticity of the appropriate certificate of conformity, material certificates, etc. and other accompanying documentation by review and comparison (as is appropriate) to the drawing and/or industry specifications or by other means. When necessary, Craft may inspect or audit at the supplier’s facility.
  • All incoming finished parts, bar stock, forgings, special tooling or any item that is used in the manufacture of aerospace parts must be boxed or protected in shipping.

Craft retains the right to refuse any shipment because of damage that may occur because of improper packaging, etc. and return it to the supplier for replacement at the supplier’s cost.

  • Furthermore, products are inspected to ensure they meet requirements (dimensions, etc.) and the results are recorded (as appropriate). All processes and special processes (anodizing, heat treat etc.) where the compliance cannot be verified by inspections will require a Certificate of Conformity.

7. When appropriate, Craft may delegate the inspection authority to one of its approved suppliers. Craft will communicate the inspection requirements and maintain a record of those approved to carry out such inspections.

8. When Craft or its customer intends to perform verification at the supplier’s premises, Craft will first state the intended verification arrangements and the method of product release.  This information will be communicated on the Craft Purchase Order or via another acceptable purchasing arrangement.

9. Where specified in the contract, the Craft customer or customer’s representative will be afforded the right to verify at the supplier’s premises and Craft’s premises that subcontracted product conforms to specified requirements. Verification by the customer is not used by Craft as evidence of effective control of quality by the supplier and shall not absolve Craft nor its supplier of the responsibility to provide acceptable product, nor shall it preclude subsequent rejection by the customer.

10. To prevent the purchase of counterfeit or suspect/unapproved products, to ensure product identification and traceability, and for other reasons, Craft will institute controls that include the requirement of Material Certificates, Certificates of Conformity, and/or other supporting documentation from its suppliers as is appropriate.  These requirements may be specified on Craft’s Purchase Order or may otherwise be communicated to the supplier.

11. Records are available for review by customers and regulatory authorities in accordance with contract or regulatory requirements.

12. Craft may also require specific actions where timely and/or effective corrective actions to a supplier issue(s) are not achieved.  These actions may include but are not limited to any or all of the following: withholding payment until the issue is resolved, removal of the supplier from Craft’s Approved Supplier List, and legal actions.