Right of Access. Schmiede Corporation, its customers, and regulatory authorities shall be granted the right of access to all supplier and sub-tier supplier facilities and records involved in fulling the Purchase Order requirements. All items of this purchase order are subject to in-process quality surveillance by Schmiede Corporation and/or its customer. At anytime, Schmiede Corporation may notify the supplier of specific requests for on-site surveillance. Schmiede Corporation reserves the right to request the opportunity to witness any actions in support of this order.
Nonconforming Product. Seller shall notify Purchaser of nonconforming product and wait for Purchaser’s disposition prior to shipment. Product shipped to Purchaser without proper disposition will be rejected and returned to Seller at Seller’s expense.
Change Notification. Seller shall notify Purchaser of change(s) in product, process definition, suppliers, and/or facilities and, where required, obtain Purchaser’s approval of said change(s). Failure to notify Purchaser that results in nonconforming product is solely the Seller’s responsibility and will result in the rejection of product.
Awareness. Supplier shall ensure their employees are aware of the following:
their contribution to our product conformity;
their contribution to our product safety;
the importance of ethical behavior.
Flow Down. Seller shall flow down to sub-tier suppliers the applicable requirements in the purchasing documents, including key characteristics, traceability requirements, and critical part(s) information.
Quality Management System. If required to have a Quality Management System, it will be noted on Purchase Order.
Quality Records Retention Requirements. Quality record retention requirement shall be 15 years unless stated otherwise on the Purchase Order. Once retention term has been reached, return to Schmiede Corporation for destruction and disposal.
Control of product and equipment. Supplier shall ensure all acceptance equipment is maintained and on a calibration cycle. Product is to be controlled in accordance with the purchase order requirements.