Do you include certain automotive requirements in your supply contracts?

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  • PMPedia Admin
    2020-06-19 at 11:16 am #1410

    Do you include either the International Automotive Task Force’s ISO/TS 16949 (Quality Management Systems – Automotive Suppliers – Particular Requirements for the Application of ISO 9001:2008), the Automotive Electronics Council’s AEC Q100 (Failure Mechanism Based Stress Test Qualification for Integrated Circuits), Q101 (Failure Mechanism Based Stress Test Qualification for Discrete Semiconductors in Automotive Applications), Q200 (Stress Test Qualification for Passive Components), or the Automotive Industry Action Group’s PPAP (production part approval process) requirement in your supply contracts?

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    PMPedia Admin
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    2020-06-19 at 11:22 am #1411

    Suggestions, Observations and Lessons Learned

    Often the level of insight and data to which you will have access must be established up front in the contract or purchase order’s terms and conditions. If you specifically want automotive-grade parts, you must purchase them (likely through distributors, unless you are a large-volume purchaser) by requesting parts that meet the AEC standards. Otherwise, distributors will fulfill your order from available stock, whatever that might be, to meet your quantity, cost and schedule requirements.