Quality Policy

IED Group and its employees are committed to meeting customer and legal requirements in order to achieve customer satisfaction. We will always strive to provide quality products on time and continually improve our Quality Management System.

Product/Service Purchased Quality Code
Raw Material
QC01, QC02, QC04, QC05, QC06, QC07, QC15, QC17, QC20, QC21, QC22, QC23, QC24, QC25, QC26, QC27, QC29
Hardware & Other Materials QC01, QC02, QC04, QC05, QC06, QC07, QC09, QC13, QC15, QC16, QC17, QC21, QC22, QC23, QC24, QC25, QC26, QC27, QC28, QC29
Special Processes
(e.g. Heat Treat, Plating, Welding)
QC01, QC02, QC03, QC05, QC06, QC07, QC10, QC11, QC13, QC15, QC17, QC21, QC22, QC24, QC25, QC26, QC27, QC29
Other Outside Services QC01, QC02, QC05, QC06, QC07, QC08, QC09, QC10, QC12, QC13, QC15, QC16, QC17, QC19, QC21, QC22, QC24, QC25, QC26, QC27
Calibration QC06, QC14, QC21, QC24
Quality Code Title Requirement
QC01 Quality System Supplier shall establish and maintain a Quality System acceptable to IED Group, for the goods and/or services purchased under this purchase order. As a minimum, the supplier’s Quality System must meet the requirements of ISO9001 or better.
QC02 AS9100 Compliant The supplier is required to maintain a Quality System in compliance to AS9100.  If facility is not certified to AS9100, buyer reserves the right to conduct surveillance at supplier’s facility to make final determination that

Supplier’s Quality System meets the requirements, and/or supplier will be required to complete a Supplier Survey Questionnaire.
QC03 NADCAP Approval Special processing NADCAP approval is required. The special process requirements will be listed on the actual purchase order.
QC04 Supplier Furnished Material Supplier shall submit Chemical and Physical test reports in accordance with the latest material specifications and revision. Distributors must provide a certification verifying the materials traceability to the Mill test reports when supplied.
QC05 Sub-Contractor Flow Down Supplier is required to flow down the requirements of this purchase order, including terms and conditions to the Supplier’s subcontractors. Flow down of key characteristics is required when specified on the face of purchase order.
QC06 Record Retention and Disposition As a minimum, the Supplier is to retain records for at least 10 years from the date of shipment under each applicable order for all products/part numbers unless otherwise specified in the order.  In special circumstances, the purchase order will identify the actual required number of years that the records should be maintained. After the minimum retention period is achieved, suppliers may disposition the records as archive or destroy at their discretion.
QC07 Measuring & Test Equipment The Supplier’s equipment shall be calibrated in accordance with ANSI/NCLSL Z540-1 or ISO 10012-1 and traceable to NIST.
QC08 IED Group Furnished Property Supplier is to return all furnished property to IED Group at the completion of the purchase order. Furnished property may include but not be limited to the following: drawings, mylars, process specification, tooling, fixtures, and excess raw material.
QC09 Parts Identification The Supplier is to identify parts in accordance with purchase order requirements.
QC10 Nonconformance/Corrective Action The Supplier is to notify IED Group of any Nonconformance prior to shipping product and obtain approval for disposition of any nonconforming product. In addition, the Supplier will maintain a system of handling non-conformances and corrective actions.
QC11 Special Processing Approval The Supplier is to perform a special process on this purchase order. Special processing may include one of the following processes: heat-treating, stress relieving or Nondestructive testing. IED Group shall identify the specific process specification and the end user on the purchase order. The Supplier should maintain its special process approval with the end user. If the Supplier is not currently approved for the specified process, it is the Supplier’s responsibility to notify IED Group immediately.
QC12 Dimensional Inspection Report The Supplier is to document an actual dimensional inspection report and submit it to IED Group at the completion of the purchase order.
QC13 First Article Inspection The Supplier to submit a First Article per AS9102 with this purchase order. It should identify all of the process specifications and dimensional data.
QC14 Calibration Vendor The calibration vendor shall be accredited to ISO17025. All measuring and test equipment shall be calibrated in accordance with ANSI/NCLSL Z540.3 and traceable to NIST.
QC15 Packaging Protection Supplier to package parts in a manner that will protect parts from any kind of damage. No metal to metal contact is ever allowed. In special circumstances, the purchase order may specify the manner the parts are to be packaged.
QC16 Part Number Serialization All parts should have unique serial numbers assigned. Supplier is to maintain tractability throughout the production stage.
QC17 Certificate of Conformance A certification is required, stating that all of the products or services meet the contractual or purchase order requirements. The certificate must list the part number and all of the applicable process specifications, including up to date revision levels.
QC18 The Boeing Company Approved Process The Supplier shall maintain a special process approval from The Boeing Company on this purchase order.
QC19 Key Characteristics Data Required This purchase order deals with the drawing that identifies key characteristics. Both the Supplier and IED Group should have established a control plan prior to the placement of this purchase order.
QC20 BUY AMERICA ACT Items procured under this purchase order must be compliant with DFAR 252.225-7000
QC21 Right of Entry IED Group, our customers, and/or any applicable regulatory authority reserve the right to access the supplier’s applicable areas of all facilities, at any level of the supply chain, involved in the order and to all applicable records. Reason for access may include inspection of the item on order, status of the item, or reviewing quality records pertaining to the purchase order in question.
QC22 QMS Awareness Vendors Personnel must be made aware of:
∙ their contribution to product or service conformity;
∙ their contribution to product safety;
∙ the importance of ethical behavior.
QC23 Counterfeit Prevention Vendor must have a process in place to detect and prevent the use of counterfeit parts/materials. The holder of the IED Group Purchase Order must be the Original Equipment (Component) Manufacturer (OEM) of the product or the OEM’s Authorized Distributor with traceability to the OEM. Authorized distributors shall provide certification to OEM approved distribution. Or provide evidence of certification, or approval from the appropriate OEM of the product supplied to IED Group. If documentation demonstrating an unbroken chain of custody from these authorized manufacturers or distributors can not be provided at the time of delivery, then the vendor (holder of the IED Group PO) must comply with F-814-001 Supplier Counterfeit Prevention Program Requirements (available upon request).
QC24 Control & Monitoring Requirements Vendor must maintain a Quality Level ≥99% and an OTD level ≥95%. If levels drop below target, supplier will be notified and may be placed on conditional status or disapproved if not corrected.
QC25 Change Notification Supplier is to notify IED Group of changes in product and/or process, changes of suppliers, changes of manufacturing facility location and, where required, obtain organization approval.
QC26 Acceptance Authority Media Media such as inspection stamps and electronic signatures used for product acceptance/inspection must be controlled and traceable to the personnel they are issued to.
QC27 Verification on Supplier’s Premises Verification of product on supplier premises by IED Group or its customers, does not remove the obligation to provide conforming products and shall not be used as the organizations evidence of conformity.
QC28 Shelf Life Materials The supplier provides the manufacturing date, shelf life, and expiration date for all limited shelf life items under this order. All items will have 75% or more of their shelf life remaining at the time of shipment to Millipart. All items are packaged, labeled and transported per their applicable regulatory requirements.
QC29 Obsolescence Supplier must provide notice at least 180 days prior of any products approaching obsolescence and allow final purchase before obsoleting any product.
QC30 ITAR ITAR REQUIREMENTS: The Code of Federal Regulations 22 CFR International Traffic in Arms Parts 120 thru 130 apply to all items on this order that meet the requirements of 22 CFR 120.  When the IED Group Contract or Purchase Order defines that the product being purchased is for a military program or is being developed for a military program the supplier shall ensure they are in full compliance with ITAR requirements.

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