As Supplier to Cutting Technology, Inc.(CTI), it is understood
that when accepting our purchase orders, your organization agrees to
meet the following AS9100 stipulations/requirements. These
requirements are to be considered Terms and Conditions to all purchase
orders received. Any changes to these Terms and Conditions will
be stated on the purchase order.
1. Where required the supplier shall use CTI approved special process sources.
CTI is to be contacted by the supplier prior to product or
services that may be deemed as nonconforming. Arrangements for
approval of supplier nonconforming product/material/services must be as
directed by CTI’s authorized Manager. CTI approval of the
nonconforming product disposition may be as follows:
Returned nonconforming product is to be clearly marked as rejected/nonconforming.
The supplier is to notify CTI of any changes to a product and/or
processes, supplier location, subcontracted location, supplier’s
subcontractors, and to obtain approval from an authorized CTI Manager
4. CTI, their customers, and
regulatory authorities retain the right of access to all supplier
facilities involved in the aerospace order and to all applicable
5. The AS9100 Standard requires
that all applicable customer, regulatory or AS9100 requirements for the
supplier must flow-down to sub-tier suppliers (includes requirements in
the purchasing documents and key characteristics where required).
CTI must be notified if a sub-tier supplier is used in the production
of the parts or conduct of service.
performs inspection activities to ensure that purchased product meets
production requirements. They may include:
Receiving inspections (of supplier products/services/documents)
may be/are performed by a designated employee. CTI verifies the
authenticity to the appropriate certificate of conformity, material
certificate, etc., and other accompanying documentation by review and
comparison (as appropriate) to the drawing and/or industry
specifications or by other means. When necessary, CTI may inspect
or audit at the suppliers facility.
Products are inspected to ensure they meet the requirements and
the results are recorded (as appropriate). All special processes
where the compliance cannot be verified by inspections will require
Certificate of Conformity.
appropriate, CTI may delegate the inspection authority to one of its
approved suppliers. CTI will communicate the inspection
requirements (including approved monitoring and measurement
equipment/methods) and will maintain a record of those approved to
carry out such inspections.
8. When CTI or its
customer intends to perform verification at the supplier’s premises,
CTI will first state the intended verification arrangements and the
method of product release or service commencement/completion.
This information will be communicated on the CTI Purchase Order or via
another acceptable purchasing agreement.
The CTI customer or customer’s representative will be afforded
the right to verify at the suppliers premises that the subcontracted
product conforms to specified requirements. Verification by the
customer is not used by CTI as evidence of effective control of quality
by the supplier and shall not absolve CTI or its supplier of the
responsibilities to provide acceptable product, nor shall it preclude
subsequent rejection by the customer.
prevent the purchase or counterfeit or suspect/unapproved products and
to ensure product identification and traceability, CTI will institute
controls that include the requirements of Material Certificates,
Certificates of Conformity, and/or other supporting documentation of
process capability and traceability to recognize standards. These
requirements may be specified on CTI Purchase Order, Scope of
Requirements & Validation or may otherwise be communicated to the
11. Records are to be available
for review by customer and regulatory authorities in accordance with
contract or regulatory requirements. Records are to be maintained
for 10 years.
12. CTI expects 100% on time
delivery. If the agreed upon delivery cannot be met, the
appropriate CTI Manager must be notified in advance. If CTI’s
annual supplier re-evaluation identities a supplier with an on time
delivery rate of 80% or less, a Corrective Action will be issued.
CTI may require specific actions where timely and/or effective
corrective actions to a supplier issued are not achieved. These
actions may include but are not limited to any or all of the following:
a. Withholding payment until the issue is resolved
b. Removal of supplier from Approved Suppliers List
c. Legal Actions
Please sign and return to acknowledge acceptance of CTI’s Terms and Conditions