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Contingency plan

Discussion in 'IATF 16949:2016 - Automotive Quality Systems' started by Plax68740, Sep 8, 2020.

  1. Plax68740

    Plax68740 New Member

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    hello,
    (i'm sorry for my English, i'm not so good and i don't like use a translator because i try to learn it!)

    We are a french company based in the east of France, specialized in plastic injection (interior systems).

    I certified our company to IATF since 07/2020 ...but with few NC.

    My question is about one of them = the contingency plan.
    i constructes the CP like an FMEA, per process ( production, maintenance, supply chain, etc...) and per "category" ( infrastructure, environment, computer, etc.... etc...).

    but the auditor says :
    The prevention method plan to ensure external supply are not ensured: safety stock level check, suppliers audits: no evidences.


    So, i try to add a maximum of evidence, but i'm not sure what exactly he want !!
    i added for each point a "reference document" to have a proof. But i'm not sure of my approach. Did you have any idea ?

    thank you in dvance for your help.
    have a nice day

    if you want, i can put here the CP, but it is in french.
     
  2. Andy Nichols

    Andy Nichols Moderator Staff Member

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    Bienvenue Plax68740!

    Firstly, we must understand a little more about your organization. Your auditor may not be correct and the supply base may not be critical (risky) in contingency planning. A Contingency Plan can be very simple and it sounds to me that you have made it more complex than needed.

    What does your company make?
     
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    we inject parts for automotive industry (interiors)
    for door panel, floor, car trunk, part under hood, etc....
     
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    Golfman25 Well-Known Member

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    So it sounds like you risk is shut down of a resin supplier. How are you prepared to manage that?
     
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    we have different validated sources for the raw material and we have a safety stock, it is indicated on the CP
     
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    So it sounds like the auditor didn't see any supplier audits for your raw material sources and no checks on your safety stock. Not sure what that would provide, but it sounds like that's what he wrote. I would say as long as you keep your validation of the raw material sources (i.e.; don't let them get stale) and do reviews of safety stock levels, you should be ok. Having multiple sources for raw material is key, as there was a fire a few years ago which took out a major resin supplier as I recall.
     
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    In which case, the auditor is wrong and you should reject the nc back to the Certification Body.
     

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