We are having an issue within our organization concerning when we need to stamp a trace code vs when we only need to provide a material cert to our customer. We do not have this clearly defined in our SOP's for identification and traceability. We have a difference of opinion....if the customer requires just the material certs and does not specify needing material to be traceable, then we shouldn't make the material traceable. In our organization, customers that require material to be traceable, we stamp the trace code directly onto every part. When they require material certs, some in our organization think this also means we need to make the material traceable. Is anyone out there having any similar issue?