Open Discussion of the Year 2000 Version of ISO 9000
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ISO 9001:2000 Discussion

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Element 7.4.3- Verification of Purchased Product

Hello everyone, welcome back to the World-Wide discussion of ISO 9000:2000.  Last week we were discussing Element 7.4.2- Purchasing Information, and this week we move on to 7.4.3 Verification of Purchased Product.

Element 7.4.3- Verification of Purchased Product states that your organization shall identify and implement the activities necessary for verification of purchased product. It adds that where the organization or its customer performs verification activities at the supplier’s premises, the organization shall specify the intended verification arrangements and the release method of the product in the purchasing information.

The following are Samples of how some organizations document their processes of verifying the processes of suppliers or their products/services at the supplier’s premises.


Sample A – No verification is performed or required.

Verification at out Suppliers Premises
At this time AQ International does not perform verification at any of our supplier’s premises.  Should the need be identified through Management Review (as part of our procedure for Element 4.1, Management Responsibility) or Quality Planning (as part of our procedure for Element 4.2, Quality System), designated personnel will develop, document and implement suitable procedures.


Sample B – Verification of product is performed, but is limited:

Verification at out Suppliers Premises
Big Q International performs verification of suppliers as indicated on the Approved Supplier Listing.  Verification is performed on product when ever the supplier has to re-start their processes.  The requirement for verification activities at the supplier’s premises is included as part of the specified requirements contained in our Purchase Order.  Refer to paragraph #.#, Purchasing Data.

Verification is performed and recorded using a checklist provided by the supplier.  Big Q International ensures it has the most current version and is notified of changes according to our procedure for Element 4.5, Document and Data Control.  Where the results are unsatisfactory an Nonconformance Report is initiated according to our procedure for Element 4.13, Control of Nonconforming Product.  The Checklist and copy of the Nonconformance Report are kept according to our procedure for Element 4.16, Control of Quality Records.

Note: Where the above Sample uses the terms ‘paragraph #.#’ it is referring to procedural output created for Requirement #: 06050.  Click here for ‘06050 - Procedure Component Samples.'

Which brings us to the question...

1) Does your organization identify and implement the activities necessary for verification of purchased product?

2) Where your organization verifies purchased product or services at its supplier’s premises, does your organization specify verification arrangements and the method of product release in the purchasing documents?

3) Do you have any example procedures for this requirement that we can share with the rest of the Discussion Group? If so, I think it would be an excellent addition to the discussion of this requirement if you feel comfortable posting it. Remember to edit out all company information or other identifying characteristics out of the document!

***So there are the questions, I look forward to your responses. All your responses will be due back by Midnight THURSDAY night, I will then send out the replies on Friday. I am going to stick to this timeframe now, discussion sent out on MONDAY, replies due by Midnight THURSDAY and Replies sent out on FRIDAY.***

Thanks Everyone!

Mark
 

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