Category Archives: QMS

AS/EN 9120:2016 – Quality Management Systems – Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Distributors

The following is a copy of correspondence from the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) …

The International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) is pleased to announce the 2016 release of AS/EN 9120 Quality Management Systems – Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Distributors standard to publication bodies. All certified organizations desiring to continue AS/EN 9120 certification will be required to transition to this new standard, with transition activities occurring according to the table below.

IAQG would like all users to be aware of AS/EN 9120:2016 Quality Management Systems (QMS) deployment support material available on the public IAQG website at http://www.sae.org/iaqg/organization/9120.htm.

The AS/EN 9120:2016 deployment support material includes:

– Key Changes presentation that includes Clause-by-Clause information

– Correlation Matrix that relates the 2016 to the 2009 standard version and relates the 2009 to the 2016 standard version

– Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

IAQG is providing a series of free webinars to stakeholders to help users understand the standard changes and intent. Please select the webinar link that fits best with your schedule and do not sign-up for multiple sessions of the same webinar. The content will be the same and we would like many organizations to have an opportunity to attend. After you register using the link below, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to participate.

9120B:2016 Key Changes (1.5 Hours) ? Overview of quality management principles, key changes in ISO 9001 and AS/EN 9120, Clause-by-Clause review and high level summary of changes.

– November 15: 0900-1030 Eastern Time
Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4350950408459451908
Webinar ID: 755-474-403
– November 29: 0900-1030 Eastern Time

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5150352536457340164
Webinar ID: 415-531-043
Transition Timetable

Regards,

The 9100-Series Team

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AS9100D and Counterfeit Parts Prevention

Shortly before the release of SAE International Standard AS5553 in April of 2009, a number of us within the aerospace and defense community discussed the need to incorporate requirements for detection and avoidance of counterfeit parts into key Quality Management System (QMS) standards.

AS9100 (revision D released earlier this month) now includes a section on “Prevention of Counterfeit Parts”. It is my hope that incorporating counterfeit avoidance and detection requirements into key high level QMS standards, such as AS9100D, will drive more consistent expectations and implementation across DOD’s supplier base.

More at SAE

‘Contractor Counterfeit Electronic Part Detection and Avoidance Systems’ … Part 5

Obsolescence Management and Its Relationship to Counterfeit Electronic Part Avoidance

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‘Contractor Counterfeit Electronic Part Detection and Avoidance Systems’ … Part 4

Abolishing Counterfeit Electronic Parts Proliferation through Reporting, Quarantining, and Screening Reports from Credible Sources

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‘Contractor Counterfeit Electronic Part Detection and Avoidance Systems’ … Part 3

The Role of Inspections and Tests, Traceability and Other Methods in Counterfeit Electronic Part Detection and Avoidance

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‘Contractor Counterfeit Electronic Part Detection and Avoidance Systems’ and Compliance with DFARS Clause 252.246-7007 — Introduction

US Government regulations and industry standards addressing counterfeit electronic parts detection and avoidance have blossomed over the past several years and will evolve over the foreseeable future. This is particularly true of regulations governing DoD acquisition and ongoing standards activity to better align industry standards with these regulations. In the meantime, DoD organizations and their contractors must work within the framework established by regulations introduced a year or so ago.[1]

The following is the first in a series of essays describing my thoughts on establishing and implementing a “Counterfeit Electronic Part Detection and Avoidance System” that complies with DFARS Clause 252.246-7007; and how SAE Aerospace Standard AS5553 can be used to articulate requirements for a “Counterfeit Electronic Part Detection and Avoidance System” and to serve as criteria for assessing the adequacy the system.

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Federal Register: Higher-Level Contract Quality Requirements

DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to clarify when to use higher-level quality standards in solicitations and contracts. The rule also updates the examples of higher-level quality standards by removing obsolete standards and adding new industry standards that pertain to quality assurance for avoidance of counterfeit items.

More at Federal Register.