The first step in our FAI process is to review the FAI documents provided by the supplier. These documents include the design documentation, including drawings and specifications, as well as any other relevant documents, such as material certificates and test reports. This ensures that the supplier has all the necessary information to produce the product to the required quality standards. Our experienced team of engineers and inspectors will review the FAI documents thoroughly to ensure that they meet all the necessary requirements.
Once the FAI documents have been reviewed, our team conducts a physical inspection of the first article produced by the supplier. This involves measuring and verifying the product's dimensions, weight, and other critical attributes to ensure that it meets the required specifications. We use advanced measurement tools and equipment to ensure that our inspections are accurate and consistent.
During the physical inspection, we also review the supplier's production process to ensure that they are following the correct procedures and using the required equipment and materials. This includes verifying that the supplier has implemented any necessary quality control measures to prevent defects from occurring during production. We work closely with the supplier to identify any potential issues and provide recommendations for corrective actions.
Once the physical inspection and production process verification are complete, we compile a detailed FAI report for our customers. This report includes all the critical elements of the FAI process, including the FAI documents review, physical inspection results, and production process review findings. The report also includes recommendations for any necessary corrective actions to be taken to ensure that the product meets the required quality standards.
If any corrective actions are required, we work closely with the supplier to implement them in a timely and effective manner. We provide guidance and support throughout the process to ensure that the corrective actions are implemented correctly and that the product meets all the necessary quality standards.
Finally, we conduct periodic re-inspections of the supplier's production process to ensure that they continue to meet the required quality standards and that any corrective actions implemented have been effective in preventing defects and non-conformities from occurring in subsequent production runs. Ongoing monitoring and follow-up can help identify potential issues early on and allow for timely corrective actions to be taken, reducing the risk of quality issues and supply chain disruptions.