NADCAP (formerly the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) was designed in order to manage a cost-effective consensus between a worldwide coalition of major aerospace and defense companies. By bringing together both the technical experts from both government and industry, we are able to establish accreditation and operational program requirements. By doing this, a company can not only keep suppliers in check, but it can also trace back any issues that may lead to future failure risks and flawed supplier processes. This check is done by what is called an audit.
Prior to NADCAP, companies would have their own internal auditors going through the process. However, it was found to be a flawed process as the standards only involved that particular company, not the industry. In July 1988, the Performance Review Institute (PRI) was brought on board in order to administer this audit and keep duplicate supplier control system audits, as internal audits were not only found to be redundant but didn’t help pinpoint developed flaws over time. Now, the industry has an equal set of guidelines in which to work within. But that’s not all – here are more advances the industry has developed by initiating a worldwide program to follow:
- Allows for networking and market recognition within the industry
- More stringent requirements improve supplier quality
- Creates a singular auditing process made by the user community
- Special process audits are now more in-depth and technically superior
- Cost reduction due to improved standards
- Using technically-superior auditors ensures less mistakes to the overall process
To learn more about NADCAP, contact G-M Enterprises at 951-340-4646 or visit at www.gmenterprises.com.
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