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"I would love to get more women working on the shop floor,"


WESTFIELD –In the mostly male world of precision manufacturing, Kristin M. Carlson and her mother, Deborah C. Maier, are growing the family business and looking for more trained workers – including trained female machinists.

“Maier Women Have Taken Over the Reins of Peerless Precision, Inc. and Business is Soaring.” More

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Terms & Conditions


The following listing which is invoked by number on the Peerless Precision, Inc. purchase order:


1.0 Quality Program Requirements:

1.1 MIL-Q-9858 Quality Program Requirements
1.2 MIL-I-45208 Inspection Systems Requirements
1.3 MIL-STD-1535 Supplier Quality Assurance Program Requirements
1.4 MIL-STD-45662 Calibration System Requirements
1.5 MIL-STD-1520 Control of Non-conforming material
1.6 A Nationally or Internationally recognized Quality Management System appropriate for the supplier's business.


2.0 Supplier Sub-tier Control:
The supplier as the recipient of the purchase order and or contract is responsible for meeting all specified technical and quality requirements, whether or not the work is performed by the supplier or by the supplier's sub-tier sources. When the supplier uses a sub-tier source to perform services or work on products, the supplier shall include "Flow Down" on purchase orders to his or her sub-tier sources, of all the applicable technical and quality requirements from Peerless Precision, Inc purchase order, including when applicable the requirements to document and control "key characteristics" and to furnish objective evidence (test reports, certifications, charts, etc.....) when required by the specific clause called out on the purchase order.


3.0 Unauthorized change or substitutions:
The supplier may not make any changes and or substitutions to any products or services which are required by the purchase order, drawing, specification, standard, and or other applicable documents without prior written authorization by Peerless Precision, Inc. Suppliers and supplier's sub-tier may be subject to an on-site review of proposed change at his or her facility.


4.0 Source Inspection:
The supplier shall notify Peerless Precision's purchasing agent to arrange for source inspection following supplier's inspection, and 24 hours prior to the date of availability for inspection by Peerless Precision. The supplier shall furnish at no cost, necessary facilities and equipment to Peerless Precision, Inc source inspector.


4.1 First piece inspection required

4.2 Parts are subject to Inspection at the supplier's plant prior to shipment


5.0 Inspection Reports:
Dimensional inspection reports are required for all manufactured items. As a minimum, these reports must contain the nature and number of observations made, the results of the observations, and by whom the inspection was performed. NOTE: ANY SAMPLING PLAN MUST BE APPROVED BY PEERLESS PRECISION QUALITY ASSURANCE DEPARTMENT PRIOR TO USE.


5.1 First Article Inspection:
Supplier will submit First Article documentation which shall include a dimensional inspection report (actual dimensions), X-rays films. Test data, etc., with first shipment of parts. First Article must be identified (tagged).


5.2 Final Inspection Report:
Supplier will submit with each shipment a completed Final Inspection Report

6.0 Raw Material:
If there is more than one heat treat lot of material, individual material integrity, with positive traceability to the delivered product and applicable material test report must be maintained.


6.1 Supplied by Peerless Precision - Strict accountability of material furnished by Peerless Precision for use of this order shall be maintained by the supplier. Supplier shall certify that
  (a) all product(s) delivered on this order was manufactured from material furnished by Peerless Precision,
  (b) From the material heat or lot number identified on the material or Peerless Precision shipper; and
  (c) No material substitution was made


6.2 Supplier furnished (Mill cert required _ must include chemical and physical analysis). NOTE; if more than one heat lot is supplied per part number, parts MUST BE DIRECTLY TRACEABLE TO APPLICABLE HEAT LOTS.


7.0 Packing Slip required with each shipment:
As a minimum, packing slip must contain the following: part number, revision, part name, quantity & serial/lot number if applicable.


8.0 Special Process Certification and Sources:


8.1 One copy of the special process certifications is required (H.T., Passivate, Plating, etc.) with each shipment.

8.2 Only Peerless Precision approved process sources may be used (contact purchasing manager at Peerless Precision for approved process sources listing).


9.0 Certificate of Compliance:
Supplier shall furnish a certification with each shipment that the product or service complies with all purchase order requirements, drawing & specifications. The certification shall identify as a minimum, part number, including revision, purchase order number, serial / lot number (if applicable), quantity, supplier name & address, signature & title of the responsible member of supplier organization.


10.0 Packing, Preservation & Shipping:
Supplier shall assure that all items are adequately protected from damage, loss, deterioration, degradation, or substitution. Each container must be properly marked or labeled to maintain content identity, its origin & destination.


11.0 Control Non-Conforming Material or Products:
Supplier systems must make provisions for prompt identification, documentation, & submittal to buyer for disposition of any non-conforming product found during manufacturing or inspection operations, and a system to implement effective corrective action to prevent recurrence. In those instances where it is indicated that non-conforming products may have shipped, the system shall provide for prompt buyer notification. Nonconforming products must be segregated (pending, disposition, i.e., scrap, rework, etc.) to prevent return to production or shipment.


12.0 Right to Entry:
Peerless Precision, Inc and its customers reserve the right to entry into your facility at any time during the performance of contract / purchase order to perform inspections / audits related to said contract / purchase order.


13.0 Foreign Object Damage:
Handling of material will be such to prevent invasion by foreign objects.


14.0 Supplier shall provide a C of C stating product has not come in contact with or exposed to Mercury in any form.


Peerless Precision Terms and Conditions

a) Requirements and approval of product, procedures, processes and equipment.


b) Requirements and qualification of personnel.


c) Quality Management System requirements.


d) The identification and revision status of specifications, drawings, process requirements, inspection/verification instructions and other relevant technical data.


e) Requirements for design, test, inspection, verification (including production process verification), use of statistical techniques for product acceptance and related instructions for acceptance by PPI and as applicable critical items including key characteristics.


f) Requirements for test specimens (e.g. production method, number, storage conditions) for design approval, inspection, investigation or auditing.


g) Requirements regarding the need for the supplier to notify PPI of nonconforming product:

  • obtain PPI approval for nonconforming product and/or process definition, changes of suppliers, change of
  • manufacturing facility location and, where required, obtain PPI approval, and
  • flow down to the supply chain the applicable requirements including customer requirements


h) Record retention requirements, and


i) Right of access by PPI, their customer, and regulatory authorities to all applicable areas of all facilities, at any level of the supply chain, involved in the order and to all applicable records.


j) Material and Process certifications as required





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