FA KROSNO – Specific Requirements for Suppliers

1. System requirements.

All Suppliers supplying to FA Krosno must be certified with compliance to the IATF16949A or the ISO 9001 */A standard.

It is recommended to have a certificate confirming compliance with the ISO 14001A standard.

* All suppliers who are not certified, must obtain the written approval of the Purchasing Department personnel and provide a plan of action aiming to obtain certificates.
A – the latest revision

2. Environmental requirements.

All parts and materials supplying to FA KROSNO, shall be in accordance with EU requirements regarding to materials restricted and/or limited use.

3. Requirements for approval of new parts for the production.

• The process used for production parts approval is PPAP procedure (according to AIAG, latest revision).
• There is not allowed to deliver production parts or material used for serial production to FA KROSNO prior and without written approval of PSW (Part Submission Warrant) by FA Krosno Purchasing Department.
• If the PPAP level is not defined in PPAP request, the level 3 is required.
• The PSW approval is not a green light for deliveries– this can occur only if agreed with the FA KROSNO Logistics department, and based on Purchase Orders sent by FA KROSNO.

4. Requirements for modifications and re-works.

All the reworked operations shall be included, and described in process flow diagram, control plan and PFMEA, it shall be showed at PPAP documentations. If any rework operation, or any other action not included in PPAP will be made - it will be taken as unauthorized change with all the consequences.

5. Requirements for Statistical Process Control (SPC).

5.1 . * Each supplier is obliged to keep following process capability:
short term process / machine capability:
Ppk/Cmk ≥ 1,67 – important characteristics
Ppk/Cmk ≥ 2,00 – safety relevant characteristics
long term process / machine capability:
Cpk ≥ 1,33 – important characteristics
Cpk ≥ 1,67 – safety relevant characteristics

5.2 . * Symbols of characteristics use by FA Krosno:
Name Symbol Consequences for the product
features of product or process parameter for which the non-conformity poses the risks relating to compliance with legal requirements or risk regarding product safety or safety-related functions;

usually, parts affecting safety are components of the vehicle which are subject to specific regulations or legal requirements, and have active or passive impact on vehicle safety and user (ie. the braking system)
Important <+>
features of product or process parameters for which the non- conformity poses the risks relating to fit or function of the product;

important characteristics have an impact on customer satisfaction.
Indicative <IND> Features of product or process parameter which is for information only;

used as the basic criterion for assessing the functionality of product (ie. tooling);

indicative characteristics are not special characteristics according to automotive standards (ISO/TS 16949, VDA).
Secondary No symbol only the fault of minor importance

5.3. * Detailed information regarding special characteristics management are described by instruction SZJ 2-1-1.

6. Supervision of the Customer property.

Equipment, and tooling owned by the FA Krosno should be kept in proper condition suitable for use in the production process. It should also be permanently marked as property of the Customer.


It is recommended that each of Suppliers should provide ( for FA KROSNO acceptance ) IMDS report for delivered products.

8. Requirements for Process capacity.

All Suppliers must have an adequate process capacity with additional safety stock of 15% above the quoted annual demand. If required, the Supplier should provide to FA KROSNO Purchasing Department current process capacity results.

9. Requirements for change management.

Making non-authorized changes in processes, and materials without  written FA KROSNO approval is not allowed.
The change must be understood as all activities affecting to:
• drawings or specification requirements,
• process parameters,
• materials,
• sub-suppliers,
• the place of manufacture,
• other defined in PPAP documentation but not limited to above

Products that do not meet the requirements of FA Krosno may be delivered only after receiving written confirmation (e-mail is allowed) from the Purchasing Department. Such products should be specifically marked for easy identification.

10.  Audit requirements.

FA Krosno reserves the rights to make process / product audit at Supplier production site at any agreed by both sites time.
The same rights are reserved for FA Krosno Customers with FA Krosno representative presence.

11.  Delivery requirements

FA Krosno requires 100% deliveries on time and with agreed quantity – OTIF (On Time In Full order lines) - according to orders and corresponding schedules .

12.  Continuous improvement requirements

FA KROSNO requires to have a plan for continuous improvement process. Annual improvement measured in ppm (rejected parts vs. delivered parts per 1.000.000). It is expected to have 20% reduce. It is required to monitor, and effectively analyze other indicators as:
• delivery on time
• quantity of complaints
• external ppm index
Acceptable PPM level is 200/year.

13.  Complaint for parts requirements

In case of the problem reporting - FA KROSNO requires initial response within 24h from the time of first announcement about the problem (containment action plan, OK delivery shipment date, NOK & suspect parts disposal) and final answer within 14 days (root cause, corrective action plan, including 8D report).
It is required 100% answers on time (for both: initial and final).
All the proven costs related to the quality or logistic complaints will be transferred to Suppliers.
Every time Supplier’s must inform their staff about quality problems at FA KROSNO, its causes and actions taken. Information can be transferred in the form of visualization, conference, gate - chart or other.

14.  * Annual re-qualification requirements

FA KROSNO suppliers are obliged to perform re-qualification for their products with frequency 1/year without additional costs.
It is a process connected with quality checks to confirm that goods meet technical requirements.
It is not a PPAP validation process.
Supplier is obliged to keep re-qualification documentation and send it to FA KROSNO on demand.

15.  Cost reduction requirements

All suppliers shall have the process dedicated for the cost reduction. FA KROSNO expects efficiency of this process 2% year to year, unless otherwise specified in terms of the contract.

16.  Human Rights requirements

FA Krosno requires that suppliers and sub-suppliers respect Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR).

17.  Patents requirements

In case of usage: parts, processes, materials, etc. protected by patent’s right, there is required to inform FA Krosno about it prior to the development stage.

18.  Other technical and quality requirements which are not included in these records are regulated by Technical Specification IATF 16949 (latest revision)

18.1 All included in this document FA Krosno requirements for the Suppliers – should be transferred to the whole sub-supplier chain till the source of supplies.

19.  Changes register

1) February 2007
Ordinal changes

2) April 2012
Points added: 5, 6, 7 and 18 – renumbering of remaining points
P12 – clarified the requirements for indicators to track
P13 – clarified the requirements for the obligation to inform the Supplier staff about the existing complaints
P15 – Information added: unless otherwise specified in terms of the contract

3) May 2015
P1 – changed information regarding revision of reference documents: the latest revision
P5 – changed requirements for process / machine short-term and long-term capability for safety and important characteristics;
Points added: P5.2 and P5.3
P14 – redrafted requirement
P18 – changed: ISO/TS 16949:2009  ISO/TS 16949 latest revision

4) August 2016
P3 – added: according to AIAG, latest revision

4) July 2018
P1 – corrected : IATF 16949 */A
P8 – redrafted requirement
P9 – redrafted requirement
P11 – redrafted requirement: (…) according to orders and corresponding schedules.
P12 – redrafted requirement: (…) to monitor, and effectively analyze other indicators(…).
P13 – redrafted requirement: (…)the proven costs (…)
P15 – redrafted requirement: (…) efficiency of this process 2% year to year(…)
P18 – redrafted requirement: IATF16949, points added: 18.1