Original Date: 05/01/1992
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Supplier Total Quality Control/Certification Process
Texas Instrument/Semiconductor Group/ Military Products (TI/SG/MP) has a methodical process (see graphic) to certify suppliers with the goal of stable processes and continuous improvements. Definitive steps must be taken in order to be certified, with all levels of TI/SG/MP's management involved, depending on how strategic the supplier base is to TI/SG/MP.
There are 17 requirements under five categories (quality, delivery, technology, service and price/value) the supplier must meet. In addition, the supplier must attend TI/SG/MP-sponsored development options such as TQC workshops. These workshops are held with individual suppliers, TI/SG/MP end users and procurement personnel. They clearly identify, prioritize, and communicate customer needs, supplier deliverables and the requirements to meet these needs. When the TI/SG/MP decision is made to certify, TI/SG/MP requires supplier commitment. When the commitment is made, a certification schedule is developed. Once certified, TI/SG/MP has the goal of sustained relationship with the supplier.
The TI/SG/MP certification process has reduced the quantity of suppliers by 50%, improved quality, and reduced material acquisition time.
TI Vendor Certification Process
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