Steel Parts Ford Q1 Status

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January 14, 2019

Raybestos Powertrain, Allomatic, and Steel Parts are brands of Gearbox, who supply the world’s foremost aftermarket distributors, automotive OEM’s, Tier 1 auto and industrial suppliers, and heavy-duty transmission manufacturers. Steel Parts Manufacturing Inc. has achieved recognition for its premium quality products from original equipment manufacturers that includes the Ford Q1 supplier status and multiple GM Supplier Quality Excellence Awards. Over the years, we have grown into an internationally recognized OEM/Tier 1 supplier specializing in precision metal stampings for the automotive, powertrain and motion technology industries. We are an industry leader in the production of close tolerance stampings and fineblanking components, produced by a highly-skilled team of professionals at our facility in Tipton, Indiana. Our mission is to supply our customers with precision products on time with exceptional quality and value, allowing us to grow our business in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. By achieving excellence in quality performance, capable systems, warranty performance, and delivery performance, Steel Parts has maintained Ford Q1 status since 2015.

Ford Q1 uses five key metrics in determining a supplier’s Quality Performance category score: Production and Service PPM: Does a supplier consistently deliver high quality products when compared against the industry standards? Production and Service QR Rate: Does the supplier provide high quality parts to Ford and JV plants and service depots, minimizing disruptions? Stop Shipments: Is vehicle rework, modification or reinspection necessary due to poor product availability or supplier quality? Ford Q1 evaluates the capable systems category by third party certification to IATF 16949 or ISO/TS 16949 quality management standards, and to the ISO 14001 environmental standard. Suppliers must also complete a self-assessment to MMOG / LE, achieving level A. Compliance to these standards is required to attain and maintain Ford Q1 status. Ford Q1 also uses a Manufacturing Site Assessment that determines if the site satisfies Ford Q1 process requirements, whether the supplier is performing to customer expectations, and will identify any opportunity for improvement. Advanced Quality Planning (APQP Launch Performance is then used to determine how well a supplier is supporting launches measured for Ford manufacturing facilities.

Warranty Performance is measured by the supplier’s ability to support warranty improvement, including minimal Ford intervention due to supplier failure. Field Service Actions: Has Ford had to intervene for the end customer because of a supplier failure? Warranty R/1000 Performance (Production only): Does the supplier show reduction in repairs / 1000 and continuously improve their manufacturing and supply processes to decrease warranty? Delivery performance is measured based on products being delivered on time and to the correct location, in the proper quantity, and with the correct information. A delivery rating of 81 points or higher must be maintained for all ship points associated with the manufacturing location. Increased levels of performance are expected when attaining Ford Q1 status. After qualifying for each metric, suppliers must receive customer endorsements to be officially recognized as Q1 status. Steel Parts has benefited greatly from achieving Ford Q1 status, as Q1 facilities are considered for new product development and sourcing. To learn more about Steel Parts and its association with Ford Q1 status, visit http://www.steelparts.com/.


 

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