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Central Electropolishing Co.
Quality System Manual
ISO 9001
AS9100C
ISO 13485
124 N Lawrence, Anthony KS 67003 USA
Phone: 620-842-3701
Toll Free: 877-200-5488
Fax: 620-842-3208
Reviewed and approved for adequacy prior to issue by:

Ken Bellesine, CEO

Steven Bellesine, President

Randy Moore, VP
Operations/Quality Control
Manager

Date:

Date:

Date:

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CELCO Quality Manual Revision History

Revision Level

Change Description

Date

Original

Original Release

7/19/01

REV A

Clarification; addition of forms

12/30/01

REV B

Clarification of manual.

1/11/07

REV C

Modify entire quality manual to meet ISO 9001, AS9100b and ISO
13485

5/14/07

REV D

Deleted Process Parameters for Medical Device Sterilization, and Shelf
Life Records, changed checking Iron Content every 90 Days to As
Needed. Added Process Numbers

8/04/08

REV E

Added Risk Management to Records of (Identification) para.4.2.4
Added tolerance and approval for use to para. 6.3
Added persons approved to make processes changes to para. 7.5.1.2
Added Inspection stamps will not be re-issued for 6 months after
termination of employee to para. 7.5.3

10/22/08

REV F

Changed – all micrometers will be calibrated and certified semi-
annually to; all micrometers will be calibrated and certified biennially in
para. 7.6 (f)

9/22/09

REV G

Storage Times for Medical History Sheets added to para. 4.2.4
Quality Objectives changed in para. 5.4.1

3/15/10

REV H

5.6 Change schedule for management review to at lease annually
5.6 Revise agenda/inputs
8.5.1 Added procedure for advisory notices
8.5.2Revise the procedure to include action to take when
timely/effective action is not achieved.
8.5.3 Revise the procedure to include controls for recording the results
of preventive actions
7.5.1.3 Revise the procedure to include periodic inspection.
7.2.3 Add procedure for customer feedback

10/22/10

REV I

Revise manual to be compliant with ISO9001:2008 and AS9100C

1/3/11

REV J

Revise based on internal audit of AS9100C compliance and ISO13485
compliance as follows:
Risk Management details revised
Configuration Management details revised
Moved Training Programs to separate document

8/16/11

REV K

Indicate procedures with title and text box

9/2/11

REV L

Remove text boxes around various information and refer to new
procedures issued by the company

11/1/11

REV M

7.1.1 Revise project management to comply with AS9100C
7.1.2 Revise risk management for Risk Management Matrix

1/20/12

REV N

7.6 Revise calibration as required from Millipore audit

7/30/12

REV O

4.1 Add testing organizations to outsourced processes
7.1.2 Risk Management revised to include a watch list and based on
customer history
8.2.4 Delete reference to “No sampling…”

9/12/12

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4.2.4 Revise required retention of quality records from 7 years to 10
years
7.5.1.4 Added a process for this requirement. Previously considered as
not applicable
7.1.2 Risk management changed to be controlled at receiving inspection

6/24/13

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1.0 CELCO MISSION STATEMENT/QUALITY STATEMENT ……………………………………………………. 5
2.0 SCOPE …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 5
3.0 QUALITY CONTROL DEPARTMENT ……………………………………………………………………………….. 6
4. QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM: …………………………………………………………………………………. 6
4.1 General Requirements: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 6
4.2 Documentation Requirements: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 9
4.2.2 The CELCO Quality Manual ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 9
4.2.3 Control of Documents ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 9
4.2.4 Control of Records ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 10
5. MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY: …………………………………………………………………………………. 11
5.1 Management Commitment: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 11
5.2 Customer Focus: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 11
5.3 Quality Policy: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 12
5.4 Planning: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 12
5.4.1 Quality Objectives: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 12
5.4.2 Quality Management System Planning: ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12
5.5 Responsibility, Authority and Communication:…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 12
5.5.1 Responsibility and Authority: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 12
5.5.2 Quality Management Representative: …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12
5.5.3 Internal Communication: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 12
5.6 Management Review: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 12
5.6.1 General: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 12
5.6.2 Review Input: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 12
5.6.3 Review Output: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 13
6. RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: …………………………………………………………………………………………. 13
6.1 Provision of Resources: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 13
6.2 Human Resources: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 13
6.2.2 Competence, Awareness and Training: ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 13
6.3 Infrastructure: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 13
6.4 Work Environment: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 14
7. PRODUCT REALIZATION: ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 14
7.1 Planning of Product Realization: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 14
7.2 Customer-Related Processes: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 15
7.2.1 Determination of Requirements Related to the Product: ……………………………………………………………………….. 15

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7.2.2 Review of Requirements Related to the Product: ………………………………………………………………………………….. 15
7.2.3 Customer Communication: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 16
7.3 Design and Development ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 16
7.4.1 Purchasing Process: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 16
7.4.2 Purchasing Information: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 17
7.4.3 Verification of Purchased Product: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 17
7.5 Production and Service Provision: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 18
7.5.1 Control of Production and Service Provision: ………………………………………………………………………………………. 18
7.5.1.1 Production Documentation: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 18
7.5.1.2 Control of Production Process Changes: …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 18
7.5.1.2.1 Cleanliness of product and contamination control ………………………………………………………………………….. 19
7.5.1.2.2 Installation activities ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 19
7.5.1.2.3 Servicing activities for Medical Devices ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 19
7.5.1.3 Control of Production Equipment, Tools and Numerical Control (N.C.) Machine Programs: …………………… 19
7.5.1.3 Particular requirements for sterile medical devices ……………………………………………………………………………. 19
7.5.1.4 Post Delivery Support: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 19
7.5.2 Validation of Processes for Production and Service Provision (Special Processes): ………………………………………………….. 19
7.5.3 Identification and Traceability: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 20
7.5.3.2 Traceability ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 20
7.5.3.2.1 General ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 21
7.5.3.2.2 Particular requirements for active implantable medical devices and implantable medical ………………… 21
devices ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 21
7.5.3.3 Status identification ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 21
7.5.4 Customer Property: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 21
7.5.5 Preservation of Product:………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 21
7.6 Control of Monitoring and Measuring Devices: ………………………………………………………………………………………………… 21
8. MEASUREMENT, ANALYSIS AND IMPROVEMENT: ………………………………………………………… 22
8.1 General:……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 22
8.2 Monitoring and Measurement: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 23
8.2.1 Customer Satisfaction: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 23
8.2.2 Internal Audit: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 23
8.2.3 Monitoring and Measurement of Processes: ………………………………………………………………………………………… 23
8.2.4 Monitoring and Measurement of Product: …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 24
8.2.4.1 Inspection Documentation: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 24
8.2.4.2 First Article Inspection: ………………………………………………………………………………………..Error! Bookmark not defined.
8.2.4.2 Particular requirement for active implantable medical devices and implantable medical devices ………….. 24
8.3 CONTROL OF NONCONFORMING PRODUCT……………………………………………………………………………………………… 24
8.4 Analysis of Data: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 25
8.5 Improvement: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 25
8.5.1 Continual Improvement: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 25
8.5.2 Corrective Action: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 26
8.5.3 Preventive Action: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 26

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1.0 CELCO MISSION STATEMENT/QUALITY STATEMENT
CELCO will comply with customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements and work to
continually improve the effectiveness of the quality management system.
We will strive to supply the highest quality service from our employees and subcontractors at
competitive prices in the most expeditious manner possible. We will provide safe working conditions
for our employees and our environment.
We will strive to meet or exceed our customer’s expectations while improving our operations, facility
and techniques to keep up with the ever changing world of Metal Finishing Services.
2.0 SCOPE
This manual is written to afford the responsibility of Central Electropolishing Co., Inc. also referred to as
CELCO, to establish a quality management system to meet the needs of our customers and uphold the
required compliance to the appropriate specifications and drawing instructions of the same clients. The
requirements of any statutory and regulatory agencies will be addressed, as applicable.
The enclosed organizational chart divides the company’s responsibility to separate the Quality Control System
from the other operations, but does not remove the responsibility of each sections to monitor and perform the
inspections necessary to be in compliance with the customers requirements.
It will be the responsibility of the supervisory personnel to work with the Quality Control Manager and maintain
the quality standards. Any reference to standards in this document are to the following revisions:
ISO9001:2008, ISO13485:2003, and/or AS9100C.

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3.0 QUALITY CONTROL DEPARTMENT
The Quality Control Manager has the responsibility of developing and implementing a Quality Control System
to insure that necessary compliance of customer instructions is honored. The Quality Control Managers’ duties
will include, but not limited to:
 Develop and maintain a Quality Control Manual.
 Supervise the implementation of a Quality Control System.
 Provide instructions for the development of internal quality procedures.
 Review that all material received is in accord with the purchase order and/or the quotation.
 Assure that the traveling work order is proper and stating all information for production.
 Maintain all Quality Control records. QC Manager will sign and date all Work History Sheets. Customer
complaints that require corrective action require that Form H be completed.
 QC Manager will maintain an Electronic copy of all Work History Sheets in their computer.
 Delegate duties to other designees to act in the QC Managers behalf for quality inspections.
4. QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM:
4.1 General Requirements:
CELCO has established, documented, implemented and maintains a quality management system and strives
to continually improve the quality systems effectiveness in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001,
AS9100 and ISO 13485.
CELCO has determined the processes needed for the quality management system and the application of
needed processes throughout the organization. Flowcharts have been prepared to show the sequence and
interaction of these processes. CELCO has determined methods to be used for operation and control of these
processes and has determined the criteria needed.
Top management uses input from personnel, quality results, and management review to ensure the availability
of appropriate resources and information necessary to support the operation and monitoring of these
processes.
Processes are monitored, measured, where applicable, and analyzed to provide a baseline for data and
metrics for continual improvement. Flowcharts are found on the pages following.
When CELCO chooses to outsource any process that affects product conformity to requirements, the
organization ensures control over such processes. The type and extent of control to be applied to these
outsourced processes is defined within the quality management system.
Outsourcing includes:
 Special processes controlled by CELCO Purchase Order and receiving inspection.
 Testing services for various processes controlled by CELCO Purchase Order and receiving inspection.
 Internal audits controlled by use of CELCO forms and review by company personnel
 Machining controlled by CELCO Purchase Order and receiving inspection
 Calibration – controlled by CELCO purchase order and record review
CELCO implements actions necessary to achieve planned results and maintain the effectiveness of these
processes.

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The quality processes and their interactions are shown on the flowcharts following:

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4.2 Documentation Requirements:
4.2.1 The quality management system documentation of CELCO contains all documentation required by:
ISO 9001, AS9100 and ISO 13485 as well as quality related documentation required by customers.
This manual provides for:
a. documented statements of a mission statement/quality policy and reference to quality objectives,
b. a quality manual,
c. documented procedures and records required by any standard addressed by this manual: (by inclusion or
reference),
d. documents, including records, determined to be necessary by CELCO to ensure the effective planning,
operation and control of its processes,
e) any other documentation specified by standards or national/regional regulations. In this case the
documentation will be created, implemented and maintained.
For each type or model of medical device, CELCO establishes and maintains a file either containing or
identifying documents defining product specifications and quality management system requirements (see
4.2.3). These documents define the complete manufacturing process. Installation and servicing does not apply
to CELCO operations.
CELCO ensures that personnel have access to, or are aware of, relevant quality management system
documentation and are aware of relevant procedures. Customers and/or regulatory authorities or their
representatives have access to agreed portions of the quality management system documentation and
records.
4.2.2 The CELCO Quality Manual
The scope of this quality management system covers Electropolishing, Passivation and Precision Cleaning.
CELCO also provides some assembly.
This manual has been developed to administer procedures for the control of quality and continuous
improvement efforts to ensure customer satisfaction for our products and services.
CELCO excludes design 7.3 and servicing provisions of 7.5.1 and 7.5.2. This is justified by the fact that
CELCO provides a service that meets customer requirements.
This manual contains all required procedures or a reference to procedures and they are organized by the
general clause numbers provided by AS9100 in order to show their relationship. Referenced procedures are
made from the section of the manual corresponding the top level numbered clauses of the standard.
The table of contents in this manual outlines the structure of the documentation used in the Quality
Management System
A description of the interaction between the processes of the quality management system is shown on the
flowcharts.
4.2.3 CONTROL OF DOCUMENTS
Documents required by the quality management system are controlled.
Each document is approved for adequacy prior to issue, reviewed and updated and re-approved as needed by
the VP Operations. Controlled copies of this manual are available online to indicate that they are controlled.
Revision notes are kept for CELCO procedures to ensure that changes are known. The VP Operations also
ensures that documents remain legible and readily identifiable and that relevant versions of applicable
documents are available at points of use.

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Documents of external origin are identified and their distribution is controlled. Examples of these types of
documents may include: ISO9001, ISO 13485 and AS9100 standards, customer supplied data.
A history file of closed purchase orders is maintained for reference.
The VP Operations or authorized designee prevent the unintended use of obsolete documents and apply
suitable identification to them if they are retained for any purpose.
Where required by customer contracts or regulatory authority, the VP Operations or authorized designee
coordinates any needed document changes.
Refer to procedure QSP-01, Document Control.
Where applicable, for medial devices, CELCO ensures that changes to documents are reviewed and approved
either by the original approving function or another designated function which has access to pertinent
background information upon which to base its decisions.
Where applicable, for medical devices, CELCO defines the period for which at least one copy of obsolete
controlled documents is retained. This period ensures that documents to which medical devices have been
manufactured and tested are available for at least the lifetime of the medical device as defined by the
organization, but not less than the retention period of any resulting record (see 4.2.4), or as specified by
relevant regulatory requirements.
4.2.4 CONTROL OF RECORDS
Records are established and maintained to provide evidence of conformity to requirements and of the effective
operation of the quality management system. Records are to remain legible, readily identifiable and
retrievable. The procedure defining the controls needed for the identification, storage, protection, retrieval,
retention time and disposition of records is procedure QSP-02, Records Control.
At CELCO, shredding destroys all records. The function named as responsible is responsible for ensuring that
records are created, maintained and made available in accordance with the table below.
Refer to procedure QSP-02, Records Control for control of records that are created by suppliers if applicable,
as well as those required by customer contract.
For medical devices, CELCO retains the records for a period of time at least equivalent to the lifetime of the
medical device as defined by the CELCO, but not less than two years from the date of product release by
CELCO or as specified by relevant regulatory requirements. Obsolete History Sheets for Medical Devices are
be stored indefinitely on computer and storage disc.

Records of (identification)

Location

Reference

Responsibility

Time (minimum)

Management reviews

Office

5.6.1

President

2 yrs

Training records

Office

6.2.2

VP Operations

2

Maintenance Records

Office

6.3

VP Operations

2

Planning of Product (Job Traveler)(Work
Order)(History Sheet, including Medical)

Office

7.1

VP Operations

10

Quote reviews

Office

7.2.2

VP Operations

6 months

Contract reviews

Office

7.2.2

VP Operations

10

Purchasing Records (ID & Traceability to
the extent required)

Office

7.4

VP Operations

10

Purchasing records of verification

Office

7.4

VP Operations

10

Supplier Evaluations and actions arising
from the evaluation

Office

7.4

VP Operations

2

Risk Management (quote, Customer
Purchase Orders, Work Order/Traveler,

Office

7.1

VP Operations

10

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and /or risk management form)

Special Process records (Electropolish,
Passivate, O2 Cleaning)

Office

7.5.2

VP Operations

10

Inspection and test records (in process)

Office

7.5.3

VP Operations

10

Inspection and test records
(final)(release of product)

Office

8.2.4

VP Operations

10

Customer Property (if damaged)

Office

7.5.4

VP Operations

2

Calibration records (monitoring,
measuring equipment)

Office

7.6

VP Operations

10

Internal audit results

Office

8.2.2

VP Operations

10

Implantable medical devices- identity of
inspection personnel

Office

8.2.4.2

VP Operations

10

Nonconforming product and disposition
(including waivers & concessions, if
made)

Office

8.3

VP Operations

10

Medical – identity of persons making
concessions

Office

8.3

VP Operations

10

Analysis of data records

Office

8.4

VP Operations

10

Corrective & Preventive actions including
customer complaints, root cause
investigations and follow-up

Office

8.5.2 & 8.5.3

VP Operations

10
5. MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY:
5.1 Management Commitment:
Top management has provided evidence of its commitment to the development and implementation of the
quality management system and continually improving its effectiveness by:
a. Communicating to the organization the importance of meeting customer as well as statutory and regulatory
requirements, at CELCO staff briefings and employee meetings covering these issues.
b. establishing the Mission Statement/Quality Policy as follows:
CELCO will comply with requirements and work to continually improve the effectiveness
of the quality management system
We will strive to supply the highest quality service from our employees and
subcontractors at competitive prices in the most expeditious manner possible. We will
provide safe working conditions for our employees and our environment.
We will strive to meet or exceed our customer’s expectations while improving our
operations, facility and techniques to keep up with the ever changing world of Metal
Finishing Services.
c. CELCO quality objectives are established and reviewed in the top management review of the quality
system and its performance. These objectives may be changed from time to time and are reflected in the
minutes of the management review meeting. Where ever possible, metrics are employed to chart our
progress in meeting the quality objectives.
d. Management reviews are conducted covering applicable quality issues at least annually. Minutes of the
meeting are used to record required information. (Reference ¶ 5.6)
e. Availability of adequate quality system resources will be included in management reviews of the quality
system and in staff meetings as appropriate.
5.2 Customer Focus:
Top management ensures that customer requirements are determined and are met with the aim of enhancing
customer satisfaction. Top Management ensures that product conformity and on-time delivery performance are
measured and that appropriate action is taken if planned results are not, or will not be, achieved.

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5.3 Mission Statement/Quality Policy:
Top management has ensured that the mission statement/quality policy (reference ¶ 5.1b) is appropriate to the
purpose of the organization and includes a commitment to comply with requirements and continually improve
the effectiveness of the quality management system. Top management also has provided a framework for
establishing and reviewing quality objectives in the management review meetings. Top management has
ensured that the quality policy and objectives are communicated and understood within the organization.
5.4 Planning:
5.4.1 Quality Objectives:
Top management has ensured that quality objectives, including those needed to meet requirements for product
[see 7.1 a)], are established at relevant functions and levels within the organization. The quality objectives are
measurable and consistent with the quality policy. Refer to Quality Objectives document.
5.4.2 Quality Management System Planning:
Top management ensures that the planning of the quality management system is carried out in order to meet
the requirements given in 4.1, as well as the quality objectives. When changes to the quality management
system are anticipated, management will plan the implementation of the change so that the integrity of the
quality system is maintained.
5.5 Responsibility, Authority and Communication:
5.5.1 Responsibility and Authority:
Top management has ensured that the responsibilities and authorities are defined, documented and
communicated within the organization. See organizational chart in section 1.0 of this manual.
Top management has established the interrelation of all personnel who manage, perform and verify work
affecting quality, and ensures the independence and authority necessary to perform these tasks.
5.5.2 Quality Management Representative:
The VP Operations, a member of CELCO’s top management, serves as the Quality Management
Representative (QMR). In addition to any other responsibilities, the VP Operations has the responsibility and
authority to:
a. ensure that processes needed for the quality management system are established, implemented and
maintained,
b. report to management on the performance of the quality management system and any needs for
improvement,
c. ensure the promotion of awareness of regulatory and customer requirements throughout the organization,
and
d. the freedom and unrestricted access to top management to resolve quality management issues.
5.5.3 Internal Communication:
Top management has ensured that appropriate communication processes are established within the
organization and that communication takes place regarding the effectiveness of the quality management
system. CELCO accomplishes this by periodic employee briefings and quality information displayed at time
clocks regarding Mission Statement and quality objectives.
5.6 Management Review:
5.6.1 General:
Top management reviews the quality management system at least annually. This review is conducted to
ensure its continuing suitability, adequacy and effectiveness as well as assessing opportunities for
improvement and the need for changes to the quality management system, including the quality policy and
quality objectives. Minutes kept provide the records from management reviews.
5.6.2 Review Input:

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The input to management review includes information on
a) results of audits,
b) customer feedback,
c) process performance and product conformity,
d) status of preventive and corrective actions,
e) follow-up actions from previous management reviews,
f) changes that could affect the quality management system, and
g) recommendations for improvement.
h) Quality policy and objectives
i) Supplier re-evaluation (Vendor Risk Assessment)
j) new or revised regulatory requirements.
5.6.3 Review Output:
The output from the management review includes decisions and actions related to the:
a) improvements needed to maintain the effectiveness of the quality management system and its processes,
b. improvement of product related to customer requirements, and
c. resource needs.
6. RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:
6.1 Provision of Resources:
CELCO determines and provides the resources needed to implement and maintain the quality management
system and continually improve and maintain its effectiveness. Management ensures that resources are
available to enhance customer satisfaction by meeting customer requirements and to meet regulatory and
customer requirements.
6.2 Human Resources:
6.2.1 Management ensures that personnel performing work affecting conformity product requirements are
competent on the basis of appropriate education, training, skills and experience. These requirements are
supported by education and training records.
6.2.2 Competence, Training and Awareness
CELCO determines the necessary competence for personnel performing work affecting conformity to product
requirements as described above and then, where applicable, provides training or takes other actions to
achieve the necessary competence. Observation of demonstrated ability is used to evaluate the effectiveness
of the training and actions taken. This process ensures that CELCO personnel are aware of the relevance and
importance of their activities and how they contribute to the achievement of the quality objectives. Appropriate
records of education, training, skills and experience are maintained.
6.3 Infrastructure:
Management at CELCO determines the need for infrastructure resources to achieve conformity to product
requirements. These resource needs are obtained through staff meetings and the review of the quality
management system. Items considered in staff meetings and management reviews are buildings, workspace
and associated utilities, processing equipment and supporting services (such as transport, communication or
information systems) as appropriate.
CELCO has established documented requirements for maintenance activities, including their frequency, when
such activities or lack thereof can affect product quality. Records of such maintenance are maintained (see
4.2.4).
Maintenance Records:
All electrolyte fluids used in Electropolish processes will be checked and recorded for specific gravity and
temperature balance at least twice weekly (Form D). The iron level of the electrolyte of each tank will be
checked when a change in the performance of the fluid is noticed that is not contributed to specific gravity or
temperature. These records will be filed in the Quality Control Managers office. The balance of specific gravity
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gravity. A maintenance record with the above information will be kept in the supervisor’s office. All complete
forms will be kept in the QC Managers office.
6.4 Work Environment:
CELCO provides the work environment needed to achieve conformity to product requirements. This may
include control of temperature, humidity, lighting and cleanliness. Quality system audits may provide feedback
to management on work environment issues.
For medical devices,CELCO has established procedure QSP-09 to address product contamination.
Contamination may occur in the processing media and thus contaminate the product finish but there is not
need to address requirements for health, cleanliness and clothing of personnel as such items cannot
contaminate the product, work environment conditions as the environment does not have to be controlled for
the CELCO processes. Special environmental conditions within the work environment do not apply.
Special arrangements are established and documented in QSP-09 for the control of contaminated or
potentially contaminated product in order to prevent contamination of other product, the work environment or
personnel (see 7.5.3.1).
7. PRODUCT REALIZATION:
7.1 Planning of Product Realization:
CELCO has developed plans for processes needed for processing of product. Planning of product realization is
provided on the job traveler and its referenced documents. This method of producing product planning is
consistent with the requirements of the other processes of the quality management system. CELCO plans
product realization taking into account the following items as appropriate:
a. quality objectives and requirements for the product;
b. the need to establish processes and documents, and to provide resources specific to the product;
c. required verification, validation, monitoring, measurement, inspection and test activities specific to the
product and the criteria for product acceptance
d. records needed to provide evidence that the manufacturing processes and resulting product meet
requirements (see 4.2.4);
e. configuration management appropriate to the product;
f. the identification of resources to support production.
7.1.1 Project Management
As appropriate to CELCO and the product, CELCO plans and manages product realization in a structured and
controlled manner to meet the requirements at acceptable risk, within resource and schedule constraints. Each
order can be identified as a project and is controlled by the Work Order, Traveler and corresponding inspection
information.
7.1.2 Risk Management
CELCO will evaluate the risks associated with all known aspects of medical device production and will review
risks according to procedure QSP-14.
For all products, CELCO has established, implemented and maintains a process for managing risk to the
achievement of applicable requirements that includes, as appropriate to CELCO and the product, the following:
 Responsibilities for risk management:
 Quoting – VP/Operations, CEO, President. During quoting, if there are concerns about the product to
be processed, the order will be no-quoted. No record is made. On time delivery is not considered a risk
as the due dates are determined prior to an order being sent (during quote).
 Contract Review – Contracts Administrator. May review input from inspection from previous orders but
if the order was quoted it is accepted in all cases, pending receiving the product for inspection. Any
changes in date due are resolved if different than the schedule quoted.
 Receiving Inspection – Inspector. Upon inspection, the determination of risk is based on the condition
of the product and can be refused. All risk information is entered on the Traveler.
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 Criteria is based on capability of product, as received, to be processed
 Consequences can be product that does not meet the customer’s requirements
 Likelihood is very low (5% of the time) to medium (20% of the time)
 Risk acceptance is left to the Inspector, with input from management when requested.
If an order is received with additional unacceptable risk, the order may not be accepted. At any time,
management can decide to accept an order with high risk but again the problem is noted on the Shop
Schedule to alert appropriate personnel.
7.1.3 Configuration Management.
CELCO has established, implemented and maintains a configuration management process that includes, as
appropriate to the product:
 Configuration management planning – Begins at the time of contract acceptance (part number and
revision, applicable specifications)
 Configuration identification – Identified on the Work Order and Traveler, if applicable
 Change control – Central records for part number will be updated as required.
 Configuration status accounting – Periodic review of records may be required by management and
communicated to applicable personnel.
 Configuration audit – Performed as listed on the Internal Audit schedule (one in-process project and one
completed project compared to customer requirements).
Configuration management at CELCO is maintained in conjunction with customer requirements. As part of
contract review activities (customer purchase document or on-line access) the parts are reviewed and
coordinated with the customer, as required.
7.1.4 Control of Work Transfers
CELCO established, implemented and maintains a process to plan and control the temporary or permanent
transfer of work. For CELCO, this will only occur for a change from one supplier to another supplier.
Receiving inspection will verify the conformity of the work to requirements.
The process is as follows:
 Management informs Purchasing of the need to make a change
 Purchasing reviews the Approved Supplier List
 If approved, a Purchase Order is created for the supplier identified by management
 If not approved, the supplier is approved on a temporary basis or is approved through the approval process
(7.4.1)
 A Purchase Order is then sent to this new supplier.
7.2 Customer-Related Processes:
7.2.1 Determination of Requirements Related to the Product:
CELCO has determined product requirements specified by the customer, including the requirements for
delivery. CELCO does not provide post-delivery activities. Where the customer does not state requirements,
but they are found necessary for the specified or intended use, CELCO determine these requirements.
CELCO also makes known and translates into requirements any statutory and regulatory requirements
applicable to the product as well as any additional requirements considered necessary by CELCO.
7.2.2 Review of Requirements Related to the Product:
CELCO reviews requirements related to the product. This review is conducted prior to CELCO’s commitment
to supply a product to the customer. All quotations, contracts and orders, including changes made, are
reviewed to ensure that:
a. product requirements are defined and documented,
b. any contract or order requirements differing from those previously expressed are resolved,
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e. Risks, due to new technology, new processes or short delivery times are identified (see 7.1.2).
Records of the results of the review and actions arising from the review are maintained as quality records.
CELCO accepts purchase orders or requests for quotations. If product requirements are changed, CELCO
ensures that relevant documents are amended and that relevant personnel are made aware of the changed
requirements.
7.2.3 Customer Communication:
CELCO determines and implements effective arrangements for communicating with customers in relation to
product information, inquiries, contracts or orders including amendments. CELCO communicates with
customers and effectively handles customer complaints.
Additionally, CELCO strives to get feedback from customer as described in the following procedure.
 Annually, the Management Representative will send a CELCO Customer Satisfaction survey to identified
customers.
 The survey is intended to help CELCO respond to customer concerns and improve quality and service.
 This survey is not required to be returned but the customer will be urged to feedback information.
 Concerns will be reviewed by management and employees as deemed necessary by the Management
Representative.
 Analysis of this data will be performed in order that a comparison is possible from year-to-year.
7.3 Design and Development
(Excluded with justification: CELCO provides service to customer specifications)
7.4 Purchasing:
7.4.1 Purchasing Process:
CELCO ensures that purchased product conforms to specified requirements. The type and extent of control
applied to the supplier and the purchased product, is dependent upon the effect of the purchased product on
the quality of our product. Refer to QSP-15, Purchasing. CELCO is responsible for the conformity of all
products purchased from suppliers, including any product from sources defined by the customer.
CELCO evaluates and selects suppliers based on their ability to supply product in accordance with the stated
requirements. Records of this evaluation are maintained on the Approved Vendors List as temporary or
customer required. Criteria for initial selection are included in an evaluation based on the New Vendor Form
which includes potential risk in quality and delivery based on CELCO requirements. Customer required
vendors will be added without evaluation. Certification to a known standard when required by a customer is
used as criteria when applicable.
CELCO maintains a list of its suppliers that includes the scope of their approval (e.g., product type, process
family, service). The list will only include approved vendors. Any vendor considered conditional or
disapproved will be used only with approval management and available in the accounting software of the
company.
Suppliers are re-evaluated by CELCO at least annually, based on the performance of the supplier related to
the effect on risk for quality, delivery and response to concerns using the Vendor Risk Assessment form. The
results of these reviews are maintained and used as a factor in establishing the level of controls to be
implemented. When suppliers do not meet requirements, a corrective action request will be issued to the
supplier. Any supplier that fails to satisfactorily complete a corrective action request may be removed from the
approved supplier’s list. Records of the results of evaluations and any necessary corrective actions arising
from evaluations are maintained as quality records.
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Management has the responsibility for approving supplier quality systems and has the authority to disapprove
the use of sources. This process is contained in the management review and those in attendance have the
responsibility to input into the decision for any changes in the status of a supplier.
Management determines the risk involved with selecting or using a supplier. Selection is based on inclusion
on the Approved Vendor List where risk has been evaluated annually on the Vendor Risk Assessment form.
New vendor risk is based on the information included on the New Vendor Form.
7.4.2 Purchasing Information:
Purchase orders or referenced attachments describe the product to be purchased, including where
appropriate:
a. requirements for approval of product, procedures, processes and equipment,
b. requirements for qualification of personnel,
c. quality management system requirements,
d. the identification and revision status 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 CELCO, 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 CELCO of nonconforming product and obtain
CELCO approval for nonconforming product disposition, notify CELCO of changes in product and/or process,
changes of suppliers, changes of manufacturing facility location and, where required, obtain CELCO approval
and flow down to the supply chain the applicable requirements including customer requirements,
h. records retention requiremetnts;
i. right of access by CELCO, the customer of CELCO, and regulatory authorities to the applicable areas of the
facilities, at any level of the supplyn chain, involved in the order and to all applicable records, and
CELCO ensures the adequacy of specified purchase requirements prior to communication to the supplier.
To the extent required for traceability given in 7.5.3.2, CELCO maintains relevant purchasing information, i.e.
documents (see 4.2.3) and records (see 4.2.4).
7.4.3 Verification of Purchased Materials/Service:
CELCO has established and implemented inspection or other activities necessary to ensure that purchased
product meets specified purchase requirements.
CELCO verification activities may include as applicable:
a. obtaining objective evidence of the quality of the product from suppliers including: accompanying
documentation, certificate of conformity, test reports, statistical records, and process control records,
b. inspection and audit at supplier’s premises,
c. review of the required documentation, and
d. inspection of materials upon receipt.
Records of the verification are maintained (see 4.2.4)
Purchased materials are verified as conforming by utilizing visual means and subsequent tests during
processing. Purchased services are verified as conforming by visual and other means.
Where purchased product is released for production use pending completion of all required
verification activities, it is identified and recorded to allow recall and replacement if it is subsequently found
that the product does not meet requirements.
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CELCO does not delegate verification activities to a supplier.
Where CELCO or the customer of CELCO intends to perform verification at the supplier’s premises, these
verification arrangements and the method of product release is contained in the purchasing information.
Verification by the customer is not used by CELCO as evidence of effective control of quality by the supplier
and does not absolve CELCO of the responsibility to provide acceptable product, nor does it preclude
subsequent rejection by the customer.
7.5 Production and Service Provision:
7.5.1 Control of Production and Service Provision:
CELCO plans and carries out processing in accordance with the applicable procedures and operations in
sequence on the job traveler.
Processing controlled conditions include, as applicable the:
a) availability of information that describes the characteristics of the product,
b) the availability of documented procedures, documented requirements, work instructions, and reference
materials and reference measurement procedures as necessary,
c) use of suitable equipment,
d) availability and use of monitoring and measuring equipment as needed,
e) implementation of monitoring and measurement as required by the product,
f) implementation of product release and delivery of products,
g) accountability for all product during processing (e.g., part quantities, split orders, and nonconforming
product),
h) evidence that all processing and inspection/verification operations have been completed as planned, or as
otherwise documented and authorized,
i) provision for the prevention, detection, and removal of foreign objects,
j) monitoring and control of utilities and supplies (water, compressed air, electricity, chemical products) to the
extent they affect conformity to product requirements, and
k) criteria for workmanship, specified in the clearest practical manner (written standards, representative
samples, illustrations).
l) the implementation of defined operations for labeling and packaging. CELCO establishes and maintains a
record (see 4.2.4) for each batch of medical devices that provides traceability to the extent specified in
7.5.3 and identifies the amount manufactured and amount approved for distribution. The batch record is
verified and approved using the Traveler and History Sheet. A batch can be a single medical device.
CELCO considers the following when planning the processing of product, as appropriate:
 the establishment of process controls and development of control plans where key characteristics have
been identified,
 designing, manufacturing, and using tooling to measure variable data,
 identifying in-process inspection/verification points when adequate verification of conformance cannot be
performed at later stages of realization,
 special processes (see 7.5.2).
7.5.1.1 Production Process verification:
CELCO uses a representative item from the first production run of a new part or assembly to verify that the
production processes, production documentation and tooling are capable of producing parts and assemblies
that meet requirements. This process is repeated when changes occur that invalidates the original results (e.g.,
engineering changes, manufacturing process changes, tooling changes).
7.5.1.2 Control Of Production Process Changes:
Processes at CELCO are performed in accordance with CELCO Processing Procedures such as:
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 O2 Cleaning 1011
 Passivation 1005
 Aqueous Cleaning 1021
And/or prescribed customer specifications.
Personnel authorized to approve changes to production processes are the Production Manager, VP of
Operations, Quality Manager, President, or CEO.
CELCO will identify and obtain acceptance of changes that require customer and/or regulatory authority
approval in accordance with contract or regulatory requirements.
CELCO will control and document changes affecting processes, production equipment, tools or software
programs.
The results of changes to production processes is assessed to confirm that the desired effect has been
achieved without adverse effects to product conformity.
7.5.1.2.1 Cleanliness of product and contamination control
CELCO does not provide sterilization processing services.
7.5.1.2.2 Installation activities
CELCO does not perform any medical device installation.
7.5.1.2.3 Servicing activities for Medical Devices
CELCO does not provide repair and maintenance.
7.5.1.3 AEROSPACE: Control of Production Equipment, Tools and Software Programs:
Production equipment, tools and software programs used to automate and control/monitor product realization
processes, are validated prior to release for production and are maintained.
Validation prior to production use includes verification of the first article produced to the specification. Re-
inspection may include first part buy-off.
Storage requirements, including periodic preservation/condition checks are defined for production equipment
or tooling in storage.
7.5.1.3 MEDICAL: Particular requirements for sterile medical devices
CELCO does not provide sterilization processing services.
7.5.1.4 Post Delivery Support
Post-delivery support provide as applicable and deemed for the:
a. Collection and analysis of data related to actions by CELCO after product has been shipped to customers.
b. Corrective actions or corrections to be made, including investigation and reporting, when problems are
detected after delivery.
c. Control and updating of technical documentation, if required, after action has been taken,
d. Approval, control and use of repair/rework plans as applicable to the situation, and
e. Determining controls required for off-site work if the work is to be done at the customer’s facilities.
The primary record for actions taken and their results will be a corrective action request and related records
referred to in that record.
7.5.2 Validation of Processes for Production and Service Provision (Special Processes):
Validation of Processes for Production and Service Provision: CELCO validates any processes for production
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and, as a consequence, deficiencies become apparent only after the product is in use or the service has been
delivered.
Validation demonstrates the ability of these processes to achieve planned results.
CELCO establishes arrangements for these processes including, as applicable
a. defined criteria for review and approval of the processes – defined by the specification,
b. approval of equipment and qualification of personnel – based on training and proven competency,
c. use of specific methods and procedures – defined by the specification,
d. requirements for records (see 4.2.4), and
e. revalidation – if required based on the changes to the specification.
f. tests required by the processing specification.
CELCO does not utilize computer software to validate product.
CELCO currently performs the following special processes in the facility.
– Electropolishing –CELCO 1000
– Passivation – CELCO 1005
– O2 Cleaning – CELCO 1011
– Aqueous Cleaning – CELCO 1021
7.5.2.2 Particular requirements for sterile medical devices
CELCO does not provide sterilization processing services.
7.5.3 Identification and Traceability:
Where appropriate, CELCO identifies the product by suitable means throughout product realization and has
developed QSP-07 for traceability of medical devices. Record control is listed in section 4.2.4.
At CELCO the process Traveler is utilized to provide for product traceability.
CELCO has established QSP-07 to ensure that medical devices returned to the organization are identified and
distinguished from conforming product.
CELCO maintains the identification of the configuration of the product in order to identify any differences
between the actual configuration and the agreed configuration. Records are maintained using the Traveler.
CELCO identifies the product status with respect to monitoring and measurement requirements.
When acceptance authority media are used (e.g., stamps and/or initials), CELCO has established and
documents controls for the media. Stamps/initials are used to mark materials and paperwork to indicate
acceptance by qualified personnel. A list of personnel with their assigned stamp/initials is maintained by VP
Operations. Assigned inspection stamps will not be re-assigned for 6 months after termination of employment.
Where traceability is a requirement, CELCO controls and records the unique identification of the product on the
Traveler (see 4.2.4).
According to the level of traceability required by contract, regulatory, or other established
requirement, CELCO’s system provides for:
a. identification to be maintained throughout the product life (Traveler);
b. batch control where required (Traveler),
c. for an assembly, the identity and traceability of its components (O2 Cleaning)
d. where applicable, for a given product, a sequential record of its production can be retrieved (History Sheets
for medical devices, Travelers)
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7.5.3.2.1 General
CELCO has established QSP-07 for traceability. It defines the extent of product traceability and the records
required (see 4.2.4, 8.3 and 8.5). See above.
7.5.3.2.2 Particular requirements for active implantable medical devices and implantable medical
devices
In defining the records required for traceability, CELCO includes records of materials and work environment
conditions, if these could cause the medical device not to satisfy its specified requirements. This is not the
case as the production facility is controlled as required.
CELCO provides processing services for the customer only.
Records of the name and address of the shipping package consignee are maintained (see 4.2.4).
7.5.3.3 Status identification
The identification of product status is maintained throughout processing and storage of the product to ensure
that only product that has passed the required inspections.
7.5.4 Customer Property:
CELCO exercises care with customer property while it is under our control. CELCO identifies, verifies, protects
and safeguards customer property provided for use or incorporation into the product. If any customer property
is lost, damaged or otherwise found to be unsuitable for use, CELCO reports this to the customer and maintain
records. Customer property can include intellectual property, including customer-furnished data used for
design, production and/or inspection. It can also include confidential health information.
7.5.5 Preservation of Product:
CELCO does not have any product that has a limited shelf life or special storage conditions. In the event that
the company would get any such material as a special requirement or process improvement, QSP-11 applies.
CELCO does store products in accordance with customer requirements. Product preservation is addressed in
procedure QSP-08.
CELCO preserves the conformity of product during internal processing and delivery to the intended destination
in order to maintain conformity to requirements. This preservation includes identification, handling, packaging,
storage and protection. Preservation also applies (if appropriate) to the component parts of a product. As
applicable, preservation of product includes, where applicable in accordance with product specifications and/or
applicable statutory and regulations, provisions for:
a) prevention, detection and removal of foreign objects;
b) marking and labeling including safety warnings;
c) shelf life control and stock rotation (QSP-11);
d) special handling for hazardous materials.
CELCO ensures that documents that are required to accompany the product, by the contract or order are
present at delivery and are protected against loss and deterioration.
7.6 Control of Monitoring and Measuring Equipment
CELCO determines the monitoring and measurement to be undertaken and the monitoring and measuring
equipment needed to provide evidence of conformity of product to specified requirements. Refer to QSP-16,
Calibration.
CELCO maintains a list of measuring equipment that defines the process employed for their
calibration/verification including details of unique identification (item identification number), equipment type
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calibration), calibration due date and status of tool (location). and acceptance criteria. The list of equipment
includes as applicable, test hardware, test software, automated test equipment used to produce inspection
data. It also includes personally owned and customer supplied equipment used to provide evidence of product
conformity.
CELCO uses processes to ensure that monitoring and measurement can be carried out in a manner that is
consistent with the measurement requirements. Additionally, CELCO ensures that environmental conditions
are suitable for the calibrations, inspections, measurements and testing being performed.
Where necessary to ensure valid results, measuring equipment is:
a) calibrated or verified, or both, at specified intervals on the list, or prior to use, against measurement
standards traceable to international or national measurement standards; if no such standards exist, the
basis used for calibration or verification is recorded;
b) adjusted or re-adjusted as necessary;
c) have identification in order to determine its calibration status;
d) safeguarded from adjustments that would invalidate the measurement result;
e) protected from damage and deterioration during handling, maintenance and storage;
CELCO has established, implemented and maintains a process for the recall of monitoring and measuring
equipment requiring calibration or verification. Inspection monitors due dates of measuring equipment as
appropriate. When equipment is due, he assures that the calibration/verification is performed and recorded.
Records of the results of calibration and verification are maintained (see 4.2.4).
In addition, the quality function assesses and records the validity of the previous measuring results if the
equipment is found to be out-of-calibration. CELCO will take appropriate action for the equipment and any
product affected. Refer to QSP-16 for action to be taken.
Records of the results of calibration and verifications are maintained as quality records. If used in the
monitoring and measurement of specified requirements, the ability of computer software to satisfy the intended
application is confirmed. This is undertaken prior to initial use and reconfirmed as necessary.
Instrument Calibration Frequency and Records:
 Profilometer measurement pads will be certified annually to the pads’ original reading. Profilometers are
checked daily before use and during the day with these test pads. Records are maintained on Form T.
 Micrometers will be calibrated traceable to NIST every five years but checked monthly with gage blocks.
Record is maintained on Form O.
 Thermometers and hydrometers are calibrated annually. Record is maintained on Form Q.
 Voltmeters and ammeters are checked every six months with certified voltmeters and ammeters. Every
two years the master Voltmeter/Ammeter is calibrated. Record is maintained on Form P.
 Stop watches are verified for accuracy using a master stop watch and tracked by a serial number. The
master stop watch is replaced every two years.
The Calibration Log (Form E) will be completed denoting the instrument identification number, item description,
date of calibration, method, standards, quality control initial, calibration due date and status of tool (location).
The hydrometer, thermometer and other certifications will be filed with the Calibration Log. These certifications
will be filed in the Quality (Inspection) office.
8. MEASUREMENT, ANALYSIS AND IMPROVEMENT:
8.1 General:
CELCO plans and implements the monitoring, measurement, analysis and improvement processes required to:
a) demonstrate conformity to product requirements,
b) ensure conformity of the quality management system, and
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This includes determination of applicable methods, including statistical techniques, and the extent of their use.
8.2 Monitoring and Measurement:
8.2.1 Customer Satisfaction:
CUSTOMER SATISFACTION:
As one of the measurements of the performance of the quality management system, CELCO monitors
information relating to customer perception as to whether or not we have met customer requirements.
Information to be monitored and used for the evaluation of customer satisfaction includes, but is not limited to,
quality, on-time delivery performance, customer complaints and corrective action requests. CELCO has
developed and implemented a plan for customer satisfaction improvement that address deficiencies identified
by these evaluations, and assess the effectiveness of the results. The plan is based on the corrective action
process in section 8.5.2 of this manual and the related procedure.
This procedure QSP-12 provides for a feedback system to provide early warning of quality problems and for
input into the corrective and preventive action processes (see 8.5.2 and 8.5.3).
If national or regional regulations require CELCO to gain experience from the post-production phase, the
review of this experience will form part of the feedback system (see 8.5.1).
8.2.2 INTERNAL AUDIT
CELCO conducts internal audits in accordance with the internal audit schedule to determine whether the
quality management system is conforming to the planned arrangements. This includes a review of
conformance to the requirements ISO9001, AS9100, ISO 13485 and this manual. The purpose of the audit is
to demonstrate that the quality system is effectively implemented and maintained. The internal audit schedule
is made taking into consideration the status and importance of the processes and areas to be audited, as well
as the results of previous audits. The VP Operations defines the audit criteria, scope, frequency and methods.
Selection of auditors and the conduct of the audits ensure objectivity and impartiality of the audit process.
Auditors do not audit their own work.
The VP Operations establishes the responsibilities and requirements for planning and conducting audits and
for reporting the results. Audit plans, observation forms, checklists and resulting corrective and/or preventive
action requests are maintained as quality records. The management responsible for the area being audited
ensures that any necessary corrections and corrective actions are taken without undue delay to eliminate
detected nonconformities and their causes.
Follow-up audit activities include the verification of the actions taken and the reporting of verification results, on
the corrective and preventive action form. Check sheets and/or flowcharts are developed to support audit of
the quality management system requirements. The acceptability of the selected tools are to be measured by
an evaluation of the effectiveness of the internal audit process and overall organization performance. The
scope of the internal audits also includes CELCO demonstrated ability meet contract and/or regulatory
requirements.
For details to conducting an internal audit, refer to QSP-03, Internal Quality Audits. This procedure defines the
responsibilities and requirements for planning and conducting audits, establishing records and reporting
results. Records of internal audits are maintained per the records control requirements of CELCO.
8.2.3 Monitoring and Measurement of Processes:
CELCO uses suitable methods for monitoring and measurement of the quality management system processes.
The monitoring and measurement activities are included in the flowcharts that are a part of this manual. These
methods demonstrate the ability of the processes to achieve planned results. If planned results are not
achieved, correction and/or corrective action is taken, as appropriate.
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a) take appropriate action to correct the nonconforming process,
b) evaluate whether or not the process nonconformity has resulted in product nonconformity,
c) determine if the process nonconformity is limited to a specific case or whether it could have affected other
processes or products, and
d) identify and control the nonconforming product (see 8.3).
8.2.4 Monitoring and Measurement of Product:
CELCO monitors and measures product characteristics to verify that product requirements have been met.
This is carried out in accordance with the job traveler. Evidence of the conformity with the acceptance criteria is
maintained.
When critical items, including key characteristics have been identified, CELCO ensures that they are controlled
and monitored in accordance with established processes.
If CELCO uses sampling inspection as a means of product acceptance, the plan will be statistically valid and
appropriate for use (i.e., matching the sampling plan to the criticality of the product and to the process
capability). The plan would not allow the acceptance of lots whose samples have known nonconformities. If
required by contract, the plan will be submitted for customer approval.
No product is used until it has been inspected or otherwise verified as conforming to specified requirements.
CELCO does not release product under positive-recall procedures.
Quality records indicate the person(s) authorizing release of product for delivery to the customer. No product
will be delivered until all the operations on the job traveler have been satisfactorily completed, unless otherwise
approved by the customer.
CELCO ensures that all documents required to accompany the product are present at delivery.
8.2.4.1 Inspection Documentation:
CELCO monitors and measures the characteristics of the product to verify that product requirements have
been met. This is performed at appropriate stages of the product realization process in accordance with the
Traveler (see 7.1) and documented procedures, if applicable (see 7.5.1.1).
8.2.4.2 MEDICAL: Particular requirement for active implantable medical equipment and implantable
medical equipment
CELCO records (see 4.2.4) the identity of personnel performing any inspection. This is recorded on the
Traveler.
8.3 CONTROL OF NONCONFORMING PRODUCT
CELCO ensures that product which does not conform to requirements is identified and controlled to prevent its
unintended use or delivery. Nonconforming product includes nonconforming product returned from a
customer. Procedure QSP-04, Control of Nonconforming Product, defines the controls and related
responsibilities and authorities for dealing with nonconforming product.
Nonconforming products discovered as a result of internal processing are set aside, and the operator will fill
out a NCR (Nonconformance report). The NCR is then delivered to the Quality Manager. The customer is
contacted for further instructions. If the customer requires the parts to be returned, the returned items are
conspicuously marked. Upon occasion, the parts may be permanently marked for further processing to be
completed.
At CELCO, Top Management may disposition nonconforming product. At CELCO, the VP Operations must
approve personnel responsible for nonconforming product disposition.
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a) by ensuring action is taken to eliminate the detected nonconformity;
b) by authorizing its use, release or acceptance under concession by a relevant authority and, where
applicable, by the customer;
c) by taking action to preclude its original intended use or application.
d) By taking action appropriate to the effects, or potential effects, of the nonconformity when nonconforming
product is detected after delivery or use has started.
CELCO ensures that nonconforming product is accepted by concession only if regulatory requirements are
met. Records of the identity of the person(s) authorizing the concession are maintained on the Traveler or
shipping documentation (see 4.2.4).
For product processed per customer instruction, CELCO will not use dispositions of use-as-is or repair, unless
specifically authorized by the customer. In addition, CELCO will not use dispositions such as use-as-is or
repair if the nonconformity results in a departure from the contract requirements.
Product dispositioned for scrap is conspicuously and permanently marked, or positively controlled, until
physically rendered unusable, or as processed per customer instructions.
Records of the nature of nonconformities and any subsequent actions taken, including concessions are
maintained as quality records. Records of nonconformance are recorded on the NCR (Non conforming Report.
Non conforming quantities are recorded on the Job Traveler.
If nonconforming product is corrected, it is re-verified to demonstrate conformity to the requirements. If
nonconforming product is detected after delivery or use has started, CELCO will take action appropriate to the
effects, or potential effects, of the nonconformity.
If product needs to be reworked (one or more times), CELCO document the rework process ona Trveler
specially printed for that activity. It will be issued from the same authorization and approval as the original
Traveler. Prior to authorization and approval of the rework and Traveler, a determination of any adverse effect
of the rework upon product is made and documented on the Traveler (see 4.2.3 and 7.5.1).
In addition to any contract or regulatory authority reporting requirements, the control of nonconforming product
provides for timely reporting of delivered nonconforming product that may affect reliability or safety.
Notification to concerned parties includes a clear description of the nonconformity that includes as necessary,
parts affected, customer and/or organization part numbers, quantity, and date(s) delivered.
CELCO’s procedure QSP-04, defines the responsibility and authority for the review and disposition of
nonconforming product and the process for approving personnel making these decisions.
8.4 Analysis of Data:
ANALYSIS OF DATA
8.5 Improvement:
CELCO determines, collects and analyzes data to demonstrate the suitability and effectiveness of the quality
management system and to evaluate where continual improvement of the effectiveness of the quality
management system can be made. This includes data generated as a result of monitoring and measurement
and from other relevant sources. The analysis of data provides information relating to
a) customer satisfaction and feedback (see 8.2.1)
b) conformity to product requirements, (see 8.2.4)
c) characteristics and trends of processes and products including opportunities for preventive action, (see
8.2.3 and 8.2.4), and
d) suppliers (see 7.4)
Records of the results of the analysis of data are maintained (see 4.2.4). Refer to QSP-17, Data Analysis.
8.5.1 Continual Improvement:

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CELCO identifies and implements any changes necessary to ensure and maintain the continued suitability and
effectiveness of the quality management system through the use of the quality policy, quality objectives, audit
results, analysis of data, corrective and preventive actions and management review.
CELCO has established procedure QSP-10 for the issue and implementation of advisory notices.
CELCO monitors the implementation of improvement activities and evaluate the effectiveness of the results.
Records of all customer complaint investigations are maintained (see 4.2.4). If investigation determines that
the activities outside CELCO contributed to the customer complaint, relevant information is exchanged
between the organizations involved (see 4.1).
Customer complaint are recorded as corrective actions.
If national or regional regulations require notification of adverse events that meet specified reporting criteria,
CELCO addresses the requirement using procedure QSP-13.
8.5.2 CORRECTIVE ACTION
CELCO takes action to eliminate the cause of nonconformities in order to prevent recurrence. Corrective action
taken is appropriate to the effects of the nonconformities encountered. The procedure QSP-05, Corrective
Action, defines requirements for corrective action.
Corrective action will include:
a. The Corrective Action Record (CAR) is used to review nonconformities (including customer complaints),
b. On the CAR, determination the causes of nonconformities is recorded,
c. The evaluation of the need for action to ensure that nonconformities do not recur is determined and noted
on the form,
d. The action to be taken is determined and implemented action as needed, including, if appropriate, updating
documentation (see 4.2)
e. the results of any investigation and of action taken is recorded on the CAR (see 4.2.4),
f. When complete, the Management Representative will review the corrective action taken, and its
effectiveness.
g. Corrective action can be issued to a supplier, when it is determined that the supplier is responsible for the
root cause. The Management Representative will monitor CAR’s issued to suppliers.
h. If the action to be taken is not completed in a timely manner (within the allotted time for action), more time
may be given or other action may be taken based on the situation (discipline for employees,
discontinuance of use for a supplier, etc.)
i. If effective corrective actions are not achieved, the Management Representative can give more time to the
action, require an alternative action is determined and implemented, and require those involved to re-visit
cause and possible actions and/or discontinue the CAR.
j. Determine if additional nonconforming product exists based on the causes of the nonconformities and
taking further action when required.
8.5.3 PREVENTIVE ACTION
CELCO determines what action is required to eliminate the causes of potential nonconformities in order to
prevent their occurrence. Preventive actions are appropriate to the magnitude of the potential problems. The
procedure QSP-06, Preventive Action, defines requirements for preventive action. In some cases, the PAR
form will be used to track proposed improvements and management review action items.
Preventive action will include:
a. A Preventive Action Record (PAR) is initiated for the potential nonconformities and their causes,
b. The form will also include the evaluation of the need for action to prevent occurrence of nonconformities,
c. Once the need for action is confirmed, the action needed will be determined and implemented,
d. The PAR will record the results of any investigations and of action taken (see 4.2.4) and
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f. If not effective, more time will be provided or alternative action recommended.
g. All records for a specific preventive action is recorded on the PAR and filed when complete.