Supplier Quality Requirements (7/10/2023)
DME Interconnect (DME)

The following requirements apply based on the Purchase Order received from DME InterconnectPacking and Shipping

Supplier must prepare/package product for DME to prevent shipping damage and deterioration.

DME furnished materials

All materials furnished by DME are to be returned with the product upon completion of the order unless other arrangements have been made.

Manufacturer’s identification

Supplier must identify actual manufacturer on the packing sheet if the end item manufactured is a company other than themselves. The following information must be provided by the supplier on the packing sheet and as a label on individual packages: (1) part number, (2) lot number, (3) name of actual manufacturer, (4) date of manufacture.

Non-conforming material

For material supplied to DME, supplier must notify DME of any nonconforming product and make arrangements for approval if submitting any nonconforming product.

Subcontracting/Approved suppliers

Any DME supplier may subcontract work to another supplier provided that DME is provided with the same rights and protection as stated in the Purchase Order and the DME Terms and Conditions. Suppliers may only use approved suppliers of DME and/or its customers.

Right of entry

Supplier shall allow DME representatives, DME customers, statutory and regulatory agencies right of entry into the applicable areas of Supplier’s facilities and the entire supply chain to verify all processes and records.


Supplier shall provide and maintain an inspection system which will assure that all delivered products conform to Purchase Order requirements, whether manufactured or processed by the supplier or a sub-tier supplier. The suppliers packing sheet must list any sub-tier supplier preforming any special processes defined by the engineering data or DME purchase order. Supplier shall maintain controls and perform all inspections and tests required to substantiate product conformance to Purchase Order requirements. If not specified in the Purchase Order, contact DME for required revision of drawings, specifications and other requirements. Supplier is required to notify DME of changes in product and/or process definition to obtain DME’s approval prior to such changes.

Inspection and test equipment

Supplier shall maintain inspection and test equipment to assure calibration traceable to a known national or international standard. Calibration records must be maintained and made accessible to DME, if required.

Foreign object damage

Supplier shall control/prevent foreign object damage or contamination during manufacture, assembly, inspection and/or shipment. The FOD program requirements must be made accessible to DME upon request.


The Supplier shall maintain records of work performed for DME. Records shall include the COC provided to DME as well as records that support the certificate. At any time during the retention period, at DME’s request, supplier will deliver said records, or any part thereof, to DME, at no additional cost the DME. Records must be maintained for a minimum of fifteen (15) years following the end of the calendar year in which the final entry was made.


Supplier must ensure that individual parameters within a given specification have been met. Certifications must reflect that all applicable manufacturing and process specifications called for on the engineering drawing have been met.

First article inspection

If required by DME on the Purchase Order, first article inspections are to be recorded on form AS9102, current revision or on a form compliant with AS9102.

Calibration services only

Calibration of inspection equipment shall be performed traceable to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) or other national or international standards. Certificates of Calibration shall be provided.


Any change to the requirements as stated on the Purchase Order must be approved by DME prior to taking action on those proposed changes. Suppliers change of location of the manufacturing facility and obtain DME approve before continuing with the manufacturing process.

Counterfeit parts program

Supplier shall have AS5553 conforming procedures in place to prevent the use of counterfeit products. If suspected counterfeit material is received, such items will be placed in quarantine until positive identification is made. If material is found to be counterfeit supplier shall promptly replace such items at suppliers’ expense.

Any knowing and willful act to falsify, conceal or alter a material fact, or any false, fraudulent or fictitious statement or representation in connection with the performance of work under this purchase order may be punishable in accordance with applicable legal statutes.Personnel competency

DME may specify specific qualification for personnel performing work related to the details of the Purchase Order provided. The supplier should be ready to provide evidence to DME if requested.

Personnel communication

Supplier is required to communicate with their personnel regarding the following:

- Their contribution to product or service conformity to requirements.

- Their contribution to product safety.

- The importance of ethical behavior.

Questions should be directed to Monte Ysidro President (316) 529-2441