Supplier Systems Assessment: The objective of Dana’s Supplier System Assessment is
to identify potential suppliers who have operational systems and controls which are compatible
and complimentary to Dana and to periodically
evaluate current suppliers to ensure those systems and controls are being sustained.
The purpose of the system assessment is to identify potential performance or supply risk to
Dana or its end customers prior to sourcing. Key system factors evaluated include quality,
logistics/packaging, APQP, design, change management, people, leadership, cost and special
processes modules critical to producing Dana product. The special processes addressed include
casting, safety, machining, stamping, tubing, forging, steel and aluminum mill processing as well
as the AIAG special assessments for heat treat (CQI-9), plating (CQI-11), coating (CQI-12) and
welding (CQI-15). Suppliers must ascertain an Approved Status to the base
assessment and all applicable special process modules to become an approved supplier to Dana.
Dana Supplier System Assessments are valid for three years and must be re-conducted prior to a
supplier being eligible for new sourcing. Suppliers whose Quality Performance, as shown in our Supplier
Performance Feedback System, conforms to Dana’s specified requirements will be given the right to complete
and submit a Self - Assessment.
Self - Assessment requirements are re-evaluated on an annual basis.
6.2 Process Series Review: The purpose is a focused analysis on a single production line and
(or part family). It encompasses a thorough review of a supplier’s capacity, special characteristic
capability, control and documentation to ensure the resultant product is in complete compliance
to all Dana drawing,
specification requirements and the quoted contractual volume.