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 risk
factors that may add waste or create potential
performance or supply risk to Dana or its end customers.
Key system factors evaluated include financial
stability, quality, safety, process,
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).
6.2 Process Series Review: The objective of
Dana’s Process Series Review is to validate the quality
and capacity of a supplier’s manufacturing process to
ensure a successful launch of new manufactured
components or effective corrective action of known or
The purpose is a focused analysis on a single production
line and part number (or part family). It encompasses a
thorough review of a supplier’s capacity, special
characteristic capability, manufacturing operations,
control and documentation to ensure the resultant
product is in complete compliance to all Dana drawing
and specification requirements.