Empire Plastics, Inc

Supplier Purchasing Information

Purchasing information shall 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 of 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 the organization, and as applicable critical items including key characteristics.


F) Requirements for test specimens (ex. production method, number, storage conditions) for design approval, inspection/verification, investigation or auditing.


G) Requirements regarding the need for the supplier to

  • notify the organization of nonconforming product
  • obtain organization approval for nonconforming product disposition
  • notify the organization of changes in product and/or process, changes of suppliers, changes of manufacturing facility location and, where required, obtain organizational approval
  • flow down to the supply chain the applicable requirements including customer requirements.


H) Records retention requirements. Empire requires our suppliers to retain records for at least seven years.


I) Right of access by Empire, our customer and regulatory authorities to the applicable areas of all facilities, at any level of the supply chain, involved in the order and to all applicable records.


Empire Plastics ensures the adequacy of specified purchase requirements prior to their communication to the supplier. Items G, H and I above are stated on Empire's Purchase Order to Suppliers for further knowledge of requirements.