The following criteria defines the standard terms and conditions set forth to suppliers who wish to supply J.G. Kern Enterprises, Inc. with products and services which can impact final product quality and overall J.G. Kern customer satisfaction. Acceptance of a tender offer issued by J.G. Kern Enterprises, Inc. designates acceptance of these terms by all suppliers and subcontractors. Additional requirements may be required depending upon the product or service impact being supplied. Any additional requirements will be defined and agreed upon as part of the specific quote package.
Quality Inspection & Right of Refusal
J.G. Kern Enterprises, Inc. shall inspect supplied product to the design record using incoming inspection or in-process verifications. If defective product that is the responsibility of the supplier is discovered at any point of the process, the supplier will be notified. Based upon the severity or scope of the defect, J.G. Kern reserves the right to return the individual defect or complete order to the supplier for verification, sort or replacement. Transportation of the returned product will be at the supplier’s expense and shall be accompanied with a debit memo for the material and a corrective action request. The supplier may be required to supply certified stock for a designated time period.
All materials must satisfy all current customer and governmental and safety constraints for restricted, toxic and hazardous materials processing and content, as well as environmental considerations applicable to the country of manufacture and sale. J.G. Kern Enterprises, Inc. is registered to ISO 14001, Environmental Management System standard & complies with Applicable Customer Substance Use Restrictions. J.G. Kern is also a registered member upon the IMDS “MD System” materials reporting website and can receive direct submissions from suppliers for product material content reporting.
Suppliers are required to provide 100% On-Time Delivery of their products. Non-compliance may require an action plan for compliance being submitted by the supplier. J.G. Kern purchasing shall provide the supplier with appropriate lead time planning. It is the responsibility of the supplier to assure proper shipment and identification of product to our facility per purchase order requirements, which includes accurate labeling and shipping documentation. Shipping documents are required to reflect the part number defined on the purchase order.
Verification of Purchased Product or Services at Suppliers Facility
J.G. Kern Enterprises, Inc., or our customer may request the right to verify the purchased material or service that is performed to produce the purchase order requirements at the Supplier’s premises to assure that purchased products or services conform to the specified requirements. The supplier must agree to this request as part of the acceptance of the purchase order requirements. Verification arrangements and method of product release will be determined between the purchaser, the customer, and the supplier, with a mutually agreed upon schedule. Parts provided must reflect current product revisions per the Purchase Order requirements.