Our material suppliers play an important role in achieving NXP Zero Defect quality expectations. The NXP global supplier quality team urges and supports our suppliers to make systematic and ongoing improvements to their products and processes through the following practices, resulting in the robust raw material needed to manufacture products with consistent performance.

  • Rigorous monitoring of material conformance to specifications or control-limits through the Certificates of Analysis Supplier Quality Management (eCofA SQM) system
  • Regular manufacturing process and quality systems audits
  • Quality reviews with supplier management, supplier development and quality improvement programs

Supplier Quality Development and Management

Our suppliers are critical to the quality and predictable delivery of NXP products. In this relationship, we focus on partnering with and developing our key suppliers on important contributors to Total Quality. By developing our suppliers to move from reactive methods toward predicting and preventing quality issues, they provide more robust raw material supply to NXP which enables more consistent quality to our customers.

  • Mindset
  • Manufacturing/
    Supply Chain
  • Process Control
  • Problem Solving
  • Lessons Learned
  • Continuous Improvement

Minimum Requirements for Material Suppliers

  • ISO9001 Quality Systems Certification
  • ISO14001 or compliance with NXP EPP requirements
  • Critical material suppliers must also meet TS16949 requirements
  • Total compliance to NXP specifications
  • Zero supply interruptions
  • Minimal changes and if changes are necessary, NXP approval must be obtained
  • Rapid response to all quality incidents
    • 24 hours containment
    • 10 days root cause identification
    • Permanent Corrective Action Plan
  • Use of 3x5Why, 8D, FTA and drill deep/drill wide methodologies during root cause analysis
  • Commitment from senior leadership to a zero defects culture

Supply Quality Management

We use a Supply Quality Management (SQM) tool with a 'ship-to (receipt-to) control' module to help monitor and manage material incoming quality. Suppliers are required to submit their Certificates of Analysis (CofA) to the SQM electronically. If a material batch is detected to be outside of the pre-determined specifications or control limits, it is automatically rejected.