Our material suppliers play an important role in achieving NXP Zero Defect quality expectations.

The supplier quality team at NXP® is comprised of Supplier Development Engineers and Supplier Quality Engineers. This global team partners with the NXP Global Procurement team to drive our Suppliers to proactively work towards the NXP quality expectations and requirements. Suppliers are urged to make systematic and on-going improvements to their products and processes through rigorous monitoring of material conformance to specifications or control-limits through the Certificates of Analysis Supplier Quality Management (eCofA SQM) system, regular Manufacturing Process & Quality Systems Audits, Quality reviews with Supplier Management, Supplier Development & Quality improvement programs. The result of these is the robust raw material needed to manufacture products with consistent performance.

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 & 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.

Predict, Prevent, Protect

As we strive for zero defects we rely on a model of 'predict, prevent, protect'. This model gives us a proactive problem-solving approach to our supplier quality development and management.