Adhering to the National Aerospace & Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (Nadcap) certification requirements can be daunting, but excellent preparation will generally produce excellent results.
Whether you’re just getting started on the Nadcap accreditation journey, need a refresher or are working to address a Nadcap finding, Conrad Kacsik can help. Conrad Kacsik is among the most trusted providers of guidance relative to Nadcap.
The Performance Review Institute (PRI), which oversees the Nadcap process, calls it “an industry-managed approach to conformity assessment that brings together technical experts from both industry and government to establish requirements for accreditation, accredit suppliers and define operational program requirements.”
In simpler terms, Nadcap is the gold standard for quality assurance in the world’s most demanding industries. Nadcap audits cover a wide variety of special processes, including heat treating, pyrometry, welding and more.
If you’re supplying or seeking to supply stringent end-users within aerospace, medical or other demanding industries, Nadcap certification is vital. Any supplier conducting special processes will benefit from Nadcap training and audit preparation because Nadcap is all about improving quality and creating standardized, repeatable processes.
Nadcap has many specifications you must meet for accreditation. But comprehensive preparation greatly increases the chances of success. PRI lays out all specific requirements for any supplier. Take advantage of that to fully understand the audit process and the specifications involved. Also, make sure to prepare as well as possible by completing an internal audit.
Nadcap audits are comprehensive and challenging, but a well-prepared supplier should be able to pass with minimal findings. Once again, preparation is the key. Nadcap requires consistency, quality and accurate documentation. Understanding what’s required and building your systems to meet those demands helps ensure success.
Following consistent and accurate steps is particularly important for pyrometry when it comes to Nadcap audits. Suppliers can get a head start by understanding the relationship between AMS2750 and Nadcap, building Nadcap standards right into their procedures and learning the importance of temperature uniformity surveys.
Most of the heavy lifting was done by you. We just piggybacked and put your corrections into action on our end. Very pleased with the outcome.—Shaun Kim —Director of Quality —Byington Steel Treating
We have decades of experience with Nadcap and have helped countless suppliers get Nadcap certified, learn how Nadcap works, address audit findings and improve their processes.
Our experience means we can deliver a stable conforming process using thorough, unbiased internal audits at designated frequencies. These consistent internal audits, coupled with process improvement audits, will help your special processes become both stable and repeatable, which will foster a culture of excellence within your organization. Our audits meet both client and Nadcap requirements to address any areas of concern and identify issues before they become problems.
All of our products and services are designed to meet the most rigorous accreditation standards like Nadcap. We also provide two services designed specifically to help suppliers and their team with any challenge around Nadcap requirements:
These efforts are led by our Director of Technical Services, Jason Schulze, who has more than 20 years of Nadcap experience. He understands all aspects of Nadcap and knows what it takes to earn Nadcap certification and retain it by passing audits.
Jason holds over 15 Honeywell source certifying agents (SCA) approvals (from heat treating and coatings to shot peen) and has been responsible for over 30 Nadcap audits in his career. Jason is also a Nadcap/PRI training (formerly eQuaLearn) instructor, teaching courses in pyrometry, audit preparation and root cause corrective analysis. This experience ensures the success of our clients.
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