Aerospace for Stockist Distributors
Distributors buy and resell aerospace commodity items such as raw materials, fasteners, bearings, paints and coatings and gaskets. While not adding value to these products, distributors directly affect product performance if they fail to handle parts and materials properly, or lose a part's traceability from OEM to customer.AS 9120 Quality Management Systems - Aerospace Requirements for Stockist Distributors was developed for pass-through distributors of aerospace commodity items. This standard addresses chain of custody, traceability, control and availability of records.
The standard addresses requirements that distributors must focus on to ensure that only approved, conforming parts make their way into the supply chain. In recent years the concern of "black market" or "bogus" parts has reached heightened levels. AS 9120 includes requirements that effectively implemented, would help a distributor minimize the risk of such activity.
Based on ISO 9001, but with nearly 100 additional requirements specific to aerospace distributors, AS 9120 provides suppliers with a comprehensive quality system focused on areas directly impacting product safety and reliability including;