Supplier quality expectations 

The Quality department at LINAK is a global organization divided into a Centralized Supplier Quality Team and Product Line Quality Teams located at the LINAK A/S headquarter. The Factory Quality Teams is furthermore located at LINAK’s facilities in China, Slovakia & USA. 
The different teams are responsible for the following tasks: 

Centralized Supplier Quality Team (LINAK A/S)

  • Quality Contract for local & global Suppliers
  • Supplier evaluation 
  • Supplier Approval of local & global Suppliers
  • Supplier quality improvement activities
  • Supplier System & PPAP Audits
  • Global Supplier Quality policies and procedures

The Factory Quality Teams (LINAK A/S)

  • Quality Contract for local & global Suppliers
  • Supplier evaluation
  • Supplier Approval of local & global Suppliers
  • Supplier quality improvement activities
  • Supplier System & PPAP Audits
  • Non-conformity handling & registration
  • Incoming inspection

The Product Line Quality Teams (LINAK US, - Slovakia, - China)

  • Supplier quality improvement activities
  • Supplier PPAP Audits
  • Non-conformity handling & registration
  • Incoming inspection

If you are uncertain about which LINAK quality employee you should contact, the purchaser of the parts will always provide, the contract information of the responsible LINAK quality employee.

Supplier quality manual 
All suppliers/companies doing or wanting to do business with LINAK is expected to conform to the guidelines stated in the Supplier Quality Manual. This manual will act as an instruction for how LINAK do business with their suppliers e.g. assessment, evaluation, qualification, basic demands and how these relationships are managed. The fundamentals for making a supplier quality agreement with LINAK will be based of the expectations stated in the supplier quality manual

PPAP requirement 
The Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) is a quality control process used at LINAK. The PPAP is performed to assure that a supplier can manufacture a product to meet the design specifications and can consistently manufacture the product at the required production rate. 
A wide range of documents are prepared during the PPAP, these documents are gathered in a PPAP package. 

Supplier changes request
If the supplier make any changes in production, place of production, sub-supplier etc. that could affect form, fit and/or function then the supplier is required to complete a supplier change request template. Upon completion, the supplier have to send the request by E-mail to the product responsible at LINAK. If you are uncertain about who the product responsible is, please contact the LINAK buyer of the parts.    

SCAR - 8D Report
When critical or extensive non-conformities are detected, LINAK works out Non-conformity Report. The supplier is therefore obliged to work out a Supplier Corrective Action Report (SCAR) based on the 8D problem solving principals concerning the reason(s) for the deviation(s) as well as the actions started in order to avoid recurrences.