Founded in 1984, Able Aerospace Adhesives is based in Valencia, CA, about 40 miles north of Los Angeles International Airport. For over 30 years, Able has been relied on by the largest militaries, airplane manufacturers, airlines, subcontractors and space projects in the world to supply their chemical needs (e.g. adhesives, surface treatments, sealants). Able specializes in fulfilling specific and unique customer orders through attention to detail and industry knowledge. Our Valencia facility, equipped with 3 industrial walk-in freezers, fills a variety of customer needs, including those listed below.
To serve as the Premiere Supplier of aerospace materials. Being the premier supplier does not mean being the biggest but it does mean being the best in terms of:
consistent delivery and execution
value-added knowledge and solutions
consistent, organic company growth
MILITARY, RFID AND SPECIFIED LABELING
DRY ICE PACKAGING
LONG-TERM FIXED PRICE AGREEMENTS
CUSTOMER NEEDS INVENTORY MANAGEMENT
Quality Control Clauses
QC1 RIGHT OF ACCESS
Able Aerospace Adhesives ("AAA") and its customers/or regulatory agencies reserves the right to inspect any or all of the materials or quality of work included in this order subject to AAA customer contract at the suppliers plant.
QC2 QUALITY SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
The supplier shall implement a Quality System that is acceptable to AAA. The supplier's quality system shall be compliant to a recognized third-party or an equivalent system. Third-party approval is preferred but not required. This shall include ensuring employees are aware of their contribution to product or service conformity, contribution to product safety and the importance of ethical behavior.
QC3 CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMANCE
Each shipment shall be accompanied by a Safety Data Sheet and a certification stating that the items were manufactured in conformance with the purchase order. The manufacturing data is on file for examination (retained for seven years minimum). Certification shall be dated and signed by the authorized manufacturer representative.
QC4 CHANGE IN PRODUCT DEFINITION
Supplier must notify AAA of any changes in product and /or process definition, change of suppliers or manufacturing location.
QC5 SPECIFIC COMPLIANCE
The supplier shall certify all materials, processes and finished items supplied under this order were inspected, tested and found to comply with the requirements of this order.
QC6 SHELF LIFE
The supplier shall certify date of manufacture, lot number, shelf life and expiration date for material supplied.
QC7 RECORD RETENTION/TRACEABILITY
All items furnished on this order shall have documentation on file for at least seven years after delivery to permit traceability of the delivered item back to its original manufacturer.
QC8 NOTIFICATION OF NONCONFORMING PRODUCT (DELIVERED)
In the event that the supplier discovers an escape of nonconformance product, the supplier must notify AAA in a timely manner. It is AAA's responsibility to notify internal organizations, customers, distributors and regulatory authorities.
QC9 SUPPLIER CORRECTIVE ACTION
When requested, it is the supplier’s responsibility to provide written effective corrective action response. Supplier may elect to provide corrective action response to AAA on their own documentation or on the AAA provided form. The supplier shall provide a timely written response by the corrective action response date as noted on the request for corrective action.
QC10 DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS
AAA's purchase order number, identification number, applicable issues of specifications and other relevant technical data, to appear on appropriate supplier documentation (invoices, packing slips, packages and certifications as required).
QC11 ACCEPTANCE TEST REPORTS
Include when requested a true copy, signed by a responsible representative of the manufacturer, to include the lot/batch #, specification, identification number and test results. The report shall include all test data required by the individual specification.
Each order of products shall be packaged in individual containers bearing the supplier’s and/or AAA's part number. Materials are to be shipped in containers in keeping with good commercial practices to preclude any damages being incurred during shipping and storage at supplier’s plant. Each package shall be identified with AAA's purchase order number on the outer container.
QC13 COUNTERFEIT PARTS CONTROL
All suppliers that use lower tier suppliers, including distributors, are required to attest to the authenticity of products from your respective sources of supply. Suppliers receiving materials and parts from lower tier suppliers, including distributors, must take immediate steps to verify that the stated manufacturer of any component is the actual manufacturer. Compliance shall be stated in the supplier’s Certificate of Conformance or by a separate certificate.
QC14 SUPPLIER AWARENESS
The supplier should be aware that the products and/or services they provide impact overall product/service conformity and contribute to overall product safety. They should also be aware that ethical behavior is an important piece of this Supplier/Customer relationship.