Supplier Quality Management
Building Quality Through Supplier Relationships
A key component to the Cirrus Logic commitment to quality is an underlying foundation of integrity in our supplier relationsihps. Within our organization, suppliers are managed in partnership with the supplier quality and supply chain operations.
Suppliers are selected based on a number of criteria which include financial viability, ISO9001/IATF 16949 certifications and a manufacturing capability assessment audit. Various methods are then used to manage, measure and drive continuous improvement within these relationships, including quarterly reviews, scorecards, annual audits, supplier development goals, process yields, and overall quality performance.
A Systematic Approach
We work continuously to improve our supplier base by providing engineering and statistical support to each supplier to help them effectively utilize traditional improvement tools such as statistical process control and design of experiments.
This approach consists of three subprocesses that are mutually supportive: audit, feedback and development.
Supplier Code of Conduct
Cirrus Logic follows a Supplier Code of Conduct for selecting and managing our network of suppliers. This code is comprised of five sections covering labor, health and safety, environment, business ethics and managing conformity to the code. Based on this code, Cirrus Logic commits to ensuring that working conditions across our supply chain are safe; that workers are treated with respect and dignity; and that manufacturing processes are environmentally and socially responsible.