4 ZVEI Guideline: General Automotive Quality Agreement for Electronic Components Preamble This document describes a basic framework and is in itself understood as a manual for the treatment of automotive quality topics in the electronics market. It does not refer to the specifics of an individual quality agreement. The aim of this manual is to simplify and accelerate the mutual acceptance of general quality agreements by customers and suppliers. 4 3 Legal notice of the content. 2 Preamble Introduction Non-compliance costs and liabilities Material data content / IMDS audits Advanced product quality planning / APQP production plan approval process / PPAP process control and product monitoring / Failure rate of Cpk values / ppm levels Traceability FAR / CAR: Notifications and terminations / PCN, PTN Archiving periods for quality-relevant documents and records. 10 10 ZVEI Directive: General Agreement on the Quality of Motor Vehicles for Electronic Components 11. Notifications and Terminations / PCN, PTN The supplier must provide the customer with the parts using the manufacturing processes, equipment and locations approved by the customer for mass production. If a planned change requires an NCP, the customer must be notified for approval by the customer. Prior to delivery of modified components, a written client version is required PCN (Product Change Notification): A PCN request must be submitted well in advance of the scheduled implementation date to take into account the customer-side qualification effort and OEM approval. The implementation of an NCP must be mutually agreed in a Joint PTN Action Plan (Product Termination Notification): A PTN application must be submitted well in advance of the expected termination date in order to consider all consequences and alternative solutions. The realization of a PTN must be mutually agreed in a joint action plan Customers who have purchased relevant parts from PCN/PTN within a period of the last 24 months or who carry orders in progress (backlog) will be informed as defined before change management is defined separately during the design and development process between the customer and the supplier. This also applies to devices that are not qualified and/or do not have a serial version state on the client side A quick response to the customer`s PCN/PTN to the supplier within 6 weeks is recommended.
Nevertheless, a lack of feedback cannot be considered an acceptance of the change or termination of the PTN: according to the ZVEI white paper, the automotive industry can provide electronic components and assemblies in the long term. More information on this can be found in the upcoming results of the ZVEI Working Group on Change Management. . . .