Quality

First Article Inspection Report - FAIR
Graco suppliers are required to obtain an approved First Article Inspection Report (FAIR) as required on all purchase parts (unless otherwise specified) prior to shipping production requirements.

Supplier Request for Change - RFC
Graco suppliers are required to notify and obtain approval prior to making any changes to approved production parts.

Non-conforming Material Reports - NMR
NMR's are reports containing detailed information regarding defects found in a part or parts supplied to Graco. These NMR's are tracked by supplier and reported quarterly in the suppliers Quality measurement.

Supplier Corrective Action Requests - SCAR
Upon request, suppliers are required to perform root cause analysis and corrective action in the event they supply a non-conforming product or service. This SCAR is handled electronically and emailed to the supplier. Suppliers respond on Graco's 8D with 5 Why form also found on our "Downloads" page.