11.2.6 Monitor/Control of
Subcontractors and Suppliers
The monitoring of subcontractors is a critical, but often
overlooked function of a successful reliability program. End product
reliability and its life cycle cost can be adversely affected if a sub-tier
vendor or major subcontractor does not fully comply with the applicable
reliability program requirements.
The requirements for the monitoring of subcontractors and the
monitoring of suppliers often differs due to the nature of the product being
furnished and may therefore frequently be defined separately.