Material Review Board

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Material Review Board (MRB)
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Scope
This procedure covers determining the disposition of MRB material and identifying corrective action to prevent future discrepancies. Policy
The Material Review Board (MRB) consists of representatives from the following departments: * Manufacturing Engineering
* Materials
* Quality
* Purchasing
Only the Material Review Board (MRB) can disposition material that fails inspection - that is, only MRB can decide to * scrap material
* rework completed assemblies
* transfer MRB material to stock
* return purchased items to the supplier (including customer-supplied production material) * regrade material
Customer-supplied production material cannot be scrapped until the customer is first given the option to have the material returned. Regraded material
* requiring rework must be reworked and inspected before it can be placed in stock * approved for "use as is" is moved directly to stock
An MRB meeting is held daily to determine the disposition of all discrepant material. Inspected material that does not conform to all inspection specifications * fails inspection
* is transferred to MRB on the day the material fails inspection Inspection and test status is clearly marked on all material. An Inspection Tag [../FND/@FOR0711Y]
* is required for all material moved to quality inspection or receiving inspection * describes the nature of any material defects or discrepancies * indicates the inspection and test status

* indicates the originating discrete job/repetitive schedule, subinventory, or expense number * remains attached to the material for identification purposes A purchase receipt traveler
* is required for each incoming purchased item (or lot), including customer-supplied material and outside processing items * indicates the purchase order number
* indicates the receipt-to subinventory of incoming purchased material * indicates the transfer-from subinventory of incoming purchased material * remains attached to the material for identification purposes Discrepant material is placed in a clearly labeled and restricted bin or area. Discrepant assemblies rejected from the shop floor are

* not scrapped from the discrete job/repetitive schedule * transacted to the reject intraoperation step of the discrete job/repetitive schedule A Material Requisition [../FND/@FOR0710Y] form is required to move MRB material to stock, a scrap bin, or a rework hold area. A Shipping Authorization [../FND/@FOR0688Y] is required to move MRB material to the shipping department for * return to the original supplier

* return to the customer, in the case of customer-supplied material * consignment to an external rework supplier
Responsibility
The Material Review Board (MRB) is responsible for deciding the disposition of all discrepant material. The Quality Inspector is responsible for
* inspecting production material and customer returns
* maintaining quality inspection documentation
* moving inspected material out of MRB The Quality Manager is responsible for * ensuring that all MRB documentation is prepared and distributed * coordinating the daily MRB meeting
The Receiving Inspector is responsible for
* inspecting incoming purchased material
* maintaining receiving inspection documentation
* moving inspected material out of MRB
Distribution
Inventory Control Manager*
Manufacturing Engineering Manager*
Production Control Manager*
Purchasing Manager*
Quality Inspector*
Quality Manager*
Receiving Inspector*
Ownership
The Director of Quality [list@yourcompany.com?Subject=PRO1198Y] is responsible for ensuring that this document is necessary and that it reflects actual practice. Activity Preface
This activity is performed daily.
For purchased material rejected...
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