The KEMET Supplier Quality System ensures the procurement of high quality materials from approved suppliers. Materials which impact the quality of finished KEMET product or processes are defined, suppliers are evaluated and an approved supplier list is maintained for each raw material.
KEMET establishes and maintains long-term partnerships with strategic suppliers who share KEMET's commitment to continuous quality improvement and demonstrate an ability to make improvements in their processes, products, and services. KEMET works directly with the supplier to identify opportunities for improvement and to develop strategies to achieve these goals. These partnerships improve material quality and lower cost of ownership.
KEMET recognizes suppliers who achieve high quality and delivery levels and attain their targeted performance objectives. Material suppliers are required to be registered to ISO 9001 and encouraged to pursue compliance and registration to ISO/TS 16949 and other industry quality standards. KEMET also encourages them to benchmark other companies and investigate new production methods and quality systems.
All purchased materials used in the KEMET manufacturing process are handled and processed in a manner consistent with governmental safety and environmental requirements.
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