Supplier Risk Event Notification

Supplier Risk Event Notification

Use the Event Notification Form to notify Lockheed Martin Aeronautics of Risk/Issue events with potential to impact Seller/Supplier ability to ship product on time including events identified in Appendix QX.

Download the form to your workstation and only use Adobe Acrobat to open, complete and submit; This form will not display or function appropriately using any other PDF viewing program.

Fill the form out completely selecting appropriate risk/issue event from drop-down menu, affected programs and include appropriate comments. Selecting the “Submit Notification Form” will open your email application with form attached and a Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Resource Account in the “To:” line.  Note: Do not attach any additional files to the email that is generated.

Shortly after submission, you will receive an email response indicating receipt of the form and next steps guidance.

The following bullet points represent common, fundamental actions in response to supplier risk notification regardless of type:

  • Submit SREN form
  • Collaborate with Buyer(s), SQE and TSM
  • Identify known and potential risks to products/services
  • Develop mitigation strategy (collaborative)
  • Track mitigation plan through closure

Note: Use SPAR/SQAR/SDL submittal for quality issues related to the product – Your assigned Supplier Quality Engineer (SQE) can assist if needed.

Begin filling out the Relocation Risk Matrix immediately. The Buyer will follow up and provide assistance as needed. The details you capture in this document will help you with developing the Risk Mitigation Plan required by Appendix QX.

Relocation includes either of the following conditions: 1) Moving entire operation to new location, 2) moving select products from one location to another.

Questions regarding this process should be directed to your Buyer. If you are unable to contact your Buyer, your assigned SQE or TSM will be able to assist.

A comprehensive Risk Mitigation Plan is required. The Risk Mitigation plan should consider risks to production operations, PO delivery schedule for all items on Aeronautics’ POs (buyer coordination required), material availability, First Article status (SQE coordination required), changes in key/critical personnel and status of products in WIP including outside process; The  Relocation Risk Matrix is only required if relocation is a condition of sale but may otherwise prove to be a useful tool to aid in identification of potential risks.

Immediately contact Buyer, SQE and TSM personnel assigned to your company for assistance.

Business Closure
As a valued supplier to Aeronautics, we are sorry to see you go. Please work closely with your Buyer, SQE and TSM during this transition. We will do all we can to assist you and your personnel in developing a Risk Mitigation Plan.

Other Risk/Issue Events
Work closely with your Buyer, SQE and (when available) TSM to identify risk mitigation strategies appropriate to identified risk/issue(s).

Seller shall provide notification in accordance with Contract, Appendix QX Para 1.2 and Appendix QJ Para II.C. – Notification types from the Supplier Risk Event Notification form with definition (Relocation/Sale/Closure addressed in previous section):

  1. Quality System Status Change: Changes in Registrar, QMS type, Adding or removing sites or significant changes to core process, procedures, or capability.
  2. Outsourcing Critical Parts: Includes outsourcing any parts currently being produced at location identified on LM Purchase Order to some other location (e.g., sister site or third party). This notification does not override/replace specific engineering requirements associated with approved planning and EFAI.
  3. Other Impact: Any events including natural disasters, material shortages or other issues outside of supplier control that will or potentially will impact supplier ability to meet quality and/or delivery commitments.
  4. Export Challenges: Export related events that can/will impact supplier ability to support on time delivery and/or quality requirements.
  5. Financial/Business Challenges: Substantial changes with potential to impact supplier ability to support contractual obligations to LM Aero.
  6. Strike Notification: Encompasses supplier bargaining unit or bargaining unit of third-party supplier with potential to impact supplier contractual obligations to LM Aero.
  7. Subtier Impact: Any subtier impact with potential to impact quality and or delivery of LM products. Subtier includes special process vendors, manufacturers, raw material suppliers, assembly house,
  8. Certification Changes: Encompasses changes to approved/certified processes (other than Special Processes) required to perform to LM contract. Certifications could pertain to company or individuals permitted to perform specific tasks requiring certification.
    Note: Certification/Personnel Changes broken out to avoid confusion.
  9. Personnel changes: Key changes in personnel supporting LM Aero activities directly (contracts, quality, EIA delegates, persons certified to perform specialized tasks, etc.) or Senior/Executive management.
  10. Special Process Impact: Any special process impact such as loss of 3rd party approvals, subtier processor related issues, catastrophic event or other special process issues with potential to impact supplier ability to meet contractual obligations.
  11. Major Findings by Registrar: Includes findings from revalidation audits as well as concerns from customers reported to registrar requiring corrective action.
  12. Adverse Government Actions: Any Government action against the supplier including DCMA CAR or supplier’s subtiers with potential to impact supplier’s ability to meet contractual commitments to LM Aero.
  13. 3rd Party CAR(s): Major findings against supplier QMS by other customers or third parties securing products/services for final delivery to LM Aero exposing issues with potential to impact supplier ability to meet contractual obligations to LM Aero.