Determining what you need
MedMMAP’s industry experts will perform a critical process assessment to the MedAccred® audit criteria and work with you to develop a plan to address each area of need.
Getting you where you need to be
MedMMAP’s industry experts have the resources of the MEP National Network to help you close the gaps identified in the pre-audit, mentoring your staff in the accreditation process.
A MedAccred audit verifies a supplier has the ...
- critical process capability,
- necessary equipment,
- appropriate controls,
- qualified personnel,
- process validation,
- and sub-tier controls
... and follows the requirements as defined by industry standards, manufacturing best practices, and OEM requirements.
Critical Processes for MedAccred Accreditation
- Printed Boards
- Printed Circuit Board Assembly
- Cable & Wire Harness
- Heat Treating
- Plastics Extrusion
- Plastics Injection Molding
The MedMMAP Critical Process Assessment
A MedMMAP Critical Process Assessment is based on MedAccred’s industry-approved criteria and includes a review of the procedures, work instructions, training records and other documentation that evidences the competency of the company to meet customer requirements. A Critical Process Assessment also involves observing the critical processing through job audits to ensure that documented requirements are properly flowed down to and implemented on the shopfloor. A job audit is a step by step review of the critical process on actual hardware, evaluating how the customer requirements are met, using the MedAccred audit criteria.
A Critical Process Assessment is not a Quality Systems (QS) Audit, but a detailed technical audit focused on the specific commodity requirements.
Results from the Critical Process Assessment are used by MedMMAP and the company to develop and execute a plan to close all non-conformances and root cause corrective actions. The MedMMAP Critical Process Assessment meets the MedAccred requirement that a supplier perform an internal pre-audit prior to the accreditation audit.
A Critical Process Assessment is the same duration as an Accreditation Audit and is dependent on the critical process type. Typical lengths are shown below.
The time to address non-conformances found during the MedMMAP Critical Process Assessment will depend on the number and scope of the findings, as well as the maturity of the company.
MedMMAP works with suppliers with a manufacturing NAICS code at facilities within the United States who are committed to achieving MedAccred accreditation.
MedMMAP is supported by the MEP National Network, which is comprised of 51 MEP Centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and over 1,300 manufacturing experts at over 400 service locations.