IX. Statistical Process Control

SumiRiko Ohio, Inc., SumiRiko Tennessee, Inc., and S-Riko Automotive Hose de Chihuahua, S.A.P.I. de C.V. encourages its suppliers to adopt statistical process control (SPC) wherever feasible to monitor ongoing process performance. Special consideration is to be made for critical process parameters and special characteristics as designated on the Company’s supplied drawings.

The application of SPC within the supplier’s process must be in compliance with the guidelines set forth in the AIAG “Statistical Process Control” manual.

The supplier shall maintain evidence that characteristics monitored by SPC are in control and can show continuous improvement over time.