Primary Aluminum Rating System

Posted: 03/26/2017


Primary Aluminum Categories and Points (total = 100)

Category Description Points
A Bill of Lading Data 20
B Visual Contamination and Defects 20
C Chemical Analysis Sheet 10
D Na  
D1 Concession Metal / NCP 10
E Sow Quality and Marking 10
E1 Na  
F Na  
G Non-conforming Product / Reject 10
H Na  
I Required Elements Listed on COA 5
J Safety 15
L Safety / Process / Quality issues that may overall score by use of a 0.50 or 0.75 multiplier Example: 98 pts earned (98 x .50 = 49 pts)

 

Bill of Lading Data

Category Item Description Points
A 001 BOL Provided with sequential number 20
002 Purchase order number and suffix included
003 Release number included
004 Producing Plant name listed on BOL
005 Accurate piece count on BOL
006 If tally wt. substantiates Logan scale wt. (item fails)
040 Ship weight on BOL
052 Legible data
   

 

Visual Contamination and Defects

Category Item Description Points
B 007 No mold release agent 20
008 No excessive dross
009 No gravel
011 No flux salt
012 No mud or dirt
   

 

Chemical Analysis Sheet (COA)

Category Item Description Points
C 013 COA sheet provided 10
014 Average weighted heat analysis (if load specific COA)
015 Global analysis received prior to first receipt
019 Heat specific analysis (if load specific COA)
050 Piece count per heat
051 Total piece count
   

 

Concession Metal / NCP

Category Item Description Points
D1 028 Chemistry does not meet ordered specification 10
   

 

Sow Quality and Marking

Category Item Description Points
E 023 Legible sow or bundle identification 10

 

Non-conforming Product / Reject

Category Item Description Points
G 031 Rejected for any reason 10
   

 

Required Elements Listed on COA

Category Item Description Points
I 055 COA reports all required elements* 5
   

 

Safety

Category Item Description Points
J 022 Adequate Edge Trimming 15
027 Closed Containers
030 Double Pour
   

 

Safety / Quality / Process Issues:

Beginning April 1, 2017 an additional method of separating supplier/vendor performance will be implemented.  This will entail a 0.75 score multiplier for repeating issues that the supplier/vendor did not correct after being promptly notified by Logan.

The purpose of this category is to deter the reoccurrence serious safety, quality or process affecting issues. Logan and TAA will determine if an incident qualifies for this classification. A supplier (producing plant) and/or vendor may be required to complete a CAR (Corrective Action Request). The supplier will work directly with Logan to complete and verify the CAR. CAR's will be retained as permanent record of supplier improvements. Participating in the CAR program is not optional. Good faith efforts are required to solve issues.   

Example 0.50 Multiplier:

If a supplier performs fairly well through the eleven categories A - J and earned a score of 98 for the quarter but had one load with double pour / multiple pour ingots, then supplier’s score would be halved (98 x 0.50 = 49) for the month to 49.

Some reasons for applying the 0.50 multiplier include but are not limited to:

·    Double or multiple poured sow

·    Confirmed contamination by an oxidizer (ammonium nitrate for example)

·    Camouflage of a sow, pig or ingot defect

·    Primary aluminum T-bar that has cracks hammered shut

Example 0.75 Multiplier (Beginning April 1, 2017)

A producer performs fairly well through the eleven categories A - J and earned a score of 96 for the quarter but had multiple issues with unskimmed and poorly skimmed sows .  The producer or vendor was contacted about the issue in a timely manner by Logan.  The producer’s and vendors score would then be reduced by twenty-five percent (96 x 0.75 = 72) for the month to a score of 72. The requirement is that all sows must be skimmed.  See section 4.0 of the Specification Manual for details. 

Some reasons for applying the 0.75 multiplier include but are not limited to:

·    Repeating occurances of wedged sows

·    Repeating occurrences of poorly or unskimmed skimmed sows

·    Repeating occurrences of pot room bath contamination

 

Safety / Quality / Process Issues

Category Item Description Points
L 032 Safety / Quality / Process issues may reduce overall score by use of a 0.50 or 0.75 multiplier. Example 1: 98 pts earned (98 x 0.5 = 49 pts), Example 2: 96 pts earned (96 x 0.75 = 72 pts)

 

Applying Both 0.50 And 0.75 Multipliers In The Same Quarter:

If a producer/vendor was assessed both the 0.50 and 0.75 multiplier in one quarter then the 0.75 multiplier will be applied first.  For example:

The beginning score before multipliers for double poured sows and repeated issues with unskimmed sows was 96.

96 x 0.75 = 72

72 x 0.50 = 36

The final score for the quarter will be 36.

Corrective Action Request (CAR):

In order to track improvements made by suppliers when issues have been identified, a Corrective Action Request will be initiated by Logan. CAR's can be issued for any deviation from the "Meltable Specification Manual". CAR's will be retained as permanent record of supplier improvements. Participating in the CAR program is not optional. Good faith efforts are required to solve issues. An example for the issuance of a CAR is: Double poured sows delivered to Logan Aluminum.