Last updated on May 20th, 2019 at 08:49 pm

Primary Aluminum Rating Criteria

System Overview

Points multipliers & CAR

This page contains the RSI aluminum rating categories and points. A new points multiplier system is effective April 1, 2017. 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: Ingots delivered to Logan had missing or illegible heat markings. RSI Rating System Each category has “all or nothing” scoring.

Rating Categories & Point Values

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Safety / Quality / Process Update

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.

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 where chemical samples do not match the COA was 96.

96 x 0.75 = 72

72 x 0.50 = 36

The final score for the quarter will be 36.

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

0.75 Multiplier

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 occurrences of wedged sows
  • Repeating occurrences of poorly or unskimmed skimmed sows
  • Repeating occurrences of pot room bath contamination

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.