The MIL-I-45208 inspection system is a User-friendly quality program for a business that desires flexibility and minimal procedures in their management system to avoid changes in the business operation. The quality manual and forms in the kit provide the documentation necessary to objectively control product quality.
The MIL-I-45208 inspection system is still the most popular on the planet because it doesn’t change the business operation like ISO 9001; however…
“Effective November 1, 2013, DLA Aviation solicitations that include FAR 52.246-11 will require compliance with ISO 9001:2008 or a tailored program” – read “DLA Aviation Higher Level Quality” or browse the tailored ISO 9001 quality system that is fully compliant with DLA Aviation Higher Level Quality Requirements.
Click here to read the original contents of the MIL-I-45208 inspection system specification.
It only takes a week or so to achieve compliance to the MIL-I-45208 inspection system when compared to the time it takes to implement ISO 9001, which is 4 weeks at best for a new business but a typical schedule is 12 weeks for an established business. Many of our Customers prefer not to establish a documented quality system but they understand times are changing and their Customers depend upon Supplier control. We are very pleased when the MIL-I-45208 inspection system is all the “quality” needed to move forward but sometimes MIL-I isn’t enough for projects in the 21st century.
Free PDF Download: MIL-I-45208 compared to ISO 9001
Tim Tracy from KMA Corp. wrote:
Thank you very much. The enhanced MIL-I is exactly what we were looking for! ISO 9001 is too involved for our small company and ASA-100 has too many requirements that are not applicable to our business operation!
It was great working with you and I really appreciate your guidance!
Click on the following demo links to evaluate the contents of the MIL-I-45208 inspection system manual and kits, which you can use in your business operation according to license terms and conditions.
Access to online demos is controlled by Username and Password, which are precisely the same and provided in lower-case letters and are at the end of each demo link.
The MIL-I-45208 inspection system quality manual is a standalone document. Use references to procedures and forms in the manual as placeholders for your Company’s existing documents.
MIL-I-45208 Inspection System Standalone Quality Manual, $97
Starter kit includes manual and system survey to introduce management to the scope of the quality improvement project.
The starter MIL-I-45208 inspection system kit contains all documents listed below:
- Quality Manual
- System Survey
MIL-I-45208 Inspection System Starter Kit, $97
The standard MIL-I-45208 inspection system kit contains all documents listed below:
- QA-1001 – Quality Manual
- QC-101 – Inspection Instruction Form
- QC-102 – Request for Corrective Action (RFCA)
- QC-103 – Nonconformance Report Form (MR)
- QC-104 – Calculated Risk Release Form (CRR)
- QC-105 – Good Material Tag (file includes QC-106 Withhold Tag and QC-113 Bad Material Tag)
- QC-106 – Withhold Tag (included with QC-105 Good Material Tag)
- QC-107 – Shop Routing Ticket
- QC-108 – R&I Inspection Record
- QC-109 – Engineering Order
- QC-110 – Request for Deviation / Waiver (for non-government Customers)
- QC-110-1 – MIL-STD-973 Request for Waiver / Deviation (for government Customers)
- QC-111 – MIL-STD-481 Engineering Change Proposal (for government Customers)
- QC-112 – Inspection Record
- QC-113 – Bad Material Tag (included with QC-105 Good Material Tag)
- QC-114 – R&I Inspection Instruction
- QC-115 – Property Control System
- QC-116 – Calibration System
- QC-116-1-2-3-4-5 (forms referenced by the Calibration System)
- QC-117 – Supplier Quality Requirements
- QC-118 – Contract Review
- QC-122 – Dimensional Analysis Record
- QC-124 – Inspection System Survey (use this doc as a guide to implement the system)
- QC-125 – Supplier Survey Form
VALUE ADDED FORMS and PROCEDURES
- Certificate of Conformance-1 (use to ensure quality of Supplier provided paperwork)
- Cross Reference Matrix
- General Requirements
- QC-119 – Traveler
- QC-120 – Purchase Order
- QC-121 – Purchase Order Review Procedure
- QC-123 – Data List
- DD250 – Material Inspection and Receiving Report – The DD250 form was retired 8-1-05 but some contracts list line items that are not capable of being electronically submitted, which means an electronic copy can be very handy.
Standard MIL-I-45208 Inspection System Kit, $197
If your Company is working with the Navy, click here to browse a work instruction for compliance with Level 1/Subsafe contracts that require a material traceability procedure.
The Enhanced MIL-I-45208 kit (known as Less than ISO 9001™) is very useful when your Customers want more than MIL-I-45208 but your Company wants less than ISO 9001.
The enhanced MIL-I-45208 inspection system kit contains all documents listed below:
QUALITY MANUAL and PROCEDURES
(same as those in the standard MIL-I-45208 inspection system kit), plus…
- Control of Nonconformances Procedure
- Corrective and Preventive Action Procedure
- Document Control Procedure
- Production Procedure
- Purchasing Procedure
- Receiving Procedure
- Records Control Procedure
- Shipping Procedure
- Training Procedure
FORMS and PROCEDURES
(same as those in the standard MIL-I-45208 inspection system kit)
VALUE ADDED FORMS and PROCEDURES
(same as those in the standard MIL-I-45208 inspection system kit)
Enhanced MIL-I-45208 Inspection System Kit, $197
Lockheed Martin replaced the aging MIL-I-45208 inspection system with SIP-016. The SIP-016 kit provides procedures for business functions that include shipping, purchasing, receiving, training, nonconformance control, corrective and preventive action, document control, record control and production control.
The SIP-016 kit complies with “SIP 016 Appendix A”, which is Lockheed Martin’s replacement QMS for the MIL-I-45208 inspection system.
If your business must comply with Lockheed Martin’s SIP 016 flowdown requirement, we recommend using the Bare Minimum ISO 9001 QMS kit then assert compliance to ISO 9001 rather than SIP 016.
The SIP-016 quality system kit contains all documents listed below:
QMS MANUAL and PROCEDURES
- QMS-00 Quality Manual
- QMS-01 Document Control
- QMS-02 Configuration Control
- QMS-03 Records Control
- QMS-04 Management
- QMS-05 Responsibilities-Authorities
- QMS-06 Training
- QMS-07 Proposal Development and Contract Review
- QMS-08 Purchasing
- QMS-08-1 Purchase Order Review
- QMS-09 Receiving
- QMS-10 Production
- QMS-11 Shipping
- QMS-12 Internal Auditing
- QMS-13 Corrective and Preventive Action
- QMS-14 Control of Nonconformances
- QMS-15 Calibration
- QMS-16 Definitions and Abbreviations
- QMS-17 Design and Development
FORMS and WORK INSTRUCTIONS
- Bulletin (multi-purpose change control document – very useful when signed by CCB Members – see QMS-02)
- Calculated Risk Release
- Calibration Reference Only Tag
- Calibration Seal
- Calibration Forms
- Contract Review Forms
- Corrective Action Request
- Customer Perception Survey
- Customer Satisfaction Survey
- Design Review Form (work instruction in download)
- Engineering Order Form (EO)
- Inspection Instruction (form to detail onsite inspections when applicable)
- Inspection Record (form to record results of onsite inspections when applicable)
- Inspection Report (revise as required to summarize onsite performance)
- Inspection Summary (alternate form in download)
- Inspector Stamp Log
- Internal Audit Form (auditor training slides and progress report in download)
- Management Meeting Report
- Nonconformance Report, RFS (alternate styles in download)
- Production Inspection Record-1
- Property Certification from Supplier
- Property Control Tag
- Property Management Log
- Property Record
- QC Tags-1
- Receiving Inspection Instructions
- Receiving Inspection Record
- Supplier Evaluation (demonstrate control of Suppliers, mail-merge list in download)
- Training Certificate-1 (alternate style in download)
- Training Log
- Training Matrix (for QMS procedures)
- Training Orientation Request
- Validation-Verification Form
- Zero Acceptance Number Sampling Plan
VALUE ADDED FORMS
- Daily Receiving Log
- Dimensional Analysis-1
- Dimensional Analysis-2
- Dimensional Analysis-3
- First Piece Inspection Report
- Packing Slip (CofC)
- Procedure Template (form to document project requirements)
- Receiving Hold Dot
- Receiving Log
- Routing Ticket
- Shelf Life Expiration Log
- Shipping Log
- Supplier Requirements (flowdown to Suppliers)
- Supplier Survey
- Work Instruction (form to detail work operations)
Lockheed Martin SIP-016 Compliant Quality System Kit, $247
The implementation guide for the MIL-I-45208 inspection system kit is survey named QC-124. The quality manual and documents that are referenced by the manual provide answers for each survey question.
We suggest you read the entire quality manual to understand the scope of the project. Whenever the manual refers to a procedure or form, collect and stack the applicable documents. During your review of the manual, only skim through the referenced documents to maintain your attention on the manual. There will be several documents in your Kit that your manual does not reference but keep them handy. They are needed to answer all the questions in the survey.
After review of the manual, start to complete the survey. At first, only answer questions in the survey that can be answered by referring to paragraph numbers in the quality manual. When all “quality manual” related questions are answered, start to review the documents that were referenced by the manual. Refer to the quality manual and referenced documents until all questions are answered in the survey. When the survey is complete, integrate the procedures and forms into your business operation.
During the above process, you have educated yourself about your quality system to start the process to become an expert on the subject, which will help your employees and prepare you for interaction with your Customers.
All you need to implement a fully conforming MIL-I-45208 inspection system is contained in the Kit. The Kit contains “value-added” documents because of feedback from our Customers. Their Customers always have additional needs and the “value-added” documents provide much needed support.