Why does Valmont evaluate its external providers?

What criteria do we use at Valmont to evaluate external providers?

What can my organization do to prepare for an onsite quality system audit?

What happens when an external provider fails to meet Valmont's expectations?

This document provides an introduction to Valmont Industries, lays out our supply chain strategy, and summarizes expectations of external providers.

Valmont Industries Quality Handbook for External Providers_1-15-21_v02PDF7.92 MB Download

In order to help ensure that external providers have the latest and greatest Valmont specifications, we provide this master list. Before beginning work, refer to this document to verify that you have the current specifications in hand. If not, please reach out to your Valmont sourcing representative; they will provide you with the materials you need.

Master List of Valmont SpecificationsXLSX67.20 KB Download

Valmont uses these documents to support initial and ongoing evaluation of external providers.

Form 10.01 External Provider Questionnaire EPQPDF3.53 MB Download
FORM 10.02 Audit PlanPDF2.91 MB Download
Form 10.05 External Provider Evaluation Report EPERPDF152.86 KB Download
FORM 10.06a Nonconformance NoticePDF1.23 MB Download
Form 10.06b External Provider Corrective Action Request EPCARPDF1.98 MB Download
FORM 10.06c Preventive Action RequestPDF2.34 MB Download
FORM 10.07a SPC Implementation ChecklistPDF358.00 KB Download
Form 10.08 Process Control PlanXLS222.50 KB Download
Form 10.09 Anchor Cage Source InspectionDOC207.00 KB Download
QF-10.03(English) External Provider Audit Report Form, Rev 3DOC945.00 KB Download

Explore our resources:
Quality Reference Sheets
Sample Quality Manual
Sample Procedures
Sample Forms

These reference materials are designed to support quality improvements. They provide an effective introduction to important concepts related to quality management.

QRS - Quality Systems, 05-19PDF435.62 KB Download
QRS - Process Control, 05-19PDF445.42 KB Download
QRS - Personnel Certification, 05-19PDF445.09 KB Download
QRS - Learning & Development, 05-19PDF435.91 KB Download
QRS - Management Tools, 05-19PDF454.90 KB Download
QRS - Quality Processes, 05-19PDF436.23 KB Download

FOR REFERENCE ONLY: These documents provide a useful template for a quality manual that conforms to ISO 9001 or AISC 207-16 requirements.

ISO Revised Generic Quality Manual Rev-DOC248.00 KB Download
Revised AISC Quality ManualDOC478.50 KB Download

FOR REFERENCE ONLY: These documents provide a useful template for common quality management procedures.

Example - Competency Awareness Training RevDOC52.50 KB Download
Example - Control of Monitoring-Measuring Device RevDOC67.50 KB Download
Example - Audits RevDOC62.50 KB Download
Example - Control of NonConformities RevDOC61.00 KB Download
Example - Configuration Management RevDOC62.50 KB Download
Example - Control of Prodcution Provision RevDOC54.50 KB Download
Example - Corrective Action RevDOC44.00 KB Download
Example - Customer Property RevDOC44.50 KB Download
Example - Customer Related Processes RevDOC57.50 KB Download
Example - Design and Development RevDOC41.00 KB Download
Example - Doc Control RevDOC58.00 KB Download
Example - Identification Traceability RevDOC46.50 KB Download
Example - Infrastructure RevDOC47.50 KB Download
Example - Key Characteristics RevDOC46.00 KB Download
Example - Management -Organization RevDOC62.50 KB Download
Example - Monitoring Customer Satisfaction RevDOC52.00 KB Download
Example - Planning of Product Realization Processes RevDOC49.00 KB Download
Example - Preservation of Product RevDOC45.00 KB Download
Example - Preventive Action RevDOC47.00 KB Download
Example - Procedure for Monitoring Measuring Product Realization Process RevDOC51.50 KB Download
Example - Procedure for Root Cause Analysis RevDOC51.00 KB Download
Example - Procedure for Statistical Techniques RevDOC47.50 KB Download
Example - Procedure TemplateDOC40.50 KB Download
Example - Purchasing RevDOC56.00 KB Download
Example - Qual Rec RevDOC41.50 KB Download
Example - Quality Policy-Objectives RevDOC80.00 KB Download
Example - Receiving Inspection RevDOC52.50 KB Download
Example - Risk Management RevDOC55.50 KB Download
Example - Supplier Evaluation RevDOC57.50 KB Download

FOR REFERENCE ONLY: These documents provide a useful template for common quality management forms.

Example - OJT Record Receiving Supplier-Customer MaterialDOCX321.60 KB Download
Example - Discrepancy TrackerXLSX14.37 KB Download
Example - Document Revision Checklist RevDOC44.00 KB Download
Example - Employee Training SheetXLSX26.58 KB Download
Example - Device Calibration Form RevDOC104.50 KB Download
Example - FMEAXLS118.50 KB Download
Example - Document Change RequestDOCX19.18 KB Download
Example - Goal ChartXLSX27.19 KB Download
Example - Group Training Sign-In RevDOC38.50 KB Download
Example - Internal Audit Summary RevDOC68.50 KB Download
Example - Management Review RevDOC57.50 KB Download
Example - Master Doc-Record MatrixDOCX21.34 KB Download
Example - Non-Conformity Report RevDOC72.00 KB Download
Example - QMS Process Map RevDOC58.00 KB Download
Example - Quality Audit Schedule LogDOC113.00 KB Download
Example - Quality Record Matrix RevDOC45.00 KB Download
Example - Return Material AuthorizationDOCX20.35 KB Download
Example - Supplier Corrective Action Request RevDOC55.50 KB Download
Example - Supplier Evaluation Survey Document Protection InstructionsDOCX750.04 KB Download
Example - Supplier Evaluation SurveyDOC189.00 KB Download
Example - Terms and Conditions RevDOC35.50 KB Download
Example - Approved Vendor Listing RevXLSX19.57 KB Download
Example - Certificate of conformanceDOCX26.89 KB Download
Example - Corrective - Preventive Action Form RevDOC71.00 KB Download