Expert Resource: True Nadcap Experts
Expert Resource is the leading provider of Nadcap consulting services.
100% of our clients (hundreds) pass their first attempt at
certification. Most of our consultants are spread throughout the
United States, England, and China, but we have also helped companies in
over 10 other countries. Headquartered in California, we will go
anywhere to help you. Our
clients are very diversified in size, location, and special process
expertise. We have met the needs of the largest prime aerospace
contractors (ex: Goodrich, BASF, Rolls-Royce, Boeing) to very small job
shops. Our prices are highly competitive and our consultants are very
personable. We specialize in every area of Nadcap and we
guarantee our work.
consultants must be (1) technical experts in their fields (ex: welding,
NDT, Heat Treating, Chemical Processing, etc.) and (2) experienced
experts with the Nadcap requirements, which change frequently.
Most of our competitors are ISO 9000 consultants with some vague
understanding of Nadcap and very little experience in the specific
field. Be careful not to use someone who claims to be able to
simply "interpret any standard". Nadcap requirements are very
technical and your consultant should be a technical expert with decades
The majority of our Nadcap consultants are Nadcap
Lead Auditors, which means they are the authorities. They work
part-time for PRI (the Nadcap audit certification company) and
part-time for Expert Resource. They are trained by PRI (the
authority approved by all the Prime Aerospace Contractors) and have
hundreds of audits. Be sure you are relying on the best because
they will utimately affect not only your certification success but more
importantly they will be modifying how your company
operates. It is critical. Don't leave your company in
the hands of a novice. Our previous 30 Nadcap audits (of various
clients with various special processes) resulted in 2 or less minor
findings per audit, some of which were flawless audits. Does your
Nadcap consultant have a proven success record?
and Training with Expert Resource (ER)
is the leading worldwide cooperative program of major companies
designed to manage a cost-effective consensus approach to special
processes & products manufacturing and testing specifications and provide continuous improvement within the aerospace and defense industries.
Nadcap process and product certification is provided by Performance Review Institute.
PRI is the only auditing company approved by the aerospace and defense
industries to offer official certification audits.
Resource provides the consulting and training to prepare your company
for successful Nadcap certifications with PRI.
Expert Resource provides full Nadcap consulting and training services such as:
offers a training course, one for each of the Nadcap Special Processes,
tailored to that special process audit criteria. These classes are
provided on-site tailored to your exact needs to prepare your company
and employees to implement and pass the rigorous Nadcap audit.
to Nadcap training (how to plan, how to avoid pitfalls, how to earn
merit, lessons learned, fundamental requirements of the program, what
- Gap assessments with reports including recommendations for how to correct each finding
- Document development (manuals, procedures, work instructions, audit checklists)
- Nadcap special process internal auditing and/or internal auditor training
- NCR (corrective actions) consulting services to prepare a company for the PRI Nadcap audit
- 100% of our clients (hundreds) pass their first attempt at certification!
You may qualify
and/or US Federal funding for
training and consulting. This
may greatly reduce your costs for consulting and certification. Please contact
us for more information.
certification in various
products, manufacturing processes and services. Please click on any of
the specifications listed below for a more detailed listing. ER specializes in every category of Nadcap certification.
of the Nadcap Programs above include sub-programs. For instance, Heat
Treatment has at least 10 Alloy Families, 16 Processes, and 3 Services.
To view the Nadcap
Audit Checklist Listing, please Click
companies seek Nadcap certification
because customers are asking for it and in some cases it is mandatory
for doing business. Most importantly, Nadcap standards will ensure
that best practices are implemented in your operations. This increases
product quality, operations consistency, and customer satisfaction.
General quality systems (example: ISO 9000) are not enough to satisfy
requirements in chemical processing, heat treating, welding, coatings,
laboratory testing, NDT, painting, and other processes. Nadcap goes
much deeper ensuring the quality of specific operations based in best
provide tailored consulting
services to meet your exact needs.
with, implementation of either
AS9100 or AC7004 (International Aerospace Quality Management Systems)
is a mandatory Nadcap pre-requisite. ISO 9000 is no longer an acceptable
foundation for Nadcap implementation. We have been implementing AS9100
and AC7004 aerospace Quality Management Systems with hundreds of
over a decade. 100% of our clients have passed their first attempt at
Certification to these standards. In
addition, we strive to ensure that your system will reflect the way you
do business without forcing unneeded changes to your operations. Expert
Resource can provide any combination of comprehensive training,
document development, internal auditing, consulting and corrective
After conformance with one of the pre-requisite Quality Management Systems, ER will
conduct an on-site Nadcap Gap
Assessment to one or more of the Nadcap standards. The result is a
report that will identify each finding, its interpretation specific to
your operations, and recommendations for corrective actions. This gas
assessment report will result in a detailed proposal outlining an implementation plan.
implementation plan may include
on-site consulting and training, procedure and work instruction
development, customized training, internal auditing, Nadcap audit
preparation and assistance with NCR corrective actions and challenges.
consulting has a 100% success
rate. Our clients have never failed an audit. Working with ER, you will
be certain that your Nadcap implementation will be done correctly and
quickly with experts in your industry. ER will expedite your timeline
to certification and will minimize your internal business disruption
with our hands-on approach.
Nadcap Root Cause & Corrective Action Training
ER provides a
one-day session of on-site
training for non-conformance reporting with root cause analysis and
corrective action training (NCR-RCCA). Lack of proper NCR-RCCA training
is the area of Nadcap compliance in which most companies will fail,
adding unforeseen costs to the program and building months of frustration.
To prevent Nadcap audit failures and build on the Nadcap Merit Program
(reducing auditing costs), ER highly recommends that all Top
Management, Quality Personnel, and Nadcap-related process personnel
attend this one-day training session.
Each session will allow a maximum
of 20 trainees. Nadcap has a very stringent and particular format for
NCR-RCCA. Nadcap requires that teams of employees work together on each
NCR-RCCA found during the PRI audit. Therefore, teams should be trained
together, have a common approach and unified expectations. Training
will utilize overhead projection, hand-out materials, and be
supplemented with a sample 19-step Nadcap RCCA work instruction. The
work instruction may be modified to meet your exact needs.
some prime contractors (ex: Airbus, Boeing) are now requesting NCR-RCCA
in the 8D format, this training has been tailored to meet the format
and extra deliverable skills of 8D training. Therefore, this training
meets the requirements of AS9100, Nadcap, and the 8D format requested
by some prime aerospace contractors.
|Nadcap Testimonials for Expert Resource
"Our choice to use Expert Resource for developing an effective Quality
Management System was instrumental in attaining a Nadcap accreditation.
The experience and industry background that the consultant brought to our company made all the difference in the world."
-- Elite Metal Finishing, LLC
helped us customize and implement a multi-certified Quality Management
System. In addition to ER's efficient implementation process, the end
results were astounding. The process was a smooth transition and easily
maintainable. With the help of ER's specialized consultants, our
initial certification was achieved with zero findings. Throughout
many AS9100 assessments, Nadcap re-certifications, and customer audits,
the total number of findings have been far and few between."
-- Tri-Fitting Manufacturing
"All of us here at Lane and Roderick would like to thank you for your
help in our certification. We wouldn't have achieved this milestone
without your efforts. You stepped in at a time when we were down to the
wire and needed quick, 100% commitment and you came through. Thank you
for the quickness at which you came up to speed on our account, the
hours of time you put in and the accurate knowlege you provided to our
staff. We are grateful for all that you have done. Please share in this
victory with us, for this certification is as much yours, as it is ours."
-- Lane and Roderick, Inc.