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Lean Manufacturing

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Expert Resource specializes in all of these standards. Our consultants provide comprehensive services including document development, training, gap assessments, internal auditing, corrective action assistance, implementation and consulting.

Nadcap Special Processes / Programs

AC7004 Quality System
Chemical Processing
Conventional Machining
Elastomer Seals
Fluid Distribution Components
Heat Treating
Materials Testing
Nonconventional Machining
Non-Destructive Testing
Non-Metallic Materials Testing
Surface Enhancement

Nadcap Prime Contractors

Airbus Alenia Aeronautica
Astrium Avio
BAE Systems Ball Aerospace
Bell Helicopter Boeing
Bombardier Cessna Aircraft
Eurocopter GE Aviation
General Dynamics GSA
Hamilton Sundstrand
Hawker Beechcraft
Heroux Devtek
Honeywell Aerospace Turbo Propulsores
Israel Aerospace
Lockheed Martin
MD Helicopters MTU Aero Engines
Northrup Grumman Parker Aerospace
Pratt & Whitney Raytheon
Rockwell Collins Rolls-Royce
Safran Sikorsky Aircraft
Sonaca Spirit Aerosystems
Textron Systems Thales
United Space Alliance U.S. Airforce
Volvo Aero Vought Aircraft

Nadcap Seminar

Expert Resource offers a one-day Nadcap private on-site seminar introducing the basics of Nadcap standards, Roadmap to Nadcap Accreditation, step-by-step implementation guidance, tips for success, and resources.

This seminar is designed for beginners and those mid-way through implementation.

For more information, contact us at 877-672-7996 or click here to send an email.

Funding: Many of our clients qualify for State and/or US Federal funding for training. This reimburses costs associated with consulting and registration. Please contact us for more information.

Experienced Consultants for Every Nadcap Standard

A Roadmap to Nadcap Certification


Expert Resource is the leading provider of Nadcap consulting services.  With over 200 clients of all sizes, 100% of our clients 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 very competitive and our consultants are very personable.  We specialize in every area of Nadcap and we guarantee our work. 

Nadcap 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 vauge 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 of experience.

The majority of our Nadcap consultants are Nadcap Lead Auditors, which mean 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? 

Expert Resource provides Nadcap consulting and training sessions

Nadcap 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. 

Expert 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:

  • Introduction to Nadcap training (how to plan, how to avoid pitfalls, how to earn merit, lessons learned, fundamental requirements of the program, what to expect)
  • 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!
ER 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.

Expert Resource provides technical Nadcap training:

  • Nadcap Root Cause Corrective Actions with 8D format and supplemental work instruction
  • Preparation for Nadcap Chemical Processing audits
  • Preparation for Nadcap Electronics audits
  • Preparation for Nadcap Heat Treating audits
  • Preparation for Nadcap Composites audits
  • Preparation for Nadcap NDT audits
  • Preparation for Nadcap Welding audit
  • Evaluation of Welds
  • Qualification of Welders
  • Classes in other Nadcap Special Processes will be coming soon.

Funding: Many of our clients qualify for State and/or US Federal funding for training, consulting and auditing services. This reimburses costs associated with consulting and registration. Please contact us for more information.

ER specializes in every category of Nadcap certification. Click on any of the Nadcap Program categories below for more information.

Nadcap Special Processes / Programs

There are various Nadcap quality standards for different products, manufacturing processes and services. Please click on any of the standards listed below for a more detailed listing.

Each 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 Here.

Why become Nadcap Accredited?

There are two primary reasons for seeking accreditation. The most obvious reason is that your customer is making accreditation mandatory for doing business. The second reason is because the various standards will ensure that consensus-based best practices are implemented for increasing quality of a product process or service. ISO 9000 only prescribes general requirements for business management. Nadcap goes much further to ensure the quality of a specific area of your business, based on detailed and proven methodologies.

How do you implement Nadcap?

Expert Resource provides a step-by-step roadmap for accreditation. Typically, the first step is to implement AS9100 or AC7004 (International Aerospace Quality Management Systems). ER specializes in the integration of these requirements with comprehensive training, consulting and document development.

After conformance with one of these Quality Management Systems, the next step is for ER to perform a Nadcap gap assessment to one or more specific product, process or service standards/specifications/audit checklists. The result is a gap assessment report, which will identify each objective finding, its interpretation for your company’s specific operations, and recommendations for corrective actions. This gas assessment report will dictate the customization of an Expert Resource proposal for Nadcap-specific implementation.

ER will provide hands-on assistance for each Nadcap program, which may include a gap assessment, process development, training, internal audit, PRI Nadcap audit preparation and any assistance with NCR corrective actions.

Expert Resource’s roadmap to Nadcap Accreditation will put you on the road to success. By contacting ER, you are ensuring that your Nadcap system will be done right the first time with experts in your industry. ER will expedite your timeline to accreditation 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 build 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.

Because 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 areospac contractors.

Testimonials for Expert Resource
"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.

"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

"ER 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-certificaitons, and customer audits, the total number of findings have been far and few between."
-- Tri-Fitting Manufacturing

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