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,
special process expertise. We have met the needs of the largest prime
contractors (ex: Goodrich, BASF, Rolls-Royce, Boeing) to very small job
shops. In fact, many Primes recommend our services to their own suppliers.
provide full Nadcap services including customized training, gap
assessments, requirements planning, document development, internal
auditing, corrective actions and more. We specialize in difficult
cases where companies have failed audits on their own, turning around
their performance and acheiving 100% certification on their
re-accreditation audits. We can also assist with the Nadcap appeal
process and have never failed to win those appeals.
With specialists in every area of Nadcap and a guarantee on our work, our prices are highly competitive.
Resource Consultants are Leading Nadcap Experts
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 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 of experience.
Our Nadcap consultants are Lead Auditors, which means they are the authorities. They are trained by PRI (the
authority approved by all the Prime Aerospace Contractors) and have
hundreds of audits in their repertoire. 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) often result in 2 or less minor
findings per audit, some of which are flawless audits. Does your
Nadcap consultant have a proven success record?
Resource provides Nadcap consulting and training sessions
Nadcap is a
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.
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.
In the past, we have teamed up with
certain Nadcap Task Groups to draft auditing criteria, proving our
merit as industry experts and as a consulting leaders. Expert
Resource provides the consulting and training to prepare your company
for successful Nadcap certifications with PRI.
Resource provides full Nadcap
consulting and training services such as:
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 customized to your exact
needs to prepare your company and employees to implement and pass the
rigorous Nadcap audit.
- 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)
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
(corrective actions) consulting services to prepare a company for the
PRI Nadcap audit
- 100% of our clients (hundreds) pass their first
attempt at certification!
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
for more information.
Special Processes / Programs
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. ER specializes in every category of Nadcap
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
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 and is insufficient as a Nadcap pre-requisite. Nadcap goes much further to ensure the quality of a
specific area of your business, based on detailed and proven
do you implement Nadcap?
Resource provides a step-by-step roadmap for accreditation.
Because Nadcap requires certification to an approved Quality Management
System standard as a pre-requisite, the first step is typically to
implement AS9100 or AC7004
(International Aerospace Quality Management Systems). AC7006, ISO
17025, and AS9110 are also acceptable pre-requisites for Nadcap, though they are less common. ER specializes in
the integration of these requirements with comprehensive training,
consulting and document development.
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 products, processes 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
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 and appeals.
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 four to eight hour session of on-site training
for non-conformance reporting with root cause analysis and corrective
action training (NCR-RCCA).
Alternatively, we also offer this course once per month in our
Huntington Beach, CA, USA office for individuals and small groups with
materials included. Click here to learn more.
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 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 aerospace contractors.
"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."
|Testimonials for Expert Resource
-- 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.
AS9100 assessments, Nadcap re-certifications, and customer audits, the
total number of findings have been far and few between."
-- Tri-Fitting Manufacturing