The ASES (Alliance Supplier Evaluation Standard) is a tool for assessing a supplier's quality system and its implementation in production in order to meet the expectations of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. All automakers belonging to the alliance have access to this rating system. Since 2010, AVTOVAZ has also been working with it.
During the audit for compliance with the ASES standard, the QMS and the supplier's production line are assessed (process indicator), as well as the number of complaints (assessment of current results). The result of the assessment is the assignment of a final rank. During the current audit, within three days, all the main indicators of the functioning of the production system at PJSC MMK were checked, starting from the receipt of an application for products and ending with work with suppliers. Based on the results of the audit, the final grade "B" was obtained, which confirms the high level of management of the quality system and will allow the products of PJSC MMK to qualify for participation in new projects of the Alliance. Successful passage of the audit became possible thanks to the well-coordinated interaction of all divisions of the plant in the formation and observance of the quality management system procedures.
The Renault – Nissan – Mitsubishi Alliance is the main consumer of rolled metal products for automobiles produced by PJSC MMK. For the plant, work with enterprises of the automotive industry is one of the priority areas of production and sales activities. The company has been consistently implementing the strategic initiative "Supplier No. 1 for the most demanding customers of the automotive industry in the domestic market", within which for many years it has been developing the production of auto sheets, providing a high-quality alternative to imports. At present, PJSC MMK is a leading supplier of ferrous metal products for automobile plants and related enterprises. The company's share in the total volume of rolled metal supplied to car factories in Russia is about 50%. Quality issues are of key importance. To reduce the level of inconsistencies at MMK, the 8D methodology is actively used, which makes it possible to develop quality based on an analysis of the causes of the formation of defects identified in the course of interaction directly with the consumer of rolled metal.