Recent audit findings and defect investigations have identified deficiencies within (Your Customer’s Name) supply base related to First Article Inspections (FAI). (Your Customer’s Name) considers the First Article Inspection process both a fundamental and critical step in ensuring the manufacturing and subsequent inspection processes are capable of consistently producing a product that meets all engineering and contractual requirements.
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