ATS expects suppliers to meet all engineering specifications and continuously improve their products and services through process performance optimization and through reductions in process variation.

Quality is defined as products and services that meet the customer’s expectations at a cost representing value.

While various ATS functions will assist the supplier in improving quality, the responsibility ultimately remains with the supplier.

Total Rating of 100% is comprised of 40% Delivery and 60% Quality.


The supplier shall strive to meet the goal of 100 % on time delivery. The delivery date is defined on the Purchase Order or Blanket Purchase Order release and is compared to the Receive date at ATS.


Administrative and Documentation Compliance – 20%

These measurements include missing certifications, missing dates, documentation errors, incorrect part numbers, revisions and labeling, excessive/ unauthorized premium freight and incorrect shipping methods.

PPM – Parts per Million – 20%

The supplier shall strive to meet the goal of zero defects at ATS facilities. Defective product received by ATS will be monitored using parts per million (PPM).

Supplier Corrective Action Request (SCAR) Response Time – 15%

Corrective action response times are: Containment = 24 hours and total completion 10 calendar days. All unaccepted corrective actions will be treated as late response.

Quality Standard Certification – 5%

ATS requires the latest 3rd party registration certificate on file at ATS (AS9100, ISO, TS, etc).

On a quarterly basis, selected Global Suppliers will receive a scorecard as per the above criteria. If the Global Supplier scoring falls below 73%, the supplier is responsible for taking action by submitting recovery plans.