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Evaluation of the adequacy of Cavendish Nuclear's deployment of its Supply Chain Management Arrangements on a Project for a UK Licensee

Executive summary

Purpose of Intervention

To evaluate the deployment of Cavendish Nuclear’s (CN’s) supply chain management (SCM) arrangements when considering relevant good practice and the regulatory expectations set out in NS-TAST-GD-077 (TAG77) ‘Supply Chain Management Arrangements for the Procurement of Nuclear Safety Related Items or Services’. This intervention was a follow up of the assessment on CN supply chain management arrangements which was carried out on the 31st October to 2nd November 2016 (Ref. ONR-OFP-UR-16-168, TRIM 2016/442566).

Intervention Carried Out by ONR

Evaluation of the adequacy of Cavendish Nuclear's deployment of its Supply Chain Management Arrangements on a Project for a UK Licensee.

Key Findings, Inspector's Opinions and Reasons for Judgements Made

The intervention was performed in line with ONR's guidance requirements (as described in our technical inspection guides) in the areas inspected.

No significant findings were raised as a result of the intervention.

Conclusion

I have concluded that, based on the sample tested, CN’s supply chain management arrangements, which were assessed on the 31st October to 2nd November 2016 (TRIM 2016/442566) and the deployment of those arrangements, assessed during the intervention on the 15th to 16th November 2016 were judged to be adequate when considered against relevant good practice and the expectations described in TAG77.