In this step, you define confirmation profiles for defects
In the confirmation profile, you specify which fields will
appear in the screens for defects recording and whether the user
must enter data in these fields. The confirmation profile
essentially mirrors the various recording forms used by the
inspectors in the work centers.
With the help of the fields in the confirmation profile, you can
include a variety of defect data in the defect record (for example,
defect type and defect cause). You can:
individually pinpoint the defects and assign them to inspected
document the activities needed to correct the defects.
If you select the defect type and number of defects, you will
be recording defects in a summarized form.
If you select the defect type and defect location, you will be
able to explicitly identify the individual defects.
If you select the defect type, defect location and serial
number, you will be recording defects individually for a single
The serial number field contained in the confirmation profile is
primarily controlled by the material; that is, it becomes effective
only if serial numbers are maintained for the corresponding
material. If serial numbers are maintained for a material, the
confirmation profile determines whether a serial number entry is
mandatory or optional when you record defects.
By recording additional defect criteria (defect cause and
defect valuation), you will complete the confirmation profile.
In doing so, you will provide the basis for carrying out Pareto
analyses for the defect types and defect causes (in terms of
frequency and importance).
You can also mark the defects that are systematic, in order to
keep them separate for evaluation purposes.
Define the confirmation profiles after you have defined the
categories . It may be advisable to define a separate
confirmation profile for each report category.
1. Determine which report categories
are required in your company and what information should be
contained in the defect records that will be created on the basis
of these report categories.
(The fields in the confirmation profile must be compatible with the
profile and the selection made for the notification
type in the basic data.)
2. Define the corresponding
In the report
category , you link the confirmation profile to the