Since the inspection plan is integrated in the routing, you
should coordinate the implementation activities for the inspection
plans with those of the routings. If you intend to implement both
the SAP-QM and SAP-PP modules, coordinate the corresponding
1. Plan the conversion of old
inspection plans to SAP-QM inspection plans.
a) Compare the inspection plan
structures typically used in your company with those contained in
the SAP-QM application.
b) Determine whether an automatic
conversion of existing data to SAP master data is technically
possible and feasible.
c) Plan and test the
2. Plan the implementation
a) Identify the critical paths in the
structure of the basic data.
For example, consider the path Inspection method -> Master
inspection characteristic -> Reference operation set ->
Inspection plan; this data must also be maintained in this
b) Organize the inspection planning
functionality into manageable subsections. For example, you can
logically organize the information according to the following
criteria, depending on the existing structures in your
c) Estimate the time and effort,
compare the available capacities, identify the critical paths and
set the priorities for implementing the inspection plans in the
individual application areas.
d) If necessary, define modular
stages for expanding the inspection plans. For example, you can
initially work with basic inspection plans that you can use
globally. You can improve and customize the contents of these plans
later, as necessary.
e) Define and carry out the steps
that will ensure the availability of a complete set of inspection
The special task list type "Q" (inspection plan) is reserved
exclusively for the "Q" (quality inspection) application.
The inspection plan conforms to the structure of the routing to a
great extent. In contrast to the routing, the inspection plan:
can only have a standard sequence of operations (no alternative
recognizes not only an assignment to a material, but also an
assignment to a
material and vendor
material and customer
Other task list types can also contain the structure level of
inspection characteristics, if quality inspections will be
integrated in the production process. For this reason, the
implementation activities for inspection plans and other task list
types (routings, rate routings, master recipes) are almost
identical. For all task list types except the inspection plan, you
can record results for an operation several times by defining