To identify the inspection points, the
inspection point data record can contain a date and time field. For
each of these fields, there are two text and number fields of
variable length that you can freely define. You use these fields
when recording inspection results, to assign the inspection points
to the units that have been inspected.
You can use this identification technique in several application
areas. The standard system, therefore, provides the following
inspection point types
Inspection points to identify partial lots in
You need this inspection point type, if you create
inspection lots for a
production order and want to carry out several
inspections for each operation during the production process.
Inspection points to identify samples
You need this inspection point type if you want to
samples and record inspection results for physical
The identifiers for the inspection points are defined in the
task list header and are valid for all operations. If you do not
define an inspection point identifier in the task list header, the
system uses a general identifier, that is stored in the
at plant level.
Inspection points form the basis for defining partial lots with
their own usage decisions. When used with control charts,
inspection points are suitable for statistical
If you define the use of
inspection points in the task list header, you must
specify whether the inspection points are to be based on time,
quantity, or to be freely defined at the operation level. For
inspection points based on time or quantity, you must also specify
an inspection interval in the operation. During the production
process, you create a data record that contains inspection results
for each inspection point.
For performance reasons, retain the settings in the standard
a) Whether your company carries out
several inspections for an operation during production and how the
inspection intervals are defined.
b) Whether you need special
identifiers to record inspection results for physical samples. If
the sample number meets your requirements, the standard entry
should be sufficient.
c) Whether you need special
identifiers to record inspection results for maintenance objects.
If the sample number meets your requirements, the standard entry
should be sufficient.
2. Define appropriate inspection
point identifiers by assigning a suitable definition and sequence
to the fields contained in the "Inspection Point Identifiers"
3. Specify default values for the
usage decisions relating to the inspection points. To do this,
refer to the steps contained in the subsection
Completion. This describes how to define the quantity
of usage decisions as well as the follow-up actions linked to the
decisions. You assign follow-up actions for inspection points in
production at partial lot level, and actions for other inspection
points at lot level.
4. In view of the summarization of
data at the characteristic level, determine whether the number of
inspection points should be limited. If necessary, enter the
maximum value accordingly.
5. Make sure appropriate
procedures are maintained for the inspections carried
out on the basis of inspection points. For additional information,
refer to the chapter Quality Planning, Basic Data.
6. Check the
at the plant level and define default values for the:
Sampling procedure used in conjunction with inspection
General inspection point identifier
Way the partial quantities are created
Usage decisions for inspection points or partial lots