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It may help if you indicate what type of inspection (incoming, in-process, final, internal audits, etc.) and which industry (electronics, software, aerospace, mil, medical, agri, pharma, etc.), and product type (mechanical, plastics, etc.). Will inspection be performed by operations or a quality assurance department?
Thank you so much for your help.
I thought this will be only about incoming inspection, but after presenting the draft my manager said there is more to it, so I want learn more.
We are printing company (business cards, postcards). The inspection would be conducted by Quality representative or trained employee with Quality supervision.
Guidance I received:
The intention of this document is to control and inform employees on how we inspect and the details that go along with inspection. The SOP should include:
A reference to the Z1.4 sampling plan
The explanation of Critical, Major, Minor
Process for incoming and final inspections
OK to reference suppliers process
Reference QC Hold and it's procedure
So far I prepared documentation part for incoming inspection, but I am not sure how to understand final inspection. Also, I am thinking to write about situations where defective material is detected during production and remaining lot# from inventory need to be checked.
Looks like you have a good start on your SOP. You may also need Inspection Instructions too (can be combined into one document with SOPs).
Some additional items to consider in your system:
What level of lighting?
Is magnification required?
Training requirement for inspectors
Provide examples of common failures.
Samples should also include first and last item of the batch.
Include cleanness. Thinking I saw some cleanness inspection by TAPPI.
Keep copies or photos of inspected items (in Medical Device, they often print two copies of each label, one for records).
Thinking you will need a nonconformance system. May be able to adapt something like 8D.
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