Quality control process in the manufacturing industry

Purpose:

The purpose of quality control is to ensure product quality from raw material to the final product.

Scope:

Inspection of incoming material (Bought out Parts, Raw material and material being received after job work), in-process material and finished material.

Responsibility:

Head QA is responsible for Inspection activities at all the stages

inspection stages in quality control

Incoming Material Inspection (Raw Material, Bought Out Parts, Job work) :

  • Receive goods inward receipt (GIR) from the store
  • Select sample, inspect material and prepare inspection report
  • If part OK, Clear GIR and send to store
  • In the case of NG, Forward the inspection report to Head QC
  • Review inspection report and mark decision
  • Reject / Accept under deviation /Hold /Rework/Segregation
  • Raise QPCR to supplier and ensure required action(s) to be taken by the supplier: Sort the material at our works. Rectify the material at our works. Collect rejection back
  • If rejected or accept under deviation. Mark decision on GIR. If hold Mark decision on GIR Rework/Segregate.
  • Get the material reworked/segregated by the supplier or in the plant.
  • Inspect the reoffered material after rework/segregation.
  • Follow up with a supplier in case of QPCR sent
  • After receipt of QPCR monitor the effectiveness of countermeasures.

In-Process Inspection:

  • Submit initial samples from production
  • Inspect samples on the Patrol inspection report (PIR)
  • If sample NG then put the NG setting parts in the red bin.
  • Reset the machine/tool
  • Resubmit sample for inspection
  • If the sample is OK after inspection then
  • Verbally inform the operator / Shop in charge to start production.

Final Inspection:

  • Receive information (after packaging)
  • Inspection of items to be dispatched. If OK then
  • Approval for dispatch (to Head Manufacturing)
  • Forward the Final inspection report to Head QC
  • Review FIR. / Re-offer for Inspection / Rejection / Concessional approval
  • If reject or concessional approval. / Identify material / Convey status
  • If rework & re-offer for inspection. Identify material. Convey status to Manufacturing Head.

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