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About the first inspection before mass production ,and the end inspection after mass production

Hi ,experts :

       There is a scenario about my customer : before mass production they need to do first inspection avoid a lot of defect for the finish goods ; and he also need  doing the end inspection to check whether the mold can be used for next batch or need to do some repair .

     I want to add two operations in the routing ,but it seems unreasonable .

     Can anyone give me some advice  for it ? thanks advance .

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    Apr 07, 2015 at 02:19 PM

    The question is if the mold is tracked and inventoried as equipment in SAP.

    If not, you can simply use an 04 inspection lot that is created when you do the first GR for the first item.  When the GR is done, the lot is created.

    In the inspection plan, I'd setup two operations.  The first would be a description of "Product Check".  under this operation, place any characteristics related to inspecting the product.

    In the second operation, I'd use a description of "Post Production Mold Inspection".  In here you can add any characteristics related to the mold inspection.  You might set these up as long-term inspections so you can UD the actual stock.

    You can use workcenters if the product inspectors are different from the mold inspectors.  This can be used to limit who can record against which operations.

    Now...If you actually inventory the mold as equipment, then you should create a PM work order to perform the inspection of the mold as Arigit suggested above.  If you assigned the mold as a PRT to the products inspection lot, you could than maybe create a follow-up action to the UD to automatically create the PM work order for the PRT assigned to the lot.  You'd also place the PRT out-of-service using that follow-up action.  Once the inspection lot for the mold is processed, the UD would put the mold back in service.


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  • Apr 02, 2015 at 05:06 AM

    Hi Avril Liu,

    I hope Google translator has pronounced your name correctly.. right? 😊

    Well, please can you answer my below queries -

    a) Are you working for metal manufacturing industry or cast house?

    b) What exactly mean by First inspection here. Do you mean the mold you use for production process is checked before the production activity.

    c) Aren't you testing the material in-process to understand the quality of produced material?

    d) How is your 'end inspection' done? Is that linked to the finished materials or only the Mold or both?

    e) How is the material quality ensured? Is there any mechanism linked to it?

    f) Are you using SAP QM + PM module in your business or you are only using SAP QM module?



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    • Former Member Arijit Banerjee

      Hi Arijit :

           Thanks very much .

            Users simply want to automatically generate inspection lot, so I think there should be other options to meet the user. If there is a better solution, and user adoption, and I will come here to inform.


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    Apr 02, 2015 at 11:26 AM

    If you don't calculate cost of the inspection activity, I recommend that you add some insp. characteristic in existing operation.

    Otherwise you want to control next production operation, you have to add operations.


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    • Former Member

      Hi kim :

           Thanks .

            Add operation is not feasible .Because until the the first goods 's result is OK , then the workshop can do the rest production .


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    Apr 14, 2015 at 01:51 PM

    HI Craig :

        Thanks .

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