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Recurring Inspection of Batch Stock based on Hours not days

The client has a requirement to move stock back to QI Stock status after a set number of hours, from the time of recording usage decision.

The standard process for QM Recurring Inspection has been implemented using Insp Type 09 and Inspection Interval (days) on the material master’s QM view. The stock movement (322) from Unrestricted to QI Stock and 09 inspection lot is being triggered by the QA07 Deadline Monitoring program when the batch’s next inspection date is achieved.

The issue is the re-inspection lot is triggered based only on whole days and from time of the Batch’s goods receipt (101 posting).

The client requires the re-inspection lot to trigger based only on hours and from time of the Batch’s quality release (321 posting).

Has anyone implemented a solution for this before OR suggest an optimal way of triggering IT09 recurring inspection based on age of stock in hours (not days)?

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    Posted on Oct 30, 2019 at 12:03 PM

    No. Nothing really standard. You'd have to do development.

    I think I might create some batch characteristics that after the UD is made you use a follow-up action on the UC code that updates the characteristics. I think I would use three characteristics

    Awaiting Reinspection

    Date for reinspection

    Time for reinspection.

    Set the awaiting Reinspection flag to Yes on the first UD. Calculate the date and time for the next reinspection. I'd probably hold the interval time in a material class 001 characteristic in the material master.

    Copy the QA07 program to a Z program and modify it to find batches with the Awaiting Reinspection flag set to yes. Then use that list to determine which ones have exceeded their reinspection time. You might not need the Date characteristic if you don't do 24 hr manufacturing. You'd probably need it though for batches crossing midnight.


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    • Thanks Craig. I was thinking a similar thing. Yes they have 24 hr manufacturing so it will need a date & timestamp.
      They have an additional requirement to stop the re-inspection trigger if the tank (Storage Location) is actively filling.
      I will also add this flag as a batch charcteristic, and have it updated by the SCADA system.
      I can then get the QA07 custom program to check both criterias before triggering the stock transfer.

      It should all come together quite nicely. Thanks again.

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