Chapter 19

Inward Inspection


Despite the advancements made in the quality management as discussed in this book, the basic century-old function of inspecting the materials received from an outside supplier is still in vogue in industry the world over. This function still exerts considerable influence in the survival of supplier units. This chapter discusses the various concepts and practices adapted in inspecting material received from outside.


Sampling; Inspection standards; Dimensional measurements; Go; No-go checking; Functional checking; Visual inspection; 100% Inspection; On-spot inspection; Random inspection; Inward inspection; In process inspection; Trial-run inspection; First piece inspection; Patrol inspection; ...

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