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5 Rules for the quality inspector -

Discussion in 'Coffee Break and Community Discussion Forum' started by hogheavenfarm, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. hogheavenfarm

    hogheavenfarm Well-Known Member

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    5 RULES OF QUALITY CONTROL

    Rule Number 1

    No matter how many items in a shipment you inspect, the one item you do not inspect will be defective….

    Rule Number 2
    The one item that is defective will be horrendously and visibly defective…(see rule number 1)

    Rule Number 3
    100% inspection misses 1% of defectives…

    (see rule number 1)

    (Corollary)
    This item will be found by the customer…


    Rule Number 4
    Always grab the sample in the hardest to reach place, this one has a 100% chance of being defective…

    Rule Number 5
    The more critical the dimension is, the greater the chance that it will be out of tolerance… by a lot…


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    Bev D Moderator Staff Member

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    Just had your Customer call you about an escaped defect?
     
  3. hogheavenfarm

    hogheavenfarm Well-Known Member

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    Not yet....maybe just a feeling....
     
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    Have you ever heard of an organization that doesn't have Quality Inspectors?

    If you had highly trained production operators and they follow the work instructions methodically; and the product meets requirements - do you really need inspectors?

    Just thinking outside the box and was wondering if anyone has come across this. Thanks.
     
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    hogheavenfarm Well-Known Member

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    Actually we did, they were called inspector-packers, and they were trained in SPC and inspection. They did very good jobs, but the customers required "quality inspectors" as separate from production, a situation I have run into a few times since as well.
     
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    Andy Nichols Moderator Staff Member

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    This common practice in all manner of organizations - outside of manufacturing. It's odd (IMHO) that we've grown up with this idea that inspection is so necessary, when other type of business appear to survive without a dedicated function to check everyone else's stuff...
     

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