An inspection point is an identifiable record of inspection results that is assigned to a work or inspection operation. Several inspection points can be assigned to an inspection operation.
With inspection points, you can have several inspections and can record multiple sets of characteristic results for an operation.
Inspection Points for Inspections During Production
If you inspect during production using routings, rate routings or master recipes and you want to record inspection results in specific intervals, choose the inspection point type Free inspection points in production. You can define your own field combinations for this inspection type inCustomizing.
Inspection Points in Goods Receipt
If you carry out goods receipt inspections with inspection points, choose the inspection point type Free inspection points in production. You can create your own field combinations for this inspection type in Customizing.
Inspection Points in Plant Maintenance
If you carry out calibration inspections and want to record inspection results for equipment or functional locations, choose the inspection point type for Equipment or Functional location. You can create your own field combinations for these inspection types in Customizing. However, the field Equipment or Functional location must exist in the field combination.
Inspection Points in Sample Management
If you use the sample management functions in a goods receipt inspection, or inspection during production with planned physical samples, each sample number is uniquely identified by an inspection point. Choose the inspection point type Physical sample. You can create your own field combinations for this inspection type in Customizing. However, the field Sample must exist in the field combination.
Inspection Point Data in Planning Objects
You enter the inspection point field combination for inspection point processing at header level. You can enter the following additional data: Sample-drawing procedure for the inspection point type for a Physical sample, partial lot assignment in the routing
At operation level, you enter how the inspection point is to be valuated, when you record results. Either you make the valuation manually, or the system makes it automatically. In addition, you enter a reference for the inspection point, (quantity reference, time reference, freely defined reference)
In each sampling procedure that you reference at characteristic level in an inspection plan, you must have also set the indicator for inspection point processing.
Inspection Point Data in Customizing
To identify inspection points, you can define a combination of fields inCustomizing. In such a field combination, user-defined fields as well as fixed fields based on the inspection point type are defined with individual key words and an individual sequence. You can, for example, use key words such as "Container", "Barrel" or "Pallet" for the inspection point Free inspection points and for example "model" for the inspection point type Physical sample. If this task list is used in an inspection, the chosen field combination appears on the initial screen for results recording.
Data in the Routing/Inspection Plan Header
In the task list header (of application components PP and PI), you can set detail levels for assigning the produced quantities.
You then have the following options for defining the partial lot assignment: