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If quality inspection accompany production, the routing can take over the role of an inspection plan.

You determine the basic data for the inspection in the QM data of the header (that is, in the data for quality management).


You have installed the application component Quality management (QM) .

The following data exist there:

  • The inspection data of the material to be produced.

  • If you want to dynamically adjust the inspection scope,

    • the dynamic modification criteria of the routing origin (see Customizing for quality management)

    • the dynamic modification rule


Use of Inspection Points

You plan inspections that accompany production in the operation that is affected. If an inspection is to be repeated at a certain interval during the operation, you can use inspection points to add more detail.

Inspection points for inspections during production are freely defined reference objects for entering inspection results below operation level. You group results from a certain interval in an operation together. The interval can be defined as referring to time (for instance 2 hours), a quantity (for instance 5 containers) or any chosen event.

In the QM data in the header you decide:

  • Whether you use inspection points

  • which field combination you use for identifying the inspection points (for instance Lock Container and Shift )

  • whether you want to group the inspection points for partial lots and batches together.

See also:

SAP Library   Quality Management (QM), Control in Logistics   QM in Production  

Dynamic Modification of the Inspection Scope

You can dynamically modify the inspection scope to the expected quality level:

You use a dynamic modification rule to lay down the conditions under which inspections are tightened or reduced. On the basis of the rule the system evaluates the results of the last inspections. From the so determined inspection severity it lays down the inspection scope for the individual characteristics using a sampling procedure or further dynamic modification criteria.

In the QM data in the header you decide:

  • Whether the inspection scope is dynamically modified

  • Whether this is done at inspection lot level or at inspection characteristic level, that is with different dynamic modification rules for individual characteristics.

  • Which dynamic modification rule is used

  • If you work at characteristic level this value only serves as a default for the characteristic dynamic modification rule.

  • If you work at inspection lot level, which dynamic modification criteria are used for sample determination, for example, vendor or manufacturer.

You always assign the sampling procedure to the characteristic

See also:

SAP Library Quality Management (QM) , Quality Control (QM-QC-AQC), Dynamic Modification of the Inspection Scope

External Numbering in Results Recording

For results recording you determine in the header,

  • Whether an inspector can issue an external number or not

  • Whether an external number has to be unique.