The act of monitoring or observing, (usually
involving sampling and related sampling
plans), a process, procedure, or
service to insure compliance with the operational
definition and to insure that all customer
requirements or internal prerequisites are meet.
Activities may include the collecting data
using stratified sampling from the
item being inspected. Usually execute by the QA,
(quality assurance), departments, but not always.
Typically employs the use of a control
charts using collected data to evaluate the process using statistical
May also require gauge
R&R to guarantee that results are consistent
and reliable between the measurement
device and the person doing the inspection.
Quality Inspections can use discrete/attribute
data or variable data in the
Also see quality,
quality assurance, and QFD
- Quality Function Deployment for additional