======Originally posted by Iggy
Audio is right, the government quality inspector will perform an inspection on a certain number of parts and that quantity is based on the total quantity presented for inspection. Of those he inspects only a certain number can contain defects. If that quantity is exceeded the entire lot is rejected and sent back for 100% inspection by the vendor. Any bad parts are to be replaced, remade, repaired or reworked at the vendors cost. Before any repair/rework can be performed a written procedure describing how the rework will be performed must be written and approved by the government. If the vendor continually produces nonconforming materials the contract can be pulled and awarded to another vendor.
Taht inspection of piece parts by individual part or lots used to be called AQL..(Acceptable Quality Level) where they use an established table and inspection criteria for accept/reject levels////
More importantly ...Are the suppliers/manufacturers ISO 9001 (International Standards Organization) certified..
Ask BajaDaze about that one.....It's so much fun to go throught the certification...
I used to do the certifications....Before I retired that is....