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Quality inspection

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 process control.

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 measurements.

Also see quality, quality assurance, and QFD - Quality Function Deployment for additional information.

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