Quality Inspection in MM - QM Questionnaire

Standard questions for Quality Inspection in MM to asked customers during the information gathering.
 
3.5 QM in MM - Quality Inspection in MM - Inspection Lot Creation 
3.5.1 How should inspection lots for goods receipts be created? 
With or without reference to purchase order; automatic / manual dynamic modification, skip lot" 
3.5.2 Should the goods receipt be posted to inspection stock? 
3.5.3 In which circumstances should only one inspection lot be created? 
(Summary of material document items). 
3.5.4 Do you work with inspection plans? Describe their structure and contents? 
(Transfer of legacy data) 
3.5.5 Describe the inspection instructions and specification, as well as all other documents relevant to the 
quality inspection. (Flag for print control in Customizing for the inspection type). 
3.5.6 Will you perform source inspections for your procured material? Please describe the procedure. 
3.5.7 If yes, what event will trigger a source inspection? 
3.5.8 How will inspections be scheduled? 
3.5.9 Should this material be re-inspected during the next goods receipt after a successful source inspection? 
3.5.10 What effects will a source inspection have on the subsequent goods receipt for the inspected material? 
3.5.11 Will you process recurring inspections for materials? (Note: This is only possible for batch-managed materials). Provide examples. 
 
3.6 QM in MM - Quality Inspection in MM - Sample Calculation and Sample Management 
3.6.1 Are release or approval procedures set for the sample-drawing? 
3.6.2 Should digital signature be used during sample-drawing? 
3.6.3 Do you want to create sample labels? If so, describe the layout, size and content as well as the location/printer at/on which they are to be created. 
3.6.4 "Should physical samples be stored and checked for a specified period of time? 
Storage locations and duration." 
3.6.5 "Will you define procedures for physical-sample drawing based on different inspection procedures? 
Inspection planning" 
3.6.6 In addition to planned physical samples, will you manually create physical samples for an inspection lot? 
3.6.7 What is to trigger the manual creation of physical samples? 
3.6.8 "Describe the inspection instructions and specification, as well as all other documents relevant to the quality inspection. 
(Flag for print control in Customizing for the inspection type). 
3.6.9 Describe the type of intervals, at which you want to inspect (time-based, quantity-based or freely defined?). 
(Inspection point reference in results recording (routing header and operation detail level). 
3.6.10 Is the sample-drawing instruction and/or inspection instruction to be printed? Describe the content and the layout (bar-coding). 
(Definition of SAPscript forms / layouts). 
3.6.11 Will you plan a sufficient number of physical samples for several inspections/inspection characteristics? 
Note the partial lot assignment in the sample-drawing procedure and in the details for the inspection characteristics in the task list." 
 
3.7 QM in MM - Quality Inspection in MM - Results recording 
3.7.1 "Will you perform defects recording in addition to or as an alternative to results recording by inspection characteristics? 
See also the following process ""Defects recording""." 
3.7.2 Do you want to use calculated characteristics? 
3.7.3 Should unplanned, conditional or calculated characteristics be used? 
3.7.4 How are inspection results to be valuated (for example, by comparing values to tolerance ranges, number of nonconforming units, manually or automatically, with valuation rules or user settings?). 
3.7.5 Does the recording of specific results automatically create a defect and quality notification? Is a workflow be triggered? Provide an example. 
3.7.6 "Describe the different authorization levels for inspectors. (Definition of activity groups). 
3.7.7 Will you use digital signatures to authenticate the user's identity during results recording? (Industries)
Note: The requirement applies primarily to the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors." 
3.7.8 Should inspection results be printed? If so, at what stage and on which printer? 
3.7.9 Give examples of typical inspection instructions that you use in your company 
3.7.10 Should a quality notification be created and sent to the appropriate party based on an inspection? If so, which party? 
3.7.11 Is there to be only one quality notification or are more quality notifications allowed? 
3.7.12 Do you want user-specific worklists with automatic, dynamic display? 
For example: Have the system make the date settings (current date plus x days, minus y days and so on). This also applies to other selection fields." 
3.7.13 Will you use control charts to evaluate inspection results? 
Level, material, lot, characteristic, work center etc." 
3.7.14 Will you record the costs for the quality inspection? If yes, will it be recorded by an annual order for each material or by separate orders for each material? 
3.7.15 Will you create internal QM orders to record inspection costs for all materials/inspection lots for a given period (general QM order)? 
3.7.16 Will you record and evaluate inspection costs for individual inspection lots (individual QM orders)?
3.7.17 Will you use standard cost records for each type of inspection activity? Which activity types or rates are used? 
3.7.18 Will you define and confirm the actual inspection time for each inspection operation? 
3.7.19 What type of inspection activities (for example, machine, labor) are to be recorded in your inspection process? 
Activity types for appraisal costs." 
3.7.20 Describe how and when you want to settle quality costs (assign the calculated costs from the QM order to another cost center). 
3.7.21 How frequently will you perform settlement? 
3.7.22 Do you want to trigger the workflow if the control limits are exceeded (creation of a defect record)?
(Creation of a quality notification from the valuation of the results). 
3.7.23 Do you want a simple recording of defects (that is an inspection without inspection plan)? 
Defects recording for the inspection lot." 
3.7.24 Will you record results for inspection points during the production process? 
3.7.25 Which type of interval (time-related, quantity-related, or freely defined) will you use to perform inspections? 
3.7.26 Should results for electrical test equipment be automatically copied? 
QM-IDI" 
3.7.27 Should inspection results be evaluated within the SAP System or using another system (for example, 
a special statistics program)? 
3.7.28 Should times for inspection operations be confirmed? (Reference to QM order master data) 
3.7.29 Should inspection results be recorded at operation level for the worklist for partial lots or physical samples, or for inspection points? 
 
3.8 QM in MM - Quality Inspection in MM - Defects Recording 
3.8.1 "Will you perform defects recording in addition to or as an alternative to results recording by inspection characteristics? 
See also the following process ""Defects recording""." 
3.8.2 Will you use defect codes and code groups to catalog and determine defects? Describe the current structure of the defect codes. 
3.8.3 "Describe how you classify defects (for example, major defect or minor defect). 
Defect class" 
3.8.4 "Do you want to trigger a follow-up activity (Workflow) for specific defect classes, to document the processing of defects? 
Activation of a quality notification (table TQ17)." 
3.8.5 Are the defects relevant for the calculation of the quality score? 
 
3.9 QM in MM - Quality Inspection in MM - Usage Decision 
3.9.1 "Who should make usage decisions for the inspection? 
(Reference to authorizations). 
3.9.2 Should automatic usage decisions be made during a goods receipt? 
Environment settings at plant level in Customizing, indicator in material master" 
3.9.3 Please provide a list of your usage decision codes. 
Example: A - Accepted A1 - Accepted as a lower grade material R - Reject scrap R1 - Rework the 
rejected quantity" 
3.9.4 Describe the inventory posting types that are triggered by a usage decision. 
3.9.5 Will you record all inspection results prior to posting a usage decision? Are there any exceptions (inspection termination)? 
3.9.6 Are there inspection characteristics, which should be inspected over a long period of time? 
(Short-term usage decision) 
3.9.7 Will you calculate quality scores based on the usage decision? Describe how quality scores are calculated. 
3.9.8 Will you be using automatic follow-up actions that are triggered by usage decisions? Describe these. 
(Inspection lot is rejected or subsequent delivery). 
For example: E-mail to the purchasing department if there is a complaint concerning an inspection lot, subsequent delivery, printing of shop papers etc." 
3.9.9 Will you use digital signatures to authenticate a user's identity in the usage decision process? (Note: This requirement applies primarily to the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.) 
3.9.10 Is there an automatic proposal for batch valuation? 
3.9.11 Will your batches be classified? (Transfer of characteristic values to the batch). 

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