Testing pre-production samples or preparing a “golden” sample is an extremely important step of preparing the factory to start mass production. The purpose and the result of such testing is a formation of a check-list for further inspections.
TQC Company highlights two approaches to testing:
An effective check-list consists of step by step instructions for checking all the requirements for the product and the supplier, and includes sections such as:
Testing pre-production samples and development of check-lists are often a nucleus of any effective quality control program. Check-lists are important because of two reasons. Firstly, check-lists are necessary to agree on all product requirements and standards with the supplier. Secondly, they are necessary for organizing a clear and regulated inspection – they are a step by step instruction for the inspector.