Can any one guide how to do Source Inspection in QM. What are the settings
required to be done and can the lot for source inspection be trigerred manually
The Q-Info Record is used to trigger a source inspection lot for a
material/vendor and plant. Under the tab key Inspection Control in Q-Info
Record, you would find vendor source Inspection and under that select the
inspection type desired for source inspection (say 01,0101) and give the lead
time required to perform the inspection in days (say 10 days). If you do not
want to trigger an inspection lot @ GR for a source Inspection lot then check
the box (Source Insp. No Gr).
Ensure that the inspection type selected @ source inspection is activated in
the Material Master Record for the chosen material in the Quality Management
To trigger the lot manually you need to have some open purchase orders for
the material/plant/vendor. Go to transaction QI07 and give the material
code,vendor,plant and opening period. When you execute the transaction you would
find open purchase orders for the given input data. Select the Purchase Order
you wish to perform S.I and choose Create Inspection Lot.
This would trigger the lot and then it is QE01 & QA11.
Two more questions ..
1. Purchase order for this material (which has to undergo source
inspection) will show open order qty until GR is posted for this material.Inspection lot created thru QI07 is not stock
posting relevant i.e. you can not post the quantity to Unrestricted use stock.The procedure you have mentioned
allows you to record results but in the UD there is no Stock posting tab thru which you can post the material
to Unrestricted use stock. How will you take care regarding posting of this material to Unrestricted
stock. 2. Can we have inspection type 01(GR insp for PO) & 0101 (Source Inspection)
activated at the same time in the Material master record for a material.Have you come across such a
scenario.What will be the implication if both the inspection types are activated.
1) Source Inspection(SI): Well, you need to understand the concept and use of
Source Inspection. The inspection lots created using this are not stock
relevant as the material is not inward thru GR at the point when these lots are
triggered. Hence the UD will not have a stock posting tab and if you want a
stock posting tab then it becomes normal inspection (01). Hope you understand
the difference, also after results record & UD if you decide not to have a
inspection lot triggered @ GR then you need to update it in the Q-Info record.
The settings for this scenario are already given below.
2) Inspection type (01,0101) can be activated @ the same time.In addition to
this you can have a preferred indicator set for the inspection type you want to
be selected when you perform goods receipt.
This check box is available in the inspection type set up in the Material
master. If you do not check the preferred inspection type then the variant 01
for lot origins 01 is given preference.
If you want an inspection type 0101 to be triggered @ SI then you need to
define this in the Q-Info record.