The activities associated with testing the output of a production process. This includes identifying the testing process, taking a sample of the material, transporting the sample or the material to the testing/inspection location, testing or inspecting the material, returning the material and publishing the test results. Product inspection may occur in-process, between stages or post production completion.
- In-line sampling and testing of liquids or gases
- Inspection of work completed at the previous station on an assembly line
- Sample testing in staging area
- End of production line final inspections/QC