This is the text of an article published by Peter Griffin
Once products have been inspected, there should be a method for easily identifying them as acceptable or unacceptable. This can be achieved in many ways, including:-
The method(s) used must be decided by the company, and may vary for different types of product, however the objective remains to easily identify the status of any product in the company. If this is not possible, the only recourse is to inspect it again, to confirm its status;.. this is a wasted expense.
Peter Griffin is managing consultant of P Griffin & Associates (PGA); one of the leading quality management consultancies operating in Europe and the USA.
P Griffin & Associates have assisted 260 companies (ranging from 3 employees to multi-national corporations) to achieve improvements in quality and ISO9000 Registration.
While the majority of companies fail to achieve ISO9000 certification at the first attempt, 98% of PGA's quality assurance clients have achieved first-time success.
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Last Updated November 19, 1995