Changing Post to QI in 04 Inspection Lot
Searched the forum, and I am not finding an answer to this question.
I have a material setup for a preferred 04 inspection which does not post stock to QI. This is so the stock can be consumed in a subsequent process order (who's material does post to QI). Here is the question:
Suppose the process order has GRs for 10,000 of 30,000 units. At this point, we discover an issue with the order. Since the 10,000 did not post to QI, we move them to QI; no issue (which triggers a stock-relevant 08 inspection). We cannot address the issue during the run, so we may perform several additional GRs over the next few days. Ideally, we would like to change the stock posting behavior while the process order is open, so we can be assured all subsequent GRs for the process order (for the remaining 20,000 units) post to QI stock.
It is not possible to check the post to insp. stock flag in the inspection lot; is there any other way to do this? The value would be knowing all stock will go to QI as opposed to having to make sure we transfer subsequent postings to QI before they are GI'ed to another process order.
Any thoughts? Thanks!
Anand Rao replied
Generally you do not set the post to inspection stock indicator for the materials where you are quite sure that there will be No or very less rejection events. And in case of such rarest of the rare events you have the process to bring it back to QI using 08 inspection origin. I think this process is ok! But if every lot thereafter is going to be the same case then you need to re-look the mechanism and set it permanently to QI so that every lot will fall QI. This would be a functional call.
If you have to work with the given constraints then why can't you think of Dynamic Modification Rule for this? You can set maximum number of lots in SKIP mode. Maintain the delay time in customization appropriately with less duration. As a result of this, when you do the GR the stock will be posted to QI but the lot status will be SKIP. A background job QA16 will run at some specific frequency which will post the stock to unrestricted. You can set this duration as 8 hours or whatever you want. So that if you notice any non conformity you can inspect the lot and post it manually to Block stock and give UD as reject. Depending on the rule you set in DMR, if the UD is rejected the quality level will be updated and the next lot will fall in QI with REL mode. If this new lot is ok the next lot will fall with SKIP mode.
Another option that is coming to my mind is to stop the inspection lot generation based on storage location. In normal case you use storage location A for production declaration. With exit QPL10001 you suppress the lot generation for A as you anyhow are posting the stock to unrestricted. In case of any rejections and when you want for the next GR the lot should be generated then you use the storage location B. So when the GR is done in B the lot will be generated the stock will be posted to QI
The 2nd option has manual control over choosing the storage location at the time of GR. But if you do not want the lot generation for all events then this might not work.