Quality Management: Goods Receipt Inspection versus Source Inspection
Source inspections are performed upon request and with the participation of the customer generally at the supplier's location. A source inspection can be executed by the receiver of the goods, the supplier in the presence of the receiver or by a third party. Goods receipt inspections are performed after receiving the goods at the customer's location. Until the inspection process completes the goods are under inspection stock. Once the inspection process completes and is approved, the goods are moved to unrestricted stock.