Yesterday, my regular receiving inspector was out sick. I filled in for him. Using One Piece Flow, each parts inspection literally takes 30 minutes. That's to get the part number, find and pull the print, print it out, get the required measuring tools, measure one part, inspect to the AQL, sign the paperwork, enter the results in the computer and give the paperwork back to the receiving clerk. That's way too much time for something that is supposed to be right when it comes in the door.
Yet, when I talk to my receiving inspector and purchasing manager about requiring a Part Submission Warrant from suppliers on all dimensioned parts, they both tell me I'm wrong, unreasonable, impractical, can't be done, not fair to our suppliers and on and on.
Here is how I look at it: The supplier HAS to confirm the correct revision level and measurements ANYWAY. Don't they? I mean, they literally HAVE to do this. Why, oh why, can't they document they are doing this and send the documentation with the part? That way, I'll know what drawing the part was made to, have the drawing in my hands, see where they checked it with their results and be able to review their results.
- Is this unreasonable?
- Is this enough evidence of conformance to requirements to skip some of our incoming inspection steps?
- Does anyone else require this sort of PSW from their suppliers?
- Am I crazy, Crazy Like a Fox or just FREAKING CRAZY?