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Cost of Quality: Appraisal Costs

Actions and activities that detect defects through inspection, tests and audits.

Cost of Quality inputs in the Appraisal category capture activities such as inspections, tests and audits conducted to ensure consistent quality and conformance to established procedures.

Cost of Quality: Appraisal Costs

Appraisal Cost of Quality inputs can be summarized into four broad categories:

  • Testing and Inspection
  • Calibration activities
  • Quality Audits
  • Reliability (and life-cycle) analyses

Appraisal includes tasks such as:

  • Inspection and testing of incoming materials
  • In-process inspection and testing
  • First piece inspection after set-ups
  • GR&R studies
  • Quality Audits
  • SPC (control charts)
  • Reliability tests