Monitoring and measurement of product in AS9100 standard
The organization shall monitor and measure the characteristics of the product to verify that product requirements have been met.
This shall be carried out at appropriate stages of the product realization process in accordance with the planned arrangements (see 7.1).
When key characteristics have been identified, they shall be monitored and controlled.
When the organization uses sampling inspection as a means of product acceptance, the plan shall be statistically valid and appropriate for use. The plan shall preclude the acceptance of lots whose samples have known nonconformities.
When required, the plan shall be submitted for customer approval.
Product shall not be used until it has been inspected or otherwise verified as conforming to specified requirements, except when product is released under positive-recall procedures pending completion of all required measurement and monitoring activities.
Evidence of conformity with the acceptance criteria shall be maintained.
Records shall indicate the person(s) authorizing release of product (see 4.2.4).
Product release and service delivery shall not proceed until the planned arrangements (see 7.1) have been satisfactorily completed, unless otherwise approved by a relevant authority and, where applicable, by the customer.
220.127.116.11 Inspection Documentation
Measurement requirements for product or service acceptance shall be documented. This documentation may be part of the production documentation, but shall include
a) criteria for acceptance and/or rejection,
b) where in the sequence measurement and testing operations are performed,
c) a record of the measurement results, and
d) d) type of measurement instruments required and any specific instructions associated with their use.
Test records shall show actual test results data when required by specification or acceptance test plan.
Where required to demonstrate product qualification the organization shall ensure that records provide evidence that the product meets the defined requirements.
18.104.22.168 First Article Inspection
The organization’s system shall provide a process for the inspection, verification, and documentation of a representative item from the first production run of a new part, or following any subsequent change that invalidates the previous first article inspection result.
NOTE: See (AS) (EN) (SJAC) 9102 for guidance.