The activities associated with verifying that the product or service delivered was according to the terms and conditions governing the purchase. This may include taking samples, sending samples to a laboratory, placing product in logical or physical quarantine (inventory blocks/holds), receiving test results and removing inventory blocks/holds.
Inspection may occur on all products on a delivery or on a sample.
- Standard inspection for damage
- In a chemical plant: Chemical analysis of the content
- In Retail: Counting and comparing to BOL or pack list
The moment of inspection varies by use case, product, industry: Before unloading, after unloading, at time of Make consumption, upon completion of Make, etc. Typically most basic checks -such as: counting boxes and damage inspections- occur as part of the S103 process.
Note: Common inputs and outputs are listed in alphabetical order. Other inputs and outputs may be required to support varying use cases.