A-Z Popular Blog Quality Search »
Quality
 Advertisements
Related Guides

What is First Article Inspection?

 , updated on November 15, 2016
First article inspection is the detailed measurement and analysis of the initial results of a production process to make sure that results match specifications. For example, the first vehicle produced by a new production line may be tested extensively to make sure its properties match requirements.
Despite the name, first article inspection isn't necessarily conducted on the very first item produced by a production process. In many cases, the first item has obvious problems that are corrected before a detailed analysis is performed. Generally speaking, first article inspection continues until the production process produces items that pass. After first article inspection, every article may be tested according to a less rigorous process or random samples may be tested as opposed to every article.
Overview: First Article Inspection
TypeQuality Assurance
DefinitionConfirming that the initial results of a production process match requirements and specifications.
Related ConceptsQuality Assurance
Quality
Specifications
Requirements

Quality

This is the complete list of articles we have written about quality.
Benchmarking
Branding
Conformance Quality
Cost Of Poor Quality
Credence Quality
Critical To Customer
Critical To Quality
Customer Satisfaction
Data Quality
Defect Density
Defect Rate
Defensive Design
Design Quality
Document Quality
Durability
Ease Of Use
Experience Quality
Figure Of Merit
Fit For Purpose
Imperfection
Information Quality
Non-Functional Testing
Operational Testing
Perceived Value
Planned Obsolescence
Pokayoke
Product Quality
Quality
Quality Assurance
Quality Control
Quality Culture
Quality Examples
Quality Improvement
Quality Management
Quality Metrics
Quality Objectives
Quality Of Life
Quality Policy
Quality Requirements
Quality Testing
Recovery Paradox
Regression Testing
Reliability
Reliability Engineering
Resilience
Reusability
Service Quality
Types of Quality
Usability
Work Quality
If you enjoyed this page, please consider bookmarking Simplicable.
 

Types of Quality

A list of quality types.

Quality vs Value

The subtle difference between quality and value.

Quality Metrics

The common types of quality metrics.

Service Quality

The primary types of service quality.

Experience Quality

The common types of experience quality.

Critical To Customer

A definition of critical to customer with examples.

Design Life

The common types of design life.

Planned Obsolescence

The common types of planned obsolescence.

Quality Objectives

The definition of quality objectives with examples.

Credence Quality

A definition of credence quality.

Management

A guide to management techniques.

Strategic Planning

A list of techniques for developing and implementing a strategy.

Productivity

The basics of productivity.

Project Management

A guide to project management.

Management Strategy

Strategies that managers use to achieve goals.

Internal Benchmarking

The common types of internal benchmarking.

Internal Customer

A definition of internal customer with examples.

Business Optimization

A definition of business optimization with examples.

Team Objectives

The common types of team objective.

Internal Stakeholders

A definition of internal stakeholder with examples.

Management Planning

The common types of management planning.

Management Examples

A definition of management with examples.
The most popular articles on Simplicable in the past day.

New Articles

Recent posts or updates on Simplicable.
Site Map