A Sampling Plan is a plan or procedure that gives you the number of samples you will need to check out of that batch (or lot size, or range) of Parts that you received from your Customer. In other words, the minimum number of samples that should be tested for whatever you’re testing (e.g. hardness, coating thickness, etc.), in order to have a valid sampling of the processing you’ve done.

Bluestreak I Advanced Control/Sampling Plans™ effectively allows you to have a Work Order (or Job Traveler) with Part-specific Control Plans attached to it. Additionally, you now have the added functionality of attaching Sampling Plans to Control Plan Characteristics.  

How closely do you need to control quality characteristics? At the Work Order or at the Individual Operation?

Bluestreak™ allows you to set up Sampling Plans with:

  • A fixed number of samples;
  • A percentage of Parts to determine samples;
  • An AQL (Acceptance Quality Limit) defined with the required samples for inspections.

Bluestreak Sampling Plans™ helps you set up what is applicable to your requirements, and helps you control:

  • How many samples should be picked and inspected, among a batch of product or parts?
  • Where is the limit between acceptability and refusal, when it comes to defective products?

You can store all of your Sampling Plans within Bluestreak™ which can be attached to a Control Plan Characteristic. By setting the Sample Plan to the Control Plan Characteristic, Bluestreak™ shows the production floor Operator how many samples are needed for a given lot size, or batch, or the Part quality you have set up on a particular Work Order. And, you can use your own naming convention that “fits” your processing environment.