Introducing Quality Management in Discrete Manufacturing (1E1)

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Introduce quality management in discrete manufacturing (1E1)

Introduction to Quality Management in Discrete Manufacturing (1E1)

How to Access SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition Solution Process Flows and Test Scripts

  1. Navigate to SAP Signavio Process Navigator.
  2. Scroll down to the recently added solution scenarios and choose the SAP Best Practices for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition entry.
  3. In the left area, choose the tab Solution process and select the business area entry Manufacturing.
  4. In list on the right, search for the solution process of interest.
  5. Select the solution process to view the details and the process flow and scroll down to the Accelerator section to access the test script.
You can ignore the SAP Cloud ALM version of test scripts at this point.


This scope item manages quality inspection in discrete manufacturing processes. Quality inspection activities are relevant during the production process or at goods receipt from production. At goods receipt, the material is posted to quality inspection stock and an inspection lot is created based on an inspection plan. The quality technician records the inspection results and the quality engineer makes a usage decision (acceptance or rejection of the material) and posts the material to unrestricted or blocked stock or to scrap. During the production process, a quality operation within the production order triggers the quality inspection. The quality technician records the inspection results for inspection points. Based on the inspection point valuation, the quality operation is confirmed with the respective yield and scrap amounts and the inspection lot is closed by making a usage decision. In case of rejected characteristics, a defect is automatically recorded.

Key Process Steps

Quality inspection for goods receipt from production:

  • Produce material
  • Display inspection plan
  • Post goods receipt for production order
  • Display material stock before inspection
  • Display inspection lot
  • Record inspection results
  • Make usage decision
  • Review and analyze defects
  • Review material stock after inspection

Quality inspection within the production process:

  • Start production of material using a production order
  • Display routing including quality operation
  • Display inspection lot
  • Analyze and activate control chart
  • Record inspection results
  • Review and analyze defects
  • Make usage decision
  • Confirm the quality operation of the production order
  • Make usage decision

Quality inspection within the production process - make-to-stock production of a batch managed material:

  • Create and release production order
  • Perform goods issue of batch-managed components via pick-list
  • Confirm production operations
  • Execute quality inspection with inspection points
  • Confirm production operations
  • Post goods receipt for order
  • Make usage decision
  • Review batch data


  • Integrate quality inspection activities in production processes
  • Use inspection plans or inspection points for quality inspections
  • Use the statistical process control tool control chart for valuation of inspection characteristics
  • Detect non-conformance during production to avoid cost-intensive reprocessing or unnecessary waste

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