Quality control is applied to achieve company’s vision to be a distinguished company. By maintaining a standard quality of packing bags often termed as PP Bags, the company can increase its brand in the market. Further, certain industries such as Cement industries are regulated by BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) norms. The company has to maintain at least the standard categorized for the selected industries and products.
Now we may come across in our audit career to do the audit of Quality Control of Packing Bags of any cement company. In this article we would discuss certain key areas to be looked for while carrying the quality audit of PP Bags.
> First obtain an understanding about the standard BIS norms for maintaining the quality of PP Bags applicable for the industry.
> Check whether the company has its internal quality guidelines which should always be in accordance with BIS guidelines. In general the companies keeps internal standards higher than the BIS. Also the company’s set up tolerances for each specifications.
> The quality department is required to do the sample check for each and every lot of material entering the factory. To elaborate, for each GRN, samples need to be collected and quality check for such sampled bags is required to be done.
> Also ensure practice is incorporated in the company to issue the PP Bags by the store department for packing only after the quality of such PP Bags is confirmed by the Quality Department. Generally the quality department issues Quality Test Certificate to the stores department for each GRN, after receiving the test certificate the bags are issued for packing.
> Now the quality check for PP Bags is carried out on various specifications such as, in terms of dimension, mass, ends and picks, strength, etc.
> Obtain the Quality Test Report issued by Quality Department and review the following considering the tolerance criteria if any: