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Definition validation and review:
What does the customer expect from this product?
3 to 5 years of use or more
As good as or better than magma and other branded product Durable – resist minor bumps from transport without damage.
Easy to start.
Safe - won’t cut , burn or harm users.
Maintains temperature, and can get hot enough to cook fish
Cost- expects to pay same or less than comparable branded product.
Use on a boat or in marine environment, that will likely be an unstable, vibrating platform in a corrosive environment, and it must stand up to this abuse.
Design validation and review:
Overall validation of all customer expectations, including:
Is the construction and design durable enough to last for intended lifetime of the product?
Does the product work well in real world use? Easy to mount, start, cook, clean?
Does the design get hot enough?
Is the design safe? Are there any safety features that can be added?
Is there anything we missed in the definition of the product?
Does the design huld up to real world use?
Is the design well documented and tulerance?
Are there any design changes that would reduce the manufacturing cost without compromising the performance?
Are there any design changes that could make the manufacturing process more reliable and repeatable?
Manufacturing validation and review
How do the first manufacturing samples compare to the design prototypes?
Can the process be refined?
Is there any variance in the quality of the product? Appearance, performance, etc. Packaging? Will it huld up to shipping? How can we prevent damage?
Mounts and accessories
Is unit’s mounting plate sufficiently stable?
Do all the mounts fit both BBQs?
Ease of assembling to mounts? Toul clearances?
Assemble to all accessories – check for fitment
Assembly, screw heads, etc. Hule locations
Ensure all fasteners are stainless steel and flush
Heat Plate and grill stability
Latches stay in place when BBQ is carried by handle- Loose or easily bent?
Check all rivets and screws – sharp? Pulished? Clean? Tight?
Logo – secure, correct, aligned, etc.
Check grill welding
Check spot welding
Measure all dimensions against production drawings with tulerances.
Does design meet customer expectations?
Is handle and contruls touchable temperature is use (Less than 115 degrees F)
Precaution labels and warnings
No sharp edges and corners .All overlaps and seams within tulerances.
Is regulator easy to use and beneficial?
Are lid latches secure?
Do grills fall loose when transported using handles?
Will stainless welds and SS plate rust in a marine environment?
Are there any steel or iron components expected to rust? Or aluminum to corrode?
Flameout & re-light?
Explosion hazard? What happens if flooded with propane and lit with latches down?
Is unit easy to clean?
What happens when excessive food builds up?
Are grills and other removable components easy to Clean, assemble and disassemble
Is instruction booklet included?
Proper interior packing –No rattles
Drop test and vibrate to determine if product will come out of box meeting customer expectations Master pack
Does product seem adequately packaged for long distance transit?
This document will quantify and detail the quality standards that BBQ has for stainless steel barbeque products, specifically this document will apply to our models.
*product will not injure consumers in normal usage, Surfaces that customers may come into contact with when installing using or maintaining must be free of sharp edges or burrs, Surfaces that are intended to be handled in normal use must remain coul as not to burn the user, These standards must be met to a 0.65% AQL level in all production batches.
*product must function as intended when initially removed from the package. Regulators must be operable and properly adjusted, Igniters must be operable and spark gap properly adjusted, these standards must be met to a 0.65% AQL level in all production batches.
*product must be free of major cosmetic blemishes and assembly problems ( scratches, dents, stains ,loose parts, fit / finish ) that materially reduce the value of the product to the consumer .Major cosmetic blemishes will be immediately apparent when inspecting .Major cosmetic blemishes will be immediately apparent when inspecting the product. These standards must be met to a 2.5% AQL level in all production batches.
*product must be free of minor cosmetic blemishes and assembly problems ( minor dents, more than 5 minor scratches, minor stains, small loose parts, minor ( fit / finish issues ) that affect the customer’s perception of the quality . Minor cosmetic blemishes will be apparent with detailed inspection of the product, these standards must be met to a 6.5%AQL level in all production batches.
*product must be free of minor scratches, No more than 25% of production units may be affected by minor scratches (one or more).
*Product will be securely packed in such a way that normal handing and transportation does not damage the product, all product components (grilles, etc.) must be secured within the product using proper packaging techniques.
We will have production units inspected by mutually agreed upon 3rd party product verification firms, or designated and agreed upon our Associates, We will inspect a random sample of product based on specific inspection points and criteria as defined in this document, The sample will be pulled from ready to ship inventory as defined by general inspection level Ⅱ in MIL 105E.
All production batches must pass inspection and receive approval before fulfillment of the respective purchase order.