Observed Quality Level Standards

For apparel and footwear audits, the auditor pulls a statistical random sampling of all SKU’s within the PO.  In the case where there are 20 to 30+ SKU’s, the auditor will pull samples from the 10 largest SKU’s. 

The auditors determine the number of units to pull by using the Military Standard 105E at a 2.5 Major and a 4.0 Minor AQL (Acceptable Quality Level), General Inspection Level II.  Example: If the PO contains 1,000 units of a single sku, then the auditor will pull an 80 unit sample. 

Within the 80 unit sample, if the auditor finds 5 or fewer units with major defects or 7 or fewer units with minor defects, the audit passes.  If 6 or more units have major defects or 8 or more have minor defects, the inspection fails. The appropriate Sourcing or Buying area is notified, and a course of action is determined.  

 Click here for Military Standard Chart Sept 28 2010