In some instances, a quality fault can be put right so as to maintain the flow of parts and avoid supply disruptions. This is known as “reworking”, and describes a wide array of procedures of varying nature and scope.
Quality control or quality inspection
Quality control (aka quality inspection) is an operation used to determine, through appropriate means, whether a controlled product (or service, document, source code…) complies with a set of predetermined specifications and requirements. The resulting decision is acceptance, rejection or reworking. Measuring, examining, testing and gauging of a product or service according to certain standards and comparing the results with specified requirements to find out if conformity is reached.