The “man-day” is the standard measurement unit used to calculate the workload an inspector can complete in one day. This measurement is called a “man-day” and allows buyers and those in the QC industry to calculate the labor and costs it takes for an inspection agent to conduct an inspection of your goods in your supplier’s factory.
What does as a Man-Day consist of?
The best way to determine the number of units to check per man-day is through the use of the AQL standards.
The ‘AQL’ stands for ‘Acceptance Quality Limit’ and is the international quality standard for product inspections. It helps inspectors determine the inspection sampling size of a production lot for inspection. Inspectors use the AQL standard to outline their workday based on the sample size selected for inspection.
Despite sounding fairly straight forward, calculating a man-day can be complex at times as calculations will vary on other factors. This can include the complexity of the product, number of units inspected, accessibility of the factory, travel time, report writing, photography etc.
When arranging insepction services, make sure to address what exactly will account for the costs. Some 3rd party inspection agencies can be flexible and speed up your inspection but these will usually include 2 QC inspectors, but for an additional man-day cost.
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