This quote is also from my addendum (supplement) to my first report.
Fitted parts. Also verify that the fitted parts are rubber stamped, if practical (if the part is big enough, not if the shop says they don‘t have the time), with the fitted part suffix as shown on the plan, and the A/P number. See our fitted parts QOI, which is the lamest in the Boeing Company because of our QA Department‘s attitude of "if we don’t put details in, we won’t have to do all that non-value-added work of pretending to comply with them for a few weeks around ACSEP time."
I believe we are the only Division that has the inspectors inspect the Fitted Parts Tags without having to stamp the tag. That was most likely added to allow the QA Department cover when the FAA finds shop doesn’t make them out. Check completed records for the jobs that re-install the fitted strut raceway, access panels, blankets, and fairings to see if the Fitted Parts Tags were stapled to the jobs. You won’t find any.
Our fitted parts QOI 060-014 does not say what to do with them upon removal, as that omission allows us not to make them out at all, even though we should. They should be stapled to the jobs, as my revision to the QOI states. Ask (my QA supervisor) where my "make work" QACR 153965 is. Read my QOI revision (Exhibit S, attached). It is the way our QOI should be, except I left the section that allowed us not to stamp the Fitted Parts Tags virtually unchanged, as I knew it would never be approved if I changed it to have us stamp them.
The Last Inspector