This quote is also from my addendum (supplement) to my first report:
To illustrate how broken the vendor rework inspection process at PSD is: I wrote NCR (number) on a damaged fitting on the (part number, serial number, vendor name) T/R (Thrust Reverser). I believe (a QA Lead) bought the rework on second shift. The T/R was sent back to (the vendor) for additional rework. When it came back to PSD, I had to write (NCR number) item 10 on the same damaged fitting, except the damage was deeper due to some rough file marks on the inner edge of the fitting were made twice as deep as the original damage in a crude attempt to blend part of the damage out. Most of the original damage was untouched. I inspected the rework on the fitting on the second NCR. I had to re-inspect the blending out of the damage multiple times because the (vendor) mechanics didn’t understand what "blending out the damage" meant. They were only removing high metal from the damaged areas. Finally they got it right. (A first shift QA Lead) bought the NCO (plan) for the work, as I was lent to 747 struts for the day and (the noted QA Lead) finished that NCR.
Also, to illustrate the roller stamping of vendor rework at PSD, try to find a NCO in which a PSD inspector has routed the NCO back to the shop queue with comments stating the vendor rework was unacceptable. This would be evidence that the vendor rework is not being roller stamped and was actually looked at.
In my experience, as I try to inspect all vendor rework, even though much of it may be buried by the time it is put up for sale for me to look at, a significant percentage (I would guess 40% or more) of the vendor rework does not comply with the disposition. See if you find evidence of vendor rework NCOs that were routed back for unacceptable rework. I believe you will find few besides mine. True, sometimes, if the vendor mechanic is right there I’ll have them make the rework comply with the disposition without routing the NCO back, but if the mechanic is not available I will route it back. One I did just today was (NCR number), I believe.
The Last Inspector