The Inspection Release Certificate (IRC) process is completed by the shop inspector, unlike the Material Certificate Summary (MCS) process, which is completed by the supplier. The IRC process can work in these two ways:
The supplier gives a copy of the MCS template to the inspector during the shop visit.
The expediter/inspection coordinator issues the IRC template to the inspector.
For the second way, send the exported Excel workbook to the inspector to complete. The inspector will first create an IRC number and date on the IRC sheet as displayed below.
Then, the inspector adds this IRC number to the correct items on the ISH sheet, adds the date, and identifies the IRC quantity and weight.
The inspector sends the updated Excel workbook back to you. This updated Excel sheet can be imported into Smart Materials to add or update the IRC data. For more information, see Import Expediting Data.
The loaded IRC data can be viewed on the Item Shipments tab of P.70.72.
You can also view the loaded data on the IRCS tab of P.70.72.