Logo
Unionpedia
Communication
Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Download
Faster access than browser!
 

Quality assurance

Index Quality assurance

Quality assurance (QA) is a way of preventing mistakes and defects in manufactured products and avoiding problems when delivering solutions or services to customers; which ISO 9000 defines as "part of quality management focused on providing confidence that quality requirements will be fulfilled". [1]

86 relations: Admiralty, Advanced product quality planning, American Society for Quality, Assembly line, Best practice, Business, Calibration, Capability Maturity Model Integration, Confidence, Construction, Consultant, Consumer, Data integrity, Data quality, Departmentalization, Dimension, Division of labour, Douglas MacArthur, Emerald Group Publishing, Exchangeable random variables, Failure mode and effects analysis, Farm assurance, Guild, GxP, Humidity, Industrial Revolution, Inspection, Integrity, International standard, ISO 9000, ISO/IEC 17025, Japan, John Wiley & Sons, John, King of England, Joseph M. Juran, Maintainability, Management, Marketing Accountability Standards Board, Mass production, Measurement system analysis, Mechanization, Medical device, Middle Ages, Mission assurance, Mold, Motivation, Organizational culture, Paint, People, Picatinny Arsenal, ..., Piece work, Product (business), Production assurance, Program assurance, QA/QC, Quality (business), Quality control, Quality engineering, Quality function deployment, Quality infrastructure, Quality management, Quality management system, Regulatory compliance, Reliability engineering, Ringtest, Safety, Sampling (statistics), Samuel Pepys, Six Sigma, Software engineering, Software testing, Specification (technical standard), Statistical process control, Strategic business unit, Stress testing, Team building, Temperature, Total quality management, Training, Verification and validation, Vibration, W. Edwards Deming, Walter A. Shewhart, Weakness, William Ernest Johnson, World War I. Expand index (36 more) »

Admiralty

The Admiralty, originally known as the Office of the Admiralty and Marine Affairs, was the government department responsible for the command of the Royal Navy firstly in the Kingdom of England, secondly in the Kingdom of Great Britain, and from 1801 to 1964, the United Kingdom and former British Empire.

New!!: Quality assurance and Admiralty · See more »

Advanced product quality planning

Advanced product quality planning (or APQP) is a framework of procedures and techniques used to develop products in industry, particularly the automotive industry.

New!!: Quality assurance and Advanced product quality planning · See more »

American Society for Quality

The American Society for Quality (ASQ), formerly the American Society for Quality Control (ASQC), is a knowledge-based global community of quality professionals, with nearly 80,000 members dedicated to promoting and advancing quality tools, principles, and practices in their workplaces and communities.

New!!: Quality assurance and American Society for Quality · See more »

Assembly line

An assembly line is a manufacturing process (often called a progressive assembly) in which parts (usually interchangeable parts) are added as the semi-finished assembly moves from workstation to workstation where the parts are added in sequence until the final assembly is produced.

New!!: Quality assurance and Assembly line · See more »

Best practice

A best practice is a method or technique that has been generally accepted as superior to any alternatives because it produces results that are superior to those achieved by other means or because it has become a standard way of doing things, e.g., a standard way of complying with legal or ethical requirements.

New!!: Quality assurance and Best practice · See more »

Business

Business is the activity of making one's living or making money by producing or buying and selling products (goods and services).

New!!: Quality assurance and Business · See more »

Calibration

Calibration in measurement technology and metrology is the comparison of measurement values delivered by a device under test with those of a calibration standard of known accuracy.

New!!: Quality assurance and Calibration · See more »

Capability Maturity Model Integration

Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) is a process level improvement training and appraisal program.

New!!: Quality assurance and Capability Maturity Model Integration · See more »

Confidence

Confidence has a common meaning of a certainty about handling something, such as work, family, social events, or relationships.

New!!: Quality assurance and Confidence · See more »

Construction

Construction is the process of constructing a building or infrastructure.

New!!: Quality assurance and Construction · See more »

Consultant

A consultant (from consultare "to deliberate") is a professional who provides expert advice in a particular area such as security (electronic or physical), management, education, accountancy, law, human resources, marketing (and public relations), finance, engineering, science or any of many other specialized fields.

New!!: Quality assurance and Consultant · See more »

Consumer

A consumer is a person or organization that use economic services or commodities.

New!!: Quality assurance and Consumer · See more »

Data integrity

Data integrity is the maintenance of, and the assurance of the accuracy and consistency of, data over its entire life-cycle, and is a critical aspect to the design, implementation and usage of any system which stores, processes, or retrieves data.

New!!: Quality assurance and Data integrity · See more »

Data quality

Data quality refers to the condition of a set of values of qualitative or quantitative variables.

New!!: Quality assurance and Data quality · See more »

Departmentalization

Departmentalization (or departmentalisation) refers to the process of grouping activities into departments.

New!!: Quality assurance and Departmentalization · See more »

Dimension

In physics and mathematics, the dimension of a mathematical space (or object) is informally defined as the minimum number of coordinates needed to specify any point within it.

New!!: Quality assurance and Dimension · See more »

Division of labour

The division of labour is the separation of tasks in any system so that participants may specialize.

New!!: Quality assurance and Division of labour · See more »

Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur (26 January 18805 April 1964) was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army.

New!!: Quality assurance and Douglas MacArthur · See more »

Emerald Group Publishing

Emerald Publishing Limited is a scholarly publisher of academic journals and books in the fields of management, business, education, library studies, health care, and engineering.

New!!: Quality assurance and Emerald Group Publishing · See more »

Exchangeable random variables

In statistics, an exchangeable sequence of random variables (also sometimes interchangeable) is a sequence such that future observations behave like earlier observations.

New!!: Quality assurance and Exchangeable random variables · See more »

Failure mode and effects analysis

Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA)—also "failure modes", plural, in many publications—was one of the first highly structured, systematic techniques for failure analysis.

New!!: Quality assurance and Failure mode and effects analysis · See more »

Farm assurance

Farm assurance is product certification for agricultural products that emphasises the principles of quality assurance.

New!!: Quality assurance and Farm assurance · See more »

Guild

A guild is an association of artisans or merchants who oversee the practice of their craft/trade in a particular area.

New!!: Quality assurance and Guild · See more »

GxP

GxP is a general abbreviation for the "good practice" quality guidelines and regulations.

New!!: Quality assurance and GxP · See more »

Humidity

Humidity is the amount of water vapor present in the air.

New!!: Quality assurance and Humidity · See more »

Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840.

New!!: Quality assurance and Industrial Revolution · See more »

Inspection

An inspection is, most generally, an organized examination or formal evaluation exercise.

New!!: Quality assurance and Inspection · See more »

Integrity

Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles, or moral uprightness.

New!!: Quality assurance and Integrity · See more »

International standard

International standards are standards developed by international standards organizations.

New!!: Quality assurance and International standard · See more »

ISO 9000

The ISO 9000 family of quality management systems standards is designed to help organizations ensure that they meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders while meeting statutory and regulatory requirements related to a product or service.

New!!: Quality assurance and ISO 9000 · See more »

ISO/IEC 17025

ISO/IEC 17025 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories is the main ISO standard used by testing and calibration laboratories.

New!!: Quality assurance and ISO/IEC 17025 · See more »

Japan

Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.

New!!: Quality assurance and Japan · See more »

John Wiley & Sons

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., also referred to as Wiley, is a global publishing company that specializes in academic publishing.

New!!: Quality assurance and John Wiley & Sons · See more »

John, King of England

John (24 December 1166 – 19 October 1216), also known as John Lackland (Norman French: Johan sanz Terre), was King of England from 1199 until his death in 1216.

New!!: Quality assurance and John, King of England · See more »

Joseph M. Juran

Joseph Moses Juran (December 24, 1904 – February 28, 2008) was a Romanian-born American engineer and management consultant.

New!!: Quality assurance and Joseph M. Juran · See more »

Maintainability

In engineering, maintainability is the ease with which a product can be maintained in order to.

New!!: Quality assurance and Maintainability · See more »

Management

Management (or managing) is the administration of an organization, whether it is a business, a not-for-profit organization, or government body.

New!!: Quality assurance and Management · See more »

Marketing Accountability Standards Board

The Marketing Accountability Standards Board (MASB), authorized by the Marketing Accountability Foundation,MASB.

New!!: Quality assurance and Marketing Accountability Standards Board · See more »

Mass production

Mass production, also known as flow production or continuous production, is the production of large amounts of standardized products, including and especially on assembly lines.

New!!: Quality assurance and Mass production · See more »

Measurement system analysis

A measurement systems analysis (MSA) is a thorough assessment of a measurement process, and typically includes a specially designed experiment that seeks to identify the components of variation in that measurement process.

New!!: Quality assurance and Measurement system analysis · See more »

Mechanization

Mechanization or mechanisation (British English) is the process of changing from working largely or exclusively by hand or with animals to doing that work with machinery.

New!!: Quality assurance and Mechanization · See more »

Medical device

A medical device is any apparatus, appliance, software, material, or other article—whether used alone or in combination, including the software intended by its manufacturer to be used specifically for diagnostic and/or therapeutic purposes and necessary for its proper application—intended by the manufacturer to be used for human beings for the purpose of.

New!!: Quality assurance and Medical device · See more »

Middle Ages

In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages (or Medieval Period) lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.

New!!: Quality assurance and Middle Ages · See more »

Mission assurance

Mission Assurance is a full life-cycle engineering process to identify and mitigate design, production, test, and field support deficiencies threatening mission success.

New!!: Quality assurance and Mission assurance · See more »

Mold

A mold or mould (is a fungus that grows in the form of multicellular filaments called hyphae.

New!!: Quality assurance and Mold · See more »

Motivation

Motivation is the reason for people's actions, desires, and needs.

New!!: Quality assurance and Motivation · See more »

Organizational culture

Organizational culture encompasses values and behaviours that "contribute to the unique social and psychological environment of an organization".

New!!: Quality assurance and Organizational culture · See more »

Paint

Paint is any liquid, liquefiable, or mastic composition that, after application to a substrate in a thin layer, converts to a solid film.

New!!: Quality assurance and Paint · See more »

People

A people is a plurality of persons considered as a whole, as is the case with an ethnic group or nation.

New!!: Quality assurance and People · See more »

Picatinny Arsenal

The Picatinny Arsenal is an American military research and manufacturing facility located on of land in Jefferson and Rockaway Township in Morris County, New Jersey, United States, encompassing Picatinny Lake and Lake Denmark.

New!!: Quality assurance and Picatinny Arsenal · See more »

Piece work

Piece work (or piecework) is any type of employment in which a worker is paid a fixed piece rate for each unit produced or action performed regardless of time.

New!!: Quality assurance and Piece work · See more »

Product (business)

In marketing, a product is anything that can be offered to a market that might satisfy a want or need.

New!!: Quality assurance and Product (business) · See more »

Production assurance

Production assurance is a way to ensure a productive capacity meets its intended end-results such as customer requirements, planned production levels, safety, reliability, risk and direct economic cost.

New!!: Quality assurance and Production assurance · See more »

Program assurance

Program assurance is a systematic approach to measure the likelihood of success of a program and proposing improvements that will ensure success.

New!!: Quality assurance and Program assurance · See more »

QA/QC

QA/QC is the combination of quality assurance, the process or set of processes used to measure and assure the quality of a product, and quality control, the process of ensuring products and services meet consumer expectations.

New!!: Quality assurance and QA/QC · See more »

Quality (business)

In business, engineering, and manufacturing, quality has a pragmatic interpretation as the non-inferiority or superiority of something; it's also defined as being suitable for its intended purpose (fitness for purpose) while satisfying customer expectations.

New!!: Quality assurance and Quality (business) · See more »

Quality control

Quality control, or QC for short, is a process by which entities review the quality of all factors involved in production.

New!!: Quality assurance and Quality control · See more »

Quality engineering

Quality engineering is the management, development, operation and maintenance of IT systems and enterprise architectures with a high quality standard.

New!!: Quality assurance and Quality engineering · See more »

Quality function deployment

Quality function deployment (QFD) is a method developed in Japan beginning in 1966 to help transform the voice of the customer into engineering characteristics for a product.

New!!: Quality assurance and Quality function deployment · See more »

Quality infrastructure

Quality infrastructure relates to all fields of metrology, standardization and testing, of quality management and conformity assessment, including certification and accreditation.

New!!: Quality assurance and Quality infrastructure · See more »

Quality management

Quality management ensures that an organization, product or service is consistent.

New!!: Quality assurance and Quality management · See more »

Quality management system

A quality management system (QMS) is a collection of business processes focused on consistently meeting customer requirements and enhancing their satisfaction.

New!!: Quality assurance and Quality management system · See more »

Regulatory compliance

In general, compliance means conforming to a rule, such as a specification, policy, standard or law.

New!!: Quality assurance and Regulatory compliance · See more »

Reliability engineering

Reliability engineering is a sub-discipline of systems engineering that emphasizes dependability in the lifecycle management of a product.

New!!: Quality assurance and Reliability engineering · See more »

Ringtest

A ringtest is part of an external quality assurance programme for a measuring method.

New!!: Quality assurance and Ringtest · See more »

Safety

Safety is the state of being "safe" (from French sauf), the condition of being protected from harm or other non-desirable outcomes.

New!!: Quality assurance and Safety · See more »

Sampling (statistics)

In statistics, quality assurance, and survey methodology, sampling is the selection of a subset (a statistical sample) of individuals from within a statistical population to estimate characteristics of the whole population.

New!!: Quality assurance and Sampling (statistics) · See more »

Samuel Pepys

Samuel Pepys (23 February 1633 – 26 May 1703) was an administrator of the navy of England and Member of Parliament who is most famous for the diary he kept for a decade while still a relatively young man.

New!!: Quality assurance and Samuel Pepys · See more »

Six Sigma

Six Sigma (6σ) is a set of techniques and tools for process improvement.

New!!: Quality assurance and Six Sigma · See more »

Software engineering

Software engineering is the application of engineering to the development of software in a systematic method.

New!!: Quality assurance and Software engineering · See more »

Software testing

Software testing is an investigation conducted to provide stakeholders with information about the quality of the software product or service under test.

New!!: Quality assurance and Software testing · See more »

Specification (technical standard)

A specification often refers to a set of documented requirements to be satisfied by a material, design, product, or service.

New!!: Quality assurance and Specification (technical standard) · See more »

Statistical process control

Statistical process control (SPC) is a method of quality control which employs statistical methods to monitor and control a process.

New!!: Quality assurance and Statistical process control · See more »

Strategic business unit

In business, a strategic business unit (SBU) is a profit center which focuses on product offering and market segment.

New!!: Quality assurance and Strategic business unit · See more »

Stress testing

Stress testing (sometimes called torture testing) is a form of deliberately intense or thorough testing used to determine the stability of a given system or entity.

New!!: Quality assurance and Stress testing · See more »

Team building

Team building is a collective term for various types of activities used to enhance social relations and define roles within teams, often involving collaborative tasks.

New!!: Quality assurance and Team building · See more »

Temperature

Temperature is a physical quantity expressing hot and cold.

New!!: Quality assurance and Temperature · See more »

Total quality management

Total quality management (TQM) consists of organization-wide efforts to install and make a permanent climate in which an organization continuously improves its ability to deliver high-quality products and services to customers.

New!!: Quality assurance and Total quality management · See more »

Training

Training is teaching, or developing in oneself or others, any skills and knowledge that relate to specific useful competencies.

New!!: Quality assurance and Training · See more »

Verification and validation

Verification and validation are independent procedures that are used together for checking that a product, service, or system meets requirements and specifications and that it fulfills its intended purpose.

New!!: Quality assurance and Verification and validation · See more »

Vibration

Vibration is a mechanical phenomenon whereby oscillations occur about an equilibrium point.

New!!: Quality assurance and Vibration · See more »

W. Edwards Deming

William Edwards Deming (October 14, 1900 – December 20, 1993) was an American engineer, statistician, professor, author, lecturer, and management consultant.

New!!: Quality assurance and W. Edwards Deming · See more »

Walter A. Shewhart

Walter Andrew Shewhart (pronounced like "shoe-heart", March 18, 1891 – March 11, 1967) was an American physicist, engineer and statistician, sometimes known as the father of statistical quality control and also related to the Shewhart cycle.

New!!: Quality assurance and Walter A. Shewhart · See more »

Weakness

Weakness or asthenia is a symptom of a number of different conditions.

New!!: Quality assurance and Weakness · See more »

William Ernest Johnson

William Ernest Johnson (23 June 1858 – 14 January 1931), usually cited as W. E. Johnson, was a British philosopher and logician mainly remembered for his Logic (1921–1924), in 3 volumes.

New!!: Quality assurance and William Ernest Johnson · See more »

World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

New!!: Quality assurance and World War I · See more »

Redirects here:

Aseguradores de la calidad, QA Engineer, Quality Assessment, Quality Assurance, Quality assessment, Quality assurance program, Systems assurance.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quality_assurance

OutgoingIncoming
Hey! We are on Facebook now! »