Glossary E

The Glossary for Quality Management +++ 'Equipment', 'Enterprise Resource Planning', 'European Standards Members'

In the quality management context, "effectiveness" refers to the degree to which a system, process, or activity achieves its intended objectives and delivers the desired outcomes. It is a fundamental concept in quality management, focusing on the ability of an organization to consistently meet customer requirements, improve performance, and drive overall success. Effectiveness is closely related to the concept of efficiency but places more emphasis on the achievement of goals and objectives rather than the optimal use of resources.

Efficiency is the extent to which time or effort is well used for the intended task or purpose, or the ratio of power consumed to useful power output as in Electrical efficiency.

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) refers to software packages that attempt to consolidate all the information flowing through the company from finance to human resources. ERP allows companies to standardize their data, streamline their analysis process,, and manage long-term business planning with greater ease.

Deutsch: Ausrüstung / Français: Équipement

In the quality management context, "equipment" refers to the tools, machinery, and devices that are used to produce or test products and services. Equipment is a critical aspect of quality management, as it directly affects the quality, efficiency, and reliability of products and services.

In the quality management context, "ergonomic" refers to the design and arrangement of products, systems, and work environments in a way that optimizes human performance, comfort, and safety. It focuses on creating products and systems that fit well with the capabilities and limitations of the people who use them, ultimately enhancing their efficiency, well-being, and overall satisfaction.

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In the quality management context, "evaluation" refers to the systematic and objective assessment of processes, products, services, or systems to determine their compliance with established standards, requirements, or expectations. It is a critical component of quality management systems, enabling organizations to identify areas for improvement, track performance, and ensure customer satisfaction.