Glossary F

The Glossary for Quality Management +++ 'Flow', 'Food', 'Fluid'

Deutsch: Fluß / Português: Fluxo  / Français: Flow -/ Italiano: Flow 

In the quality management context, "flow" refers to the movement or progression of a product, service, or information through the stages of a process or system. In a quality management context, flow refers to the movement of products, services, or information through the various stages of production, delivery, or distribution.

In the context of quality management, 'fluid' refers to a flexible and adaptable approach to managing quality. Fluid quality management recognizes that the business environment is constantly changing, and therefore quality management practices must also be dynamic and adaptable.


Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for an organism. Food is usually of plant, animal or fungal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism and assimilated by the organism's cells to provide energy, maintain life, or stimulate growth. 

Italiano: FVT

FVT may refer to Functional Verification Test or Field Vane Test or Final Verification Testing