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The Glossary for Quality Management +++ Popular Articles: 'Flow', 'Feature', 'Fluid'

Deutsch: Einrichtung / Español: Instalación / Português: Instalação / Français: Installation / Italiano: Struttura

Facility in the quality management context refers to a physical location, such as a factory, laboratory, or office, where activities related to the development, production, or management of products and services are conducted. It encompasses all aspects of the environment that affect product quality, safety, and compliance with standards.

Deutsch: Faktor / Español: Factor / Português: Fator / Français: Facteur / Italiano: Fattore

Factor in the quality management context refers to an element or component that can influence the outcome of a quality process or the overall quality of a product or service. In quality management, identifying and understanding various factors is crucial for controlling and improving quality standards in production, service delivery, and customer satisfaction.

Deutsch: Ausfall / Español: Fallo / Português: Falha / Français: Défaillance / Italiano: Fallimento

Failure in the quality management context refers to the non-fulfillment of intended usage requirements or expectations. This could involve a product, service, or process that does not meet established standards or specifications and may result in customer dissatisfaction, safety hazards, or product recalls.

Deutsch: Eigenschaft / Español: Característica / Português: Característica / Français: Caractéristique / Italiano: Caratteristica /

A Feature refers to a distinct and measurable characteristic, attribute, or function of a product or service. Features play a crucial role in defining the quality, functionality, and performance of a product or service, and they are often used as criteria for evaluation and assessment. Managing and ensuring the quality of features is essential to meet customer expectations, regulatory requirements, and industry standards.

A "file" refers to a document or record that contains information related to quality management activities. Files are an essential component of quality management systems as they provide a means of organizing, storing, and retrieving important information related to quality processes, standards, procedures, and documentation.

Deutsch: Filter / Español: Filtro / Português: Filtro / Français: Filtre / Italiano: Filtro

Filter in quality management refers to a mechanism or tool used to separate, refine, or sort data, materials, or processes to ensure that only those meeting specified quality standards are passed through, while non-conforming elements are identified and removed.

Deutsch: Filtration / Español: Filtración / Português: Filtração / Français: Filtration / Italiano: Filtrazione

Filtration in the context of quality management refers to the process or technique used to separate unwanted materials or impurities from products, substances, or environments to ensure they meet specified quality standards. It's a critical operation in many industries where purity, cleanliness, and compliance with health and safety standards are paramount. Filtration can involve the use of physical barriers, chemical processes, or biological agents to remove solids, liquids, or gases from a medium, ensuring the final product's or environment's quality and safety.

Deutsch: Ebenheit / Español: Planitud / Português: Planicidade / Français: Planéité / Italiano: Planarità

In the context of quality management, flatness refers to a critical dimension of geometric dimensional control that measures how close a surface adheres to being perfectly flat. It is a key quality attribute in the manufacturing and engineering sectors, ensuring that parts and components meet strict specifications for flatness to ensure proper fit, function, and performance in their final application.