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The Glossary for Quality Management +++ Popular Articles: 'ISO', 'Information', 'Inspection'

IDEF, initially abbreviation of ICAM Definition, renamed in 1999 as Integration DEFinition, refers to a family of modeling languages in the field of systems and software engineering.

Deutsch: Identifizierung / Français: Identification

In the context of quality management, identification refers to the process of defining, labeling, or marking items, materials, or products to ensure that they can be easily recognized and traced. This helps in ensuring the quality, authenticity, and accountability of these items.

Deutsch: Kennzeichner / Español: Identificador / Português: Identificador / Français: Identifiant / Italiano: Identificatore

Identifier in the context of quality management refers to a unique symbol, name, number, or combination thereof, assigned to products, components, documents, or processes to distinguish them from others and facilitate their tracking and management. Identifiers are crucial for ensuring the traceability, control, and accountability of all elements within a quality management system (QMS), allowing for effective organization, retrieval, and analysis of quality-related information.

Deutsch: IEC / Español: IEC / Français: IEC / Italiano: IEC

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is an international organization that develops and publishes standards related to the field of electrotechnology. The IEC is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and has members in over 170 countries.

Deutsch: Imaging / Français: Imagerie
Imaging is the representation or reproduction of an object's outward form; especially a visual representation.

Deutsch: Immersion / Español: Inmersión / Português: Imersão / Français: Immersion / Italiano: Immersione

Immersion in the context of quality management refers to the comprehensive and thorough involvement of individuals or teams in understanding, analyzing, and improving quality processes. This approach aims to deepen the understanding of quality standards, procedures, and challenges, ensuring that quality management practices are effectively implemented and maintained.

Deutsch: Umsetzung / Español: Implementación / Português: Implementação / Français: Mise en œuvre / Italiano: Implementazione /

Implementation in the quality management context refers to the process of putting plans, strategies, or actions into practice to achieve specific quality-related objectives. It involves the execution of systematic procedures, methodologies, and activities designed to improve or maintain the quality of products, services, processes, or systems. Implementation is a critical phase in quality management as it ensures that the intended improvements are realized and that quality standards are met consistently.

Importance in the quality management context signifies the degree of significance, relevance, or value attached to aspects related to the quality of products, services, processes, or systems within an organization. It emphasizes the critical role that quality plays in achieving business objectives, customer satisfaction, and overall success. Understanding the importance of quality management is fundamental for organizations striving to deliver consistent and superior quality while meeting compliance requirements and customer expectations.