Glossary M

The Glossary for Quality Management +++ 'MPa', 'Measurement', 'Measuring'

Material Requirements Planning (MRP) aims to increase manufacturing efficiency by managing the

  • production schedule,
  • reducing inventory,
  • increasing cash flow, and
  • delivering products in a timely manner.

In the context of quality management, measurement refers to the process of quantifying a characteristic or attribute of a product, service, or process..

Deutsch: Messung / Français: Mesure physique / Italiano: Misurazione
Measurement (from Old French, mesurement) or measuring is the assignment of numbers to objects or events. 
Any measurement can be judged by the following meta-measurement criteria values: level of measurement (which includes magnitude), dimensions (units), and uncertainty.

Deutsch: Metall / Español: Metal / Português: Metal / Français: Metal / Italiano: Metallo

A metal is a solid material (an element, compound, or alloy) that is typically hard, opaque, shiny, and features good electrical and thermal conductivity. Metals are generally malleable - that is, they can be hammered or pressed permanently out of shape without breaking or cracking - as well as fusible (able to be fused or melted) and ductile (able to be drawn out into a thin wire). 91 of the 118 elements in the periodic table are metals.

Deutsch: Metrik / Español: Métrica/ Français: Métrique 
Metric or metrical may refer to the metric system of measurement or the International System of Units.

In the quality management context, "moulding" refers to the process of shaping and forming a material into a desired shape or design. In this context, it is typically used to describe the process of shaping plastic or metal products, such as toys, household items, or automotive parts.

The pascal (symbol: Pa) is the SI derived unit of pressure used to quantify internal pressure, stress, Young's modulus and ultimate tensile strength. The unit, named after Blaise Pascal, is defined as one newton per square metre. 

In the context of quality management, MPa refers to Megapascal, a unit of pressure commonly used to measure the strength, hardness, and mechanical properties of materials. MPa is an abbreviation for one million pascals, where a pascal is the SI unit of pressure equal to one newton per square meter.