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Deutsch: Trennung / Español: Separación / Português: Separação / Français: Séparation / Italiano: Separazione

Separation in the context of quality management refers to the practice of distinguishing and isolating different processes, activities, or components to ensure clarity, focus, and precision in managing and improving quality. This concept is essential for identifying specific areas that require attention, monitoring, and improvement without interference from other unrelated processes.

Deutsch: Separator / Español: Separador / Português: Separador / Français: Séparateur / Italiano: Separatore

Separator in the context of quality management is a device or process used to separate different materials, components, or phases within a system to ensure product quality, purity, and consistency. This term is commonly associated with industries such as manufacturing, food processing, and pharmaceuticals, where maintaining the separation of materials is critical to the quality of the final product.

Deutsch: Reihe / Español: Serie / Português: Série / Français: Série / Italiano: Serie /

In the context of quality management,, "serie" refers to a set of products or items that are produced in a sequence or with a shared set of characteristics.

Deutsch: Dienstleistung / Español: Servicio / Português: Serviço / Français: Service / Italiano: Servizio /

In the context of quality management, service refers to the overall experience that a customer or user has when interacting with a company or organization. It includes the entire process of providing and delivering a product or service, from initial contact to final delivery and beyond.

Deutsch: Dienstleistungssektor / Español: Industria de servicios / Português: Indústria de serviços / Français: Secteur des services / Italiano: Settore dei servizi

Service Industry in the quality management context refers to the broad category of businesses and organizations that provide intangible goods or services to consumers or other businesses. Unlike the manufacturing industry, which focuses on the production of physical goods, the service industry encompasses a wide range of services including banking, healthcare, education, information technology, hospitality, and more. Quality management within the service industry focuses on ensuring that the delivery of services meets or exceeds customer expectations, maintains high standards of service quality, and adheres to applicable regulations and standards.

Deutsch: Schrumpfung / Español: Contracción / Português: Encolhimento / Français: Rétrécissement / Italiano: Ritiro

Shrinkage in the context of quality management refers to the reduction in size, volume, or mass of a material or product that occurs during its production, processing, or over time. It is a critical factor to consider in various industries, including manufacturing, textiles, and construction, as it can significantly impact product quality, consistency, and performance. Managing shrinkage is essential for ensuring that the final products meet the specified dimensions, tolerances, and functional requirements.

Deutsch: Unterschrift / Español: Firma / Português: Assinatura / Français: Signature / Italiano: Firma

Signature in the quality management context refers to the formal endorsement or approval of documents, processes, or products, indicating that they meet specified quality standards and requirements. It acts as an official verification by authorized personnel that quality procedures have been followed and that the item in question is compliant with regulatory and organizational standards.

Deutsch: Bedeutung / Español: Significancia / Português: Significância / Français: Signification / Italiano: Significato /

In the quality management context, significance refers to the importance or relevance of a particular quality aspect, process, or data point within an organization's quality management system. It involves assessing the impact that specific factors or variables may have on the overall quality of products or services. Significance helps organizations prioritize their quality efforts by focusing on critical areas that can significantly affect customer satisfaction, compliance with standards, and overall business success.