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The Glossary for Quality Management +++ Popular Articles: 'Standard', 'System', 'Safety'

Deutsch: Belastung / Español: Tensión / Português: Tensão / Français: Contrainte / Italiano: Tensione /

Strain in the context of quality management refers to the pressure, stress, or burden placed on an organization's resources, processes, or workforce when striving to meet quality standards and objectives. It represents the challenges and demands that may affect an organization's ability to maintain or improve the quality of its products or services. Managing and mitigating strain is essential for ensuring the effective implementation of quality management systems and preventing issues that can compromise quality.

Deutsch: Strategie / Español: Estrategia / Português: Estratégia / Français: Stratégie / Italiano: Strategia /

A strategy is a long term plan of action designed to achieve a particular goal.

In the quality management context, "strategy" refers to a set of planned actions and approaches that an organization adopts to achieve its quality-related objectives and goals. It involves the formulation and implementation of a structured plan to improve processes, enhance product or service quality, and meet customer expectations.

Deutsch: Belastung / Español: Estrés / Português: Estresse / Français: Contrainte / Italiano: Stress

Stress in the quality management context typically refers to the physical forces or psychological pressures that can affect the quality, performance, and reliability of both products and processes. It encompasses both material stress in manufacturing and organizational stress in process management.

Deutsch: Struktur / Español: Estructura / Português: Estrutura / Français: Structure / Italiano: Struttura /

Structure in the context of quality management refers to the organized framework, system, or arrangement of processes, procedures, and resources within an organization. It plays a crucial role in ensuring that quality standards are met consistently and that products or services are delivered efficiently and effectively. The structure provides the foundation for establishing, implementing, and monitoring quality management systems and practices. It encompasses various elements, including organizational hierarchies, roles and responsibilities, documentation, and communication channels.

Deutsch: subnetzabhängig / Español: dependiente de subred / Português: dependente de sub-rede / Français: dépendant du sous-réseau / Italiano: dipendente dalla sottorete

Subnetwork-dependent in the quality management context refers to the reliance on specific subnetworks within an organization's network infrastructure to achieve and maintain quality standards. This concept highlights how different parts of a network can influence the overall performance, reliability, and quality of processes and systems. The term emphasizes that quality management processes or outcomes may vary based on the performance and characteristics of these subnetworks.

Deutsch: Substanz / Español: Sustancia / Português: Substância / Français: Substance / Italiano: Sostanza

Substance in the context of quality management refers to the essential quality or the inherent essence of a product, service, or process that determines its value, effectiveness, and reliability. It emphasizes the core attributes and characteristics that make a product or service what it is, beyond mere superficial aspects or quantitative measures.

Deutsch: Saugwirkung / Español: Succión / Português: Sucção / Français: Aspiration / Italiano: Aspirazione

Suction in the context of quality management refers to the process or technique of using a vacuum or reduced pressure to move materials or substances. This concept is especially relevant in industries where precision, cleanliness, and efficiency are critical for maintaining quality standards.

English: Superior / Deutsch: Überlegen / Español: Superior / Português: Superior / Français: Supérieur / Italiano: Superiore

Superior in the context of quality management refers to a level of quality that surpasses ordinary standards, expectations, or performance. It denotes products, services, or processes that are distinguished by their exceptional quality and effectiveness. This concept is central to quality management as it aims to enhance customer satisfaction and achieve continuous improvement by setting and adhering to high-quality standards.