quality control

The activities and techniques used to achieve and maintain a high standard of quality in a transformation process. They may include systematic inspection of inputs and outputs, or a sample of inputs and outputs at various stages in their transformation to ensure that acceptable tolerances are not being exceeded. They may also involve a statistical analysis of the data produced by this sampling (particularly in line production); in this case, in traditional organizations, management has to balance the costs incurred against the customer's goodwill (see cost of quality). Quality control is also concerned with finding, and eliminating, the causes of quality problems. See also control chart; statistical process control; total quality management

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