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Business plan

Business plan consists of one or more documents stating company-specific strategic projects and objectives to be completed in a defined period of time (e.g. short-term, medium-term, long-term).

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CAQ System

CAQ System is an umbrella term designating information systems designed specifically to support quality management processes (Computer Aided Quality Assurance).

Card method (questioning with cards)

Collecting comments in the form of key words. The cards are then divided into groups based on affinity.

Cause analysis

Reference to a VDA publication (if the definition is specific to a particular publication, different from it, or complementary to an applicable standard): Standardised complaint process.

Cause of nonconformity

Cause of nonconformity is the cause (partially) responsible for the occurrence of nonconformity.

Cause-and-effect diagram (Ishikawa/fishbone diagram)

Reference to a VDA publication (if the definition is specific to a particular publication, different from it, or complementary to an applicable standard): VDA volume 11 .

Cavity

Structurally determined hollow space in a product (e.g. blind space) which may, based on the position of the pocket, result in incomplete wetting of the areas under inspection.

Certification body

(general) Body that conducts certification.

Circulating cards method

Alternative to the card method. Participants note down their idea and pass the card to their neighbour who adds his/her idea and, again, passes the card to his/her neighbour. Consequently, the cards are categorised in a way similar to that used with the card method.

CMM, Capability Maturity Model

CMM, or the capability maturity model for software, is a framework tool describing elements of an effective software development process. Furthermore, the CMM defines an evolutionary multistage process from an improvised, chaotic process to a mature, disciplined process.

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