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Failure mode

Within supplier's description of nonconformity, a failure mode is a description of events leading to the occurrence of nonconformity: e.g. “at temperatures below 10 °C, the feeding mechanism is overloaded due to a more difficult operation of the CD drive”. This is part of supplier's description of the nonconformity.

Feedback presentation

Step at the end of an assessment whereat the team of assessors provides timely feedback on the assessment results. It usually covers important strong points and ideas for improvement, or presents current maturity profile.

FPY Indicator (First Pass Yield)

Percentage of results already achieved in the process correctly without additional work.