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The term “Payload” represents user data exchanged during communication between two business partners.


Level of capability to deliver a specified or expected performance.

Piece production

Production of a single product, or according to repeated orders (i.e. workshop production).


Plant Location Analysis NETwork System

Planning techniques

Among other things, planning activities incorporate an analysis and optimisation of requirements, planning of procedures and deadlines. For this purpose, a number of techniques are available, e.g. actions plan (deadlines), bar charts (e.g. Gant diagram), net plan, and project structure plan and others.


Technical representation of an element at a random level of hierarchy (e.g. system, subsystem, hardware/software component) where a possibility exists to simply gain a similar solution through changes, parameterisation or derivation while retaining the significant characteristics.


System (method) used to prevent an occurrence of unintentional failures, or their timely detection.


Applied working procedures.

Preventing nonconformity

Nonconformity prevention covers all actions taken to prevent (repeated) occurrence of the same nonconformity. A preventive action is a synonymous term. It is part of production process optimisation or major construction changes.


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 6.3.

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