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Abbreviation of “Quality Data eXchange”. It is a standardised description of interface in the XML format which can be used to arrange a direct exchange of quality-relevant data between CAQ systems of business partners. The QDX was developed and defined in between 2002 and 2004 following an order by working group 7 of the VDA-QMC. It has been improved since then.
QM – methodology guideline
The QM – methodology guideline is a specific form of a task which is necessary to complete defined quality-related activities. The guideline is implemented according to defined principles (e.g. signature).
Degree to which a set of inherent characteristics fulfils requirements
Quality Function Deployment (QFD)
QFD (Quality Function Deployment) is a method (QM tool) developed in the 70's in Japan. It is used to identify customer requirements and their direct transformation into required technical specifications. The methodology is based on separating customer requirements (WHAT?) from technical product characteristics and functions (HOW?).
Coordinated activities to direct and control an organisation with regard to quality.
Quality management system (QMS)
Management system to direct and control an organisation with regard to quality.
Document specifying the quality management system of an organisation.
DIN EN ISO 9000:2005. 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 13. Condition related to specified or expected product characteristics and qualities which are to be achieved. Achievement of an objective shall be measurable.
Document specifying which procedures and associated resources shall be applied by whom and when to a specific project, product, process or contract.
DIN EN ISO 9000:2005. 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 6.1, VDA volume 6.2 .