All quality management acronyms, terminology and jargon explained
We’ve compiled a list of all Digital Quality Management concepts, topics, and terminology in this Wiki. Learn everything there is to know from the experts.
BRC Global Food Standard
The BRC Global Food Standard provides a framework to manage food safety, integrity, legality and quality.
Cleaning & Hygiene
Cleaning and hygiene are essential parts of a good quality management system, especially for companies in consumer goods such as cosmetics, food and pharmaceuticals.
Cold Chain Monitoring
Cold chain monitoring is the process of ensuring that temperature-sensitive products are stored and transported under conditions that maintain their quality and safety.
A corrective action is an improvement to an organisation, process, or product that is implemented in order to address a detected nonconformance or problem.
Digital HACCP Registration
Digital HACCP registration allows for all the necessary documentation of processes and record keeping, regarding your HACCP-plan, to be stored digitally.
Digital Quality Control
Digital quality control means performing quality control checks using a digital solution rather than paper checklists and forms.
Digital Quality Management (DQM)
Digital quality management (DQM) is the digitized process of ensuring that products meet quality standards and are fit for purpose.
The Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000) is a globally recognised system for auditing food safety management systems.
Food Safety Audit
A food safety audit is an inspection of food handling and preparation procedures in a restaurant or other food service facility.
Food Safety Legislation
Food safety legislation is a set of laws and regulations that govern the handling, preparation, and storage of food.
Food Safety Management
An effective food safety management system is essential for any food-related business.
Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)
The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is a collaboration between food safety experts from around the world.
Good Distribution Practices (GDP)
Good Distribution Practices (GDP) is a set of guidelines that ensure the quality and safety of pharmaceutical products during storage, transport and distribution.
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) is a system which helps you ensure that manufactured goods intended for consumption are of consistent and high quality.
HACCP, or Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points, is a systemic approach for managing food safety.
HACCP Hygiene Code
A HACCP hygiene code states how you can monitor food safety and hygiene in compliance with the HACCP system.
Hazard analysis is the process of identifying potential food safety hazards and assessing the risks posed by those hazards.
Healthcare Quality Management
In the healthcare sector, quality management is the process of ensuring that the quality of care provided to patients meets certain standards.
Humidity Data Logger
A humidity data logger is a portable device used to measure, record, and store humidity and temperature readings over time.
ISO 9000 Quality Standards
ISO 9000 is a family of quality management standards that are designed to help organisations ensure that they meet the needs of their customers and other stakeholders.
ISO 9001 is a quality management system standard that was first published in 1987 by the International Organization for Standardization
ISO Quality Systems
An ISO quality system is a framework of policies and procedures that are followed by an organisation to ensure that its products or services meet quality standards.
International Featured Standard (IFS) for Food
The International Featured Standard for Food (IFS Food) is a globally recognised certification standard used to audit companies producing or packaging food products.
Internet of Things (Iot)
The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the potential for otherwise “analog” devices or tools to turn into digital objects.
Operational performance is a measure of a company’s combined ability to produce goods or services and only looks at its core processes, disregarding underlying strategy.
A QMS audit is an independent, objective evaluation of how well the system conforms to its own requirements, as well as to international quality standards.
Quality Management System (QMS)
A quality management system (QMS) is a collection of business processes and resources that are used to manage quality throughout an organisation.
Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
Root cause analysis (RCA) is a methodology through which you can uncover the cause of a problem, allowing you to solve it at the root so the same problem won’t reoccur.
Temperature control is a process by which the temperature of a space or object is kept at a constant level.
Temperature Data Logger
A temperature data logger is a tool for collecting data sets regarding temperatures of a certain process.
Temperature monitoring is the use of measuring instruments in order to ensure temperature limits are not exceeded.