Quality assurance (QA) is an aspect of quality management that is responsible for the implementation of specific industry standards within the production of a product/service.
Quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) are both part of the quality management process. However, they refer to different stages of the quality management of products or service. The difference between quality control and quality assurance is:
Quality assurance (QA) – is associated with the implementation of standards (such as ISO 9000) during the production stage.
Quality control (QC) – is associated with managing the fulfilment of quality requirements through techniques, such as inspection, to determine if the product/service meets the quality requirements.
At TWI, quality assurance (QA) is managed via conformance with ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 17025:2017:
Quality assurance (QA) is an issue that must be addressed by standards and regulation. TWI has vast experience with different industry standards (including ISO 9001) and other quality assurance related tools. These include:
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