In business, engineering, and manufacturing, quality has a pragmatic interpretation as the non-inferiority or superiority of something; it's also defined as being suitable for its intended purpose (fitness for purpose) while satisfying customer expectations. (from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quality_(business))
Quality assurance (QA) is a way of preventing mistakes and defects in manufactured products and avoiding problems when delivering solutions or services to customers; which ISO 9000 defines as "part of quality management focused on providing confidence that quality requirements will be fulfilled". This defect prevention in quality assurance differs subtly from defect detection and rejection in quality control, and has been referred to as a shift left as it focuses on quality earlier in the process i.e. to the left of a linear process diagram reading left to right. (from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quality_control)
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PROGRAMS solution will allow to gain a “10% increased in-service efficiency through reduced failure rates, downtime due to repair, unplanned plant or production system outages and extension of component life.”•reduced failure rates:
All these aspects will reduce the costs related to maintenance activities, thus increasing the sustainability of the production process.
Precise determination of the RUL of components will allow to replace them before their status degrades production equipment performances beyond unacceptable levels.