Difference Between Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Merchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House.
Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
What is Quality?
According to ISO, Quality is the fulfillment of specified requirements of the products or services. Another definition of ISO- “The total features and characteristics of a product or service that bear on its ability to satisfy stated or implied needs.” Quality varies from buyer to buyer and it is the reflection of customers. Quality assurance and Quality control is the two terms for quality. This article has shown some basic difference between quality assurance and quality control.
Comparison Between Quality Assurance (Q.A) and Quality Control (Q.C):
Quality Assurance (Q.A)
Quality Control (Q.C)
It is a set of activities for ensuring product quality in the processes by which products are developed.
It is a set of activities for ensuring right quality in
the products. These activities targets on identifying various defects in the actual products produced.
It is a proactive quality process.
It is a reactive process.
The main object of Q.A is to prevent various defects with a regular focus on the process used to make the product.
The main object of Q.C is to identify various defects in the finished garment products.
It comes under the category of verification.
It comes under the category of validation.
It is totally considered as the process oriented exercise.
It is totally considered as the product oriented exercise.
Quality assurance is done before quality control.
Quality control is done after completing quality assurance activities.
It confirms that you are doing the right things in the right way.
It confirms that you are producing the required quality products.
It is not considered as a time consuming activity.
It is always considered as time consuming activity.
Each person in the team involved in developing the product is responsible for quality assurance.
It is usually the responsibility of specific team that tests the products for identifying the defects in there.
It is the duty of the complete team.
It is only the duty of a testing team.