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TOPIC: Quality Assurance vs Quality Control

Quality Assurance vs Quality Control 5 years 3 months ago #7624

  • Yerikzhan Torekhanov
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I am getting a bit confused as to what is Quality Assurance vs Quality Control. To me, the difference is such a blury line. If you were to explain the difference to a 10 years old in under three sentences - what would you tell?

Quality Assurance vs Quality Control 5 years 3 months ago #7626

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When you make toy in a factory #1, if you inspect it for failures after it is produced, you are performing quality control. When you make a toy in factory #2, if you give the employees a checklist of instructions to follow during the production process to prevent failure, then you are performing quality assurance.
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Quality Assurance vs Quality Control 5 years 3 months ago #7627

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This helps me remember as well:
Assurance -> We're taking steps to assure we are preventing problems.
Control -> We're taking steps to fix issues to bring quality back under control.

Quality Assurance vs Quality Control 5 years 2 months ago #7656

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Thanks gentlemen, that was helpful
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