10 Difference Between Quality Assurance and Quality Control

Difference Between Quality Assurance and Quality Control

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 are the two terms of quality. This article has shown some basic differences between quality assurance and quality control.

Quality assurance VS Quality control

Fig: Quality assurance VS Quality control

 Comparison Between Quality Assurance (Q.A) and Quality Control (Q.C):

SL No.
Quality Assurance (Q.A)
Quality Control (Q.C)
01
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 the right quality in
the products.  These activities target identifying various defects in the actual products produced.
02
It is a proactive quality process.
It is a reactive process.
03
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.
04
It comes under the category of verification.
It comes under the category of validation.
05
It is totally considered as a process-oriented exercise.
It is totally considered a product-oriented exercise.
06
Quality assurance is done before quality control.
It is done after completing quality assurance activities.
07
It confirms that you are doing the right things in the right way.
It confirms that you are producing the required quality products.
08
It is not considered a time-consuming activity.
It is always considered a time-consuming activity.
09
Each person in the team involved in developing the product is responsible for quality assurance.
It is usually the responsibility of a specific team that tests the products for identifying the defects there.
10
It is the duty of the complete team.
It is only the duty of a testing team.

Written By-

Mayedul Islam
Merchandiser at Fashion Xpress Buying House.
Badda, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Email: mayedul.islam66@gmail.com

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