Supply Chain Management main glossary
This is a glossary of key terms used throughout the site.
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QA is the acronym for quality assurance. According to the WHO, quality assurance is a wide-ranging concept covering all matters that individually or collectively influence the quality of a product.
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QBS is an acronym for Quality Based Selection, a procurement method.
QC is the acronym for quality control.
QCBS is an acronym for Quality and Cost Based Selection, a procurement method.
Quality control refers to the sum of all procedures undertaken to ensure the identity and purity of a particular pharmaceutical product. Such procedures may range from the performance of simple experiments to determine the identity, to the more complicated requirements of pharmacopoeial monographs.