Definitions for "Acceptable Quality Level"
In a continuing series of lots, a quality level that, for the purpose of sampling inspection, is the limit of satisfactory process average.
The variance from a performance standard that a contractor is allowed, before the Government rejects its services. Generally speaking, a contractor will be given an an opportunity to correct non-conforming services if it can be accomplished within the required delivery schedule.
Criteria agreed between vendor and purchaser, regarding the proportion of permissible defective items within a consignment without causing rejection.
A performance measure that is typically stated as an allowable variation from the PWS performance indicator.