Equipp - Exchange of quality measurement process plans
2010 (English)In: 10th International Symposium on Measurement and Quality Control 2010, ISMQC 2010, 2010, 212-215 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Quality is a pillar for success in every enterprise, and the absolute prerequisite for quality is measurement, but if measurement is actually going to improve quality, a process plan for performing the measurement must be properly defined. Increasingly, measurement process planning is performed semi-automatically in software, and since every software vendor has their own format for measurement process plans, this situation leads to interoperability costs. The eQuiPP (exchange of Quality Measurement Process Plans) specification is proposed as a standard which will reduce interoperability costs. The actual cost resulting from the lack of standardization is most likely enormous even though this cost is difficult to quantify. Standards like eQuiPP, properly defined and implemented, eliminate costs such as: • Information translation • Information quality degradation • Reduced perception of quality • Lack of freedom to choose best-in-class • Restraints on corporate or technical agility • Higher fees due to reduced competition • Reduced product and process innovation • Increased training and license fees • Unnecessary software development • Information access fees (e.g., PMI with CAD) • Information integrity and validation testing • Product delays and lost opportunities • High dependence on vendor viability • Excess support staff and equipment The primary scope of this new proposed standard is currently limited to an XML (eXtensible Markup Language) Schema quality measurement plan export format (XSD, extensible schema definition) for variable and attribute inspection plan processing.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. 212-215 p.
interoperability, information exchange, quality measurement
Engineering and Technology Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject SRA - Production
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-45073ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84871536462ISBN: 978-161782019-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-45073DiVA: diva2:451722
10th International Symposium on Measurement and Quality Control 2010, ISMQC 2010; Osaka; Japan; 5 September 2010 through 9 September 2010
FunderXPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
QC 201110262011-10-262011-10-262014-08-15Bibliographically approved