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Acceptable Quality Level

The maximum number of defects a product can have to be deemed acceptable to sell to wholesalers or retailers. The acceptable quality level is important in the quality control of a product, especially when it is mass-produced.

acceptable quality level (AQL)

an agreed standard for error-free products. AQLs are often denoted as a percentage, the lower the percentage agreed for errors then the fewer defects allowed in the final product. AQLs are typically applied also to the supply of raw material and components and penalty clauses are incorporated into supply contracts to minimize defective inputs. See ACCEPTANCE SAMPLING, QUALITY CONTROL.
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Performance Standards and Acceptable Quality Level (AQL)
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I am seeing low-volume castings coming in at acceptable quality levels and low costs.
The economics of quality require that management establish acceptable quality levels as performance standards.
It used Military Standard 105-D, originally written for production of military spare parts, in establishing its statistical sampling frame and in setting acceptable quality levels.
Bradford County Canton Borough Authority received a $5,318,670 loan and a $4,012,330 grant to renovate the authority's old and deteriorated wastewater treatment plant in order to bring its discharges into acceptable quality levels and also allow for the expansion of three businesses that will collectively create 221 new jobs and bring almost $40 million in new investment to the area.
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The success of a PBSA is highly dependent on the effort and resources invested into monitoring performance by using many sophisticated tools and metrics including performance indicators and standards, quality assurance surveillance plans (QASP), performance requirements summaries (PRS), acceptable quality levels (AQL), and appropriate positive as well as negative incentives.
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