SCC QSR Terminology

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Reference: ISO 9001:2008 Section 3. Definitions and terminology

Purpose (1.)

Terms often have different meanings to different people and in different contexts. This document shall be used as the primary source document for definition of SCC terminology and approved acronyms.

Scope (2.)

Defined by referencing Quality System Procedure or Work Instruction.

Responsibility and Authority (3.)

The SCC Quality Director is responsible for maintaining this document.

Procedure (4.)

Health and Safety Concerns (4.1)

None

Select Terminology (4.2)

Terminology used as part of SCC operations shall be selected from the following sources, in order of preference:

  • Select acceptable terminology from Standards Council of Canada CAN-P-1012A "Glossary of Common Administrative Terms Used in Standardization Activities" June 1985. TODO add document in SCC Maestro Document Management.
  • Select acceptable standard terminology from SCC "QSR Terminology". TODO add document in SCC Maestro Document Management.
  • Select acceptable standard terminology from SCC "QSR Part Name". TODO add document in SCC Maestro Document Management.
  • Select acceptable terminology from the following list:

Terminology under Consideration

Term Abbreviation Definition
FOSS n/a Free and Open Source Software.
OEM n/a Original equipment manufacturer. The supplier of a part is part of the product data, but the OEM is only captured when the supplier of a part is not the OEM of the part. The SCC QSM requires purchasing parts from approved vendors, including custom fabricated parts. However, purchasing standard parts through distribution also requires manufacturer specification.
Manufacturing n/a Manufacturing is the transformation of raw materials into finished goods for sale, or intermediate processes involving the production or finishing of semi-manufactures. It is a large branch of industry and of secondary production. Some industries may use the term fabrication as a synonym.
Production n/a The act or process of producing something, e.g., "aircraft wireless production". An artifact that has been created by someone or some process, e.g., "The SCC exports most of their production.". The business activity that uses people and machinery to convert materials and parts into salable products.
Quality Record n/a A Quality Record is a specific document cited in a procedure or work instruction, and maintained to demonstrate conformance to the procedure or work instruction. Quality Records are a subset of records. In general practice the term Record is preferred, and Quality Record is used only when necessary to be specific.
Record n/a A record is a document that provides evidence that an activity has been performed or results have been achieved. Records always document the past.
System Administrator Sysadmin A Sysadmin installs, supports, and maintains computer server hardware and the software-based services they provide. A Sysadmin who specializes in a particular system or service may be referred to specifically, such as a Wiki Administrator (responsible for the server infrastructure external to the Wiki, as well as the installation, basic configuration, backup, disaster recover, etc. of the Wiki). Services demanding a high level of day-to-day support may have a Sysop assigned for that particular service, supporting the Sysadmin and the user community.
System Operator Sysop A Sysop supervises, or personally provides, day-to-day operational support for one or more specific computing or communications systems or applications. They typically have special privileges and access to normally restricted functions of the system or application. A Sysop who specializes in a particular system or service may be referred to specifically, such as a Wiki Sysop (responsible for detailed Wiki configuration, user access control, article categorization and templating, etc.).
Web App Developer n/a A web application developer (or simply web developer) is a software developer or software engineer specifically engaged in the development of World Wide Web applications, or distributed network applications that communicate between a server and a web browser using HTTP.
Web Designer n/a A web designer creates content presentations, delivered to users through a web site accessed through a web browser or other web-enabled software. Presentations include format, structure, and the general look and feel of the website, including possible interactivity. Content includes text, images, animations, video, audio and sound effects, etc.

Related and Support Documentation (5.)

None.