Intimidating accronyms

Companies use PARs to conduct an investigation to find the root cause(s) of a potential problem so that it does not come to pass.As with CAR, PAR refers to all steps of preventive action, not just the request portion as the name implies.What follows is a brief summary of each as well as an explanation of the one, single acronym that can do away with all of your quality confusion.

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In the ISO arena, CAR is by far one of the most frequently used terms for corrective action.

The essence of CAR is to investigate a problem that already happened and requires root cause analysis and resolution to prevent recurrence.

What happens after the action has been requested and the issue moves on to the root cause?

Should the acronym be CARC, for corrective action root cause?

If employees want to log a CAR or a PAR, should they call it CAR, PAR or CAPA?

This quandary can actually intimidate people and prevent them from even attempting to log in an opportunity for improvement.

NCR, or nonconformance report, is one of the most widely misunderstood acronyms.

Most people tend to confuse NCR with a corrective action or, worse yet, with an audit nonconformity.

Somebody else comes up with a new quality acronym to throw you off your game. Acronyms are confusing, but they all boil down to continual improvement.

The trick is to decide, along with your company, If you have been in quality for as long as I have, and have seen as many industries, you’ve no doubt seen the following acronyms, but you might not know what they stand for.

A preventive action points to a possibility that something go wrong in the future.

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