For example, the Registrar Accreditation Board accredits those organizations that register companies to the ISO 9000 Series Standards.Accredited Standards Committee (ASC): A committee of ANSI chartered in 1979 to develop uniform standards for the electronic interchange of business documents.The fixed costs are usually allocated to units of output on the basis of direct labor hours, machine hours, or material costs.Accelerated Commercial Release Operations Support System (ACROSS): A Canada Customs system to speed the release of shipments by allowing electronic transmission of data to and from Canada Customs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.ABC Classification: Classification of a group of items in decreasing order of annual dollar volume or other criteria.This array is then split into three classes called A, B, and C.Accounts Payable (A/P): The value of goods and services acquired for which payment has not yet been made.Accounts Receivable (A/R): The value of goods shipped or services rendered to a customer on whom payment has not been received. Accreditation: Certification by a recognized body of the facilities, capability, objectivity, competence, and integrity of an agency, service, operational group, or individual to provide the specific service or operation needed.
Accumulation Bin: A place, usually a physical location, used to accumulate all components that go into an assembly before the assembly is sent out to the assembly floor.
2) A method of measuring random samples of lots or batches of products against predetermined standards.
Accessibility: A carrier's ability to provide service between an origin and a destination.
Acceptable Quality Level (AQL): In quality management, when a continuing series of lots is considered, AQL represents a quality level that, for the purposes of sampling inspection, is the limit of a satisfactory process average.
Acceptable Sampling Plan: In quality management, a specific plan that indicates the sampling sizes and the associated acceptance or non-acceptance criteria to be used.
In attributes sampling, the presence or absence of a characteristic is noted in each of the units inspected.