Define the Term Specifications?
Specifications are written usually in a manner that enables both parties (and/or an independent certifier) to measure the degree of conformance. They are, however, not the same as control limits (which allow fluctuations within a range), and conformance to them does not necessarily mean quality (which is a predictable degree of dependability and uniformity).
A design specification defines essential performance characteristics or goal to be satisfied by the completed. A product specification is a document describing a product in a manner through which a working model of the product can be built or created. These are all documents which management personnel would make use of prior to the creation of a prototype product or model service. But a test specification is used after the creation of said product or service. It is a document written which details the necessary steps which project management must take to effectively test the product or service to ensure it meets the defined standards in both the design and product specifications. In other words the test specification describes the procedures necessary for determining whether the requirements of all the other specification documents have been satisfied.
It is important to note that the product cannot be discussed as meeting the quality standards when it does not conform to specifications (Collier & Evans, 2011, p. 303). Thus, the problem is in the fact that designers can work out different specifications for various models in order to accentuate the uniqueness of the product. However, the general standards and values should be followed strictly to guarantee the production of high-quality goods. For instance, choosing a vehicle, customers pay attention to such engine specifications as the type of the engine used, horsepower, fuel delivery and economy, and the transmission type. The task of the Ford Motor Company’s designers is to develop a model with the characteristics and specifications which could meet the highest technology standards and customers’ expectations in relation to the new model of a vehicle.
Collier, D. A., & Evans, J. R. (2011). OM 3. USA: Cengage Learning.