Quality and reliability is not the same. Of course, there is some basic difference between quality and reliability. If you want to know about it, then find it right below!
Quality is a broader aspect than reliability. It includes the organization, product, people and so on. It shows how well a product performs its intended functions.
Reliability is the possibility that a product or service will provide its intended functions and maintain its level of quality for a specified period of time. Reliability combines all to-gather –
- Possibility of success
- Quality for a definite period
- Durability in specified conditions
- Availability to perform intended functions
- Meet the satisfactory level
Difference Between Quality and Reliability!
Quality is the degree of excellence that is provided by a product or service
Reliability is the probability that a product can perform defined function without any failure under stated conditions for a stated period of time
It is the snapshot of the beginning of the product life
Motion picture of day to day life
Quality is present that means today
Reliability refers to future
It has much broader aspect
It is the subset of quality
Improving the performance of a system by using a low quality components is impossible
Improving the performance of a system by using a low reliability components is certainly possible
Doesn’t depend on factors
Depends on numerous factors
Static measure of product performance
Dynamic measure of product performance
Quality is observed
Reliability is experienced
It can be controlled and measured to the accuracy
It is just a probability
A customer buy a product on the basis of quality
Customer re-order a product on the basis of reliability
Product quality is measured prior to customer’s initial product use
Product reliability is measured during or after customer’s product use
It shows how well a product performs its intended functions
It shows how well the product maintains its level of quality overtime through various conditions
You purchase a product based on quality and rely on it according to reliability. We should purchase quality products.
Salma Hasin the author of this site completed her BSc. in Textile Engineering (Wet Processing Engineering). She wants to share her knowledge to help students in their studies and businessman & entrepreneurs in their businesses in making wise decisions fast.