common cause

  

Definition

In quality control, inherent source of variation that is (1) random, (2) always present, and (3) affects every outcome of the process. Common cause is traced usually to an element of the system that can be corrected only by the management. Also called assignable cause.

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  • The common cause was identified to be the issue that was affecting our productivity negatively so we addressed it immediately.

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  • You should always try and fight for the common cause that is best for your business and the local area.

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  • The common cause of this software, is to guarantee great customer service for our customers and to improve customer reviews for satisfaction.

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