Conformity assessment: Risks for incorrect decisions

Balancing consumer & supplier interests!

Balancing consumer & supplier interests!

A complete measurement result

A complete measurement result

Limited sampling and measurement uncertainties:

Some consequences for both consumer and supplier:

  • incorrect estimates of the consequences of entity error
  • increase the risk of making incorrect decisions, such as failing a conforming entity or passing a non-conforming entity when the test result is close to a tolerance limit, depending on the particular location of the uncertainty interval:
Decisions of compliance are uncertainty in grey zone

Decisions of compliance are uncertain in grey zone [ILAC Guide 8

Two correct & two incorrect decisions of compliance

Two correct & two incorrect decisions of compliance

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