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PLM deviation (compare to waiver)

In a PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) system, a deviation and a waiver are related but distinct concepts.

A deviation refers to a change or deviation from a standard, specification, or requirement that has been identified during the development, design, or manufacturing of a product. It is a formal process to request and approve a deviation from a standard, specification or requirement that is deemed necessary due to some unique condition or circumstance. The deviation process includes documenting the deviation request, obtaining formal approval, and implementing and controlling the deviation.

A waiver, on the other hand, refers to a formal request and approval to not comply with a specific requirement, standard or specification. A waiver is typically requested when it is not possible or practical to comply with a specific requirement, standard, or specification. Like deviation, the waiver process includes documenting the waiver request, obtaining formal approval, and implementing and controlling the waiver.

A deviation and waiver are different ways of addressing non-compliance or non-conformance to standards, specifications or requirements. Deviation is used when the non-compliance is due to some unique condition or circumstance and the deviation can be controlled and managed. Waiver is used when it is not possible or practical to comply with a specific requirement, standard or specification.

In summary, In a PLM, a deviation refers to a change or deviation from a standard, specification, or requirement that has been identified during the development, design, or manufacturing of a product, which is a formal process to request and approve a deviation from a standard, specification or requirement that is deemed necessary due to some unique condition or circumstance. A waiver refers to a formal request and approval to not comply with a specific requirement, standard or specification, and it is typically requested when it is not possible or practical to comply with a specific requirement, standard, or specification.

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