Acceptable Quality Level (AQL): In quality management, when a continuing series of lots is considered, AQL represents a quality level that, for the purposes of sampling inspection, is the limit of a satisfactory process average.
Acceptable Sampling Plan: In quality management, a specific plan that indicates the sampling sizes and the associated acceptance or non-acceptance criteria to be used.
Acceptance Number: In quality management, 1) A number used in acceptance sampling as a cut off at which the lot will be accepted or rejected.
For example, if x or more units are bad within the sample, the lot will be rejected.
There are two types: attributes sampling and variables sampling.
The A group represents 10 to 20% by number of items, and 50 to 70% by projected dollar volume.
The next grouping, B, represents about 20% of the items and 20% of the dollare volume.
Accessorial Charges: A carrier's charge for accessorial services such as loading, unloading, pickup, and delivery, or any other charge deemed appropriate.
Accountability: Being answerable for, but not necessarily personally charged with, doing specific work.
Accountability cannot be delegated, but it can be shared.