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Dictionary Cost Of Non-Conformance

Cost Of Non-Conformance

(CONC.) The element of the *Cost Of Quality* representing the total cost to the organisation of failure to achieve a good *Quality* product.

CONC includes both in-process costs generated by quality failures, particularly the cost of *Rework*; and post-delivery costs including further *Rework*, re-performance of lost work (for products used internally), possible loss of business, possible legal redress, and other potential costs.

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See also *Cost of Poor Quality – COPQ*

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