Degradation Test

Definition: Test cycle applied for a prototype and product targeted characteristics are measured then the test continues and again same targeted characteristics are measured again. The goal is to see the evolution of degradation over time or cycles.

design for manufacturing and assembly (DFMA)

combination of two methodologies: Design for Manufacture (DFM), which is the process of optimizing the design to be easier to produce, have higher throughput, and improved quality; and Design for Assembly (DFA), which is the optimization of the design to reduce risk of error, lowering costs, and making it easier to assemble. Source: IATF (

Digital Transformation

Introduction of new digital elements that change the way the company operate its business processes or other management processes. Digital transformation is not just about the technology it is an improvement initiative – has to lead to change the processes and ultimately the organization culture.