opportunity for improvementJoe Segen2016-12-07T19:52:00+00:00
opportunity for improvement
A term that has been formally defined in the 3rd edition of the IATF (International Automotive Task Force) Certification Rules as a situation in which the evidence presented indicates that a requirement has been effectively implemented, but based on auditor experience and knowledge, additional effectiveness or robustness might be possible with a modified approach.
The above notwithstanding, the phrase “opportunity for improvement” is a Managerspeak euphemism for a screwup/booboo of biblical/industrial or near-biblical/industrial magnitude, which is indefensible but, because it is systemic, is the type of error that can be anticipated and avoided in the future.
Synonyms Error, mistake