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Production assurance is a way to ensure a productive capacity meets its intended end-results such as customer requirements,[1] planned production levels,[2] safety, reliability, risk and direct economic cost. The term is used in industries as far reaching as livestock production,[3] oil and gas[4] and information technology. Production assurance is broadly related to productivity and quality management since organizational and human factors must be considered, as well as technical aspects.[5] ISO 20815:2008 introduces production assurance as a concept composed of twelve processes where "seven are defined as core production-assurance processes".

Production assurance normally exists in the context of an enterprise or between producers and oversight bodies, such as regulators.

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  1. ^ Javad Barabady, Tore Markeset, Uday Kumar, (2010) "Review and discussion of production assurance program", International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Vol. 27 Iss: 6, pp.702 - 720
  2. ^ Barabady, Javad; Markeset, Tore; Kumar, Uday (2010). "A framework for improvement of production plant performance using production assurance programs". Int J Syst Assur Eng Manag. 1 (1): 59–65. doi:10.1007/s13198-010-0001-1.
  3. ^ Livestock Production Assurance Handbook, Meat and Livestock Australia Ltd., ISBN 978-1-74036-299-3, 2015
  4. ^ ISO 20815:2008 – Petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries – Production assurance and reliability management, International Organization for Standardization, 2012
  5. ^ Tayor and Francis Group, Safety Reliability and Risk Analysis: Theory Methods and Applications, ISBN 978-0-415-48513-5, 2009, p.1491