R&D

What is the difference between R&D and D&D?

What is the difference between R&D and D&D?

Many companies recognise that it is important and beneficial to set up a Quality Management System (QMS) while still early in product development stage, but still find it a challenge to decide when to put in place a QMS. Most often, a good gauge would be when business operations have moved from Research & Development (R&D) stage to Design & Development (D&D). But what defines that transition?